Legal Counsel

Hours: 37.5

Salary: Competitive

Location: Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland


Apply by: 04/04/2023

Legal Counsel

Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

About the role

This is a 9 month fixed term contract to work as part of the Tesco Ireland Legal Team. The Legal Counsel reports into the Head of Legal and works closely in partnership with the commercial, marketing and procurement teams using legal expertise to deliver the strategy and the operational objectives of Tesco Ireland. The role contributes by being the go-to and trusted Legal advisor across Tesco Ireland, participating where necessary to ensure the effective and legal execution of initiatives to deliver growth and protect Tesco Ireland from legal risks. 

You will be responsible for

  • Providing legal and commercially minded advice to the business.
  • Providing thought, leadership and innovative thinking where required either in Head Office or in stores.
  • Linking in with various teams including procurement, commercial, people and finance to provide advice and develop/improve ways of working.
  • Liaising directly with internal and external stakeholders to provide advice within their areas of expertise.
  • Keeping informed with legal and market updates to deliver the best for the business.
  • Maintaining and developing the network across the group legal functions and maintaining excellent relationships to get the best for Tesco Ireland.
  • Managing corporate governance programme.
  • Ensuring the business adhere to all Tesco policies, Regulator requirements and our Business Code of Conduct.

You will need

  • To be a Qualified Lawyer.
  • Experience of advising on employment, litigation, data protection, competition law, consumer law, corporate law and relevant regulations.
  • Experience in instructing external counsel and specialist lawyers where applicable.
  • In-house experience.
  • Stakeholder Management and Communication skills.
  • A commercial, practical and innovative outlook.

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work. These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension Scheme*
  • Bonus Scheme*
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member)
  • Annual leave starting at 23 days
  • Save As You Earn Scheme*

*Entry requirements and rules of the scheme apply

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer’s favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move.  Our core purpose is “Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day”.  Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers.  It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of, and for the planet. Through initiatives like the Tesco Community Fund, our association with Children’s Health Foundation, our partnership with FoodCloud and our Stronger Starts programme, we have supported over 21,000 community groups, raised over €7.5 million for medical equipment, and provided almost 15 million meals nationwide, to those living in food insecurity.

Tesco has operated in the Irish retail market since 1997, and with 163 stores nationwide, we employ over 13,000 people in cities and towns around Ireland, supporting almost 45,000 jobs directly and indirectly. We partner with over 500 Irish suppliers - of which almost three-quarters are small and medium enterprises - which in turn supports almost 13,000 farming families around Ireland. Tesco is the single largest buyer of Irish food and drink in the world, buying €1.6 Billion a year; more than any other single country in the European Union, more than even the USA which you perceive as a massive buyer of Irish food.  

We work closely with suppliers across Ireland who are dedicated to making the best products for our customers and this is reflected in the numerous awards our products have won over the years including Blás Na hÉireann, World Steak Challenge and Great Taste Awards.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. It is embedded in our values: we treat people how they want to be treated.   At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings.  We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and we are committed to helping them be at their best.

We are building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities and preferences of our colleagues – who in turn help to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We’ve taken steps to ensure our stores are places where everyone feels welcome to shop too, with colleagues all trained to support those with a visible or hidden disability through the Sunflower Lanyard programme.

We’re a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you.  Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have embraced a blended working week – combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us to about how this can work for you.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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