Working from OCS' South East office in Crawley, this is a great opportunity for an experienced solicitor to have responsibility for our major commercial contracts. As the Commercial Solicitor you will assist and support the UK, Ireland and Middle East business in relation to all aspects of commercial contracts. Providing pragmatic and supportive legal advice to a broad range of stakeholders with due regard to commercial context and constraints. Responsibilities will include: Negotiating and concluding major contracts, reviewing terms and conditions in relation to bids, tenders and proposed contracts within the UK, Ireland and Middle East region. Providing legal advice and assistance on contracts and other issues to the Group's central support functions eg. Procurement, ICT, marketing, training where required etc. Providing legal advice and assistance to the division on other miscellaneous legal issues on an ad-hoc basis. Developing and maintaining legal material (standard documents, guidance and corporate information). Disseminating in appropriate and varied channels throughout the Division/Group i.e. intranet, workshops, seminars, newsletters etc Liaising with and managing external lawyers and other professional advisers where necessary and applicable. This may be in relation to projects or contracts or more generally. Assisting and advising on all aspects of acquisitions and related activities such as due diligence, statutory books, etc. Assisting as required with corporate head office functions such as insurance claims, compliance with statutory formalities, data protection notifications etc. Any other reasonable ad-hoc duties as required. Experience required: Education/Qualifications 2:1 degree or equivalent Admission as a Solicitor in England. Current practising certificate Working experience/Personal attributes Experience in relevant areas of commercial law (to include contract principles) Ability to work as part of a team on highly complex and intellectually demanding work, which requires the ability to meet exacting deadlines and work under considerable pressure Must be able to manage own workload with initiative and minimal supervision Able to receive instruction accurately from a broad range of stakeholders and provide pragmatic, commercial, legally compliant advice Ability to review activities and identify opportunities for improvements to efficiency, effectiveness and cost Ability to follow policy and procedures Willingness to bring concerns to corporate attention via prescribed channels The OCS Group is one of the UK's leading providers of facilities management and property support services, employing over 25,000 people in the UK. We have been at the forefront of developing integrated Facilities Management, becoming a seamless extension of our clients' businesses by delivering best in class services. How have we achieved such success? It is through our dedicated teams of industry experts who work in partnership with our clients to deliver innovative FM solutions.