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Posted Date:  24-Nov-2022
Posting End Date:  08/12/2022
Location:  Coventry
Company:  Severn Trent Water Limited
Department:  General Counsel
Salary (£):  Competitive salary

Senior Legal Counsel




Want to do the best work of your life? Playing your part in making a big difference to the environment and communities we serve. Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.


Our purpose is taking care of life’s essentials, but we’re also big on making a difference, not just because we should but because we care.  We are a FTSE 100 group which includes two regulated water and wastewater businesses and a leading renewables business and other commercial businesses. 


We are looking for someone to join our dynamic and diverse team as a senior legal counsel with performance management responsibilities for a talented group of lawyers and data protection officer. You will be working with our business to help deliver its strategic objectives and the vision of the General Counsel team, and as you are working in Severn Trent group legal team, you will benefit from the support of colleagues throughout so that we are able to drive and ensure we create an awesome place to work. This is a senior role which doesn’t come up often and you be a member of the senior team reporting into the Head of Legal for Severn Trent group. 


Are you a first-rate lawyer with strong, proven experience across different discipline’s and looking to work and lead in an environment like never before?


Well, if you are, read on.




As a Senior Legal Counsel within the Severn Trent group legal team, you will be a first-rate lawyer in your own discipline, working across the business to provide business focussed legal advice. You will also be responsible for managing and leading a diverse and talented team of four people who partner with our business teams and who work across several different disciplines of law including Commercial and IP, Construction, Disputes, Employment, and Data Protection. You will also manage our Data Protection Officer who is responsible for data protection compliance right across the Severn Trent group. We will look for you to be an inspiring leader and manager with a clear focus to support and develop the team.


You will develop and implement strategic business plans and company performance targets which will ensure that our long-term business goals are protected. You will be constantly reviewing and considering any forthcoming changes in legal or regulatory requirements which could impact on us as a business and our framework, and you will proactively consider strategic and policy objectives of the company with a view to influencing key internal and external stakeholders.


What is equally important for you and us as a business is ensuring customers’ needs are at the heart of all advice and decisions which we make. This is a business leader role with regular reporting into senior stakeholders in our businesses, so we will look for your to be happy to challenge the leaders of our business.




Of course, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity, and a caring attitude in equal weight.


We want people who show up and roll their sleeves up. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you really care, you’ll go above and beyond. When you really care you don’t just talk about it, you do more.


If you have demonstrable experience within construction or commercial law and gained this either from a law firm or in house PQE and can demonstrate your leadership & mentoring skills, we’d love to hear from you. 


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.


And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity, who help us do just that.


We do more because we care.




It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.  Here’s some of our favourites:


  • 31 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)
  • Car cash allowance
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to 20% of salary based on company & personal performance)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers
  • Family friendly policies
  • Two volunteering days per year




Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.


To find out more about working with us, search #LifeatSevernTrent on social media