Type: Permanent Full Time
Reference: 3959
Location: Unit 60 The Runnings Cheltenham
Closing date for applications: 30.09.21
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

The Role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a newly qualified lawyer or experienced paralegal, to join Superdry’s highly-regarded in-house legal team. The legal team at Superdry plays a pivotal role in empowering and supporting every aspect of the business to fulfil its potential and enable the business to progress and grow.  The team works in close, trusted partnership with a number of key business decision-makers.

Working as an integral part of the team, we are looking for a practical, forward-thinking commercial person to support our owned-retail and franchise business.  Fundamental to the role will be an ability to solve practical problems and to build and maintain strong relationships with a number of key partners and stakeholders on the operational sides of our business. 

While our global Head Office is based in Cheltenham, we are following government guidance in relation to COVID-19 restrictions.  While it is envisaged that this role will ultimately require some physical presence in Cheltenham at the right time, we will embrace applicants who are available on a full time or part time basis, and who may wish to work in a more agile way.


You Will

  • Report to the Head of Legal and provide a wide range of services across multiple jurisdictions to the Real Estate and Franchise teams.
  • Work directly with our Real Estate and Franchise teams to support on delivering new commercial opportunities to our business.
  • Work with the Legal team and external advisors to prepare, draft, organise and manage a wide variety of legal documents including new leases, code agreements, licences, surrenders, deeds of variation, franchise agreements and all associated formalities.
  • Negotiate and complete consensual agreements.
  • Support on the overall operational aspects of the legal and real estate teams including workflows and the implementation of new legal tech and automation.
  • Support on the management of our lease portfolio and franchise relationships.
  • Be a key point of contact for the management of contract authorisation and formalities.
  • Be a key point of contact for internal queries on the operative provisions of a variety of contracts.
  • Attend internal and external team and progress update meetings.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of the teams including organising internal and external training.

You Are

  • Someone who has evidence of experience across a wide range of matters in a similar role, with Real Estate or conveyancing experience being essential.
  • From an inhouse or private practice, having supported on real estate property
  • Able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, and be someone who is able to engage and influence key stakeholders.
  • Highly organized with experience of managing contracts and associated processes.
  • Commercially minded, enjoy variety, have the ability to prioritise and successfully manage multiple deals at the same time.
  • Able to demonstrate a client-orientated approach, both internally and externally; the ability to think laterally and to develop ideas in relation to business opportunities and training.
  • Resourceful and driven to continually develop knowledge and skills in a challenging, evolving and supportive environment.
  • Flexible and pragmatic with a focus on solving problems and delivering solutions.
  • Someone who embraces technology and new ways of thinking and working.
  • Someone with experience of the retail sector - desirable but not essential for this role.
  • Someone with CILEX or equivalent - desirable but not essential for this role.

Working for Superdry has never been so rewarding…

  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and an additional day off to celebrate your Birthday
  • Family is massively important to us, so we have a broad range of family-friendly working policies in place, including enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Company Pension scheme
  • All employees are covered by our Life Assurance policy whilst working at Superdry. Whilst none of us like to think too much about what would happen if we were to die, we feel it’s important to offer protection for your family and loved ones in such a situation and to support this we offer life assurance cover which pays a lump sum equivalent either twice or four times your annual salary
  • A big staff discount – naturally. Because we know that you love to wear Superdry, you’ll benefit from a 50% discount in store and online and our Head Office is home to our very own store for staff only where you can treat yourself to heavily discounted sample stock
  • A health cash plan is open to all employees.
  • Private Medical cover - a taxable benefit, which managers are eligible to opt in to
  • Flexible working - to help you achieve that all-important work-life balance
  • We want you to share in our success and so we have a choice of Share Save schemes you can opt into
  • A global employee assistance plan in place that you can access anytime you want - it’s free and confidential
  • You’ll also have access to a Cycle To Work Scheme and an excellent Car contract hire/purchase scheme along with a massive range of local discounts with businesses across Gloucestershire

At Superdry, everyone has a voice and we want to hear it. We create environments where individuality can flourish and is celebrated as part of who we are as a brand. We’re incredibly proud that over 90% of our people feel strongly that they can be themselves when they are at work. We obviously feel their voices speak volumes.

We want to meet people with varied backgrounds because we understand that diversity of thought encourages new ideas to thrive, fuelling creativity and enabling us to do better work. We want to build a team which represents a variety of backgrounds, styles, perspectives, and skills; we hire people based on their merit and potential.

We also welcome conversations about flexible working for all roles at Superdry and will always accommodate it where possible.

Who we are

Superdry have been making world class product for 15 years, and we’re proud of it. Our mission is to inspire and engage the contemporary style obsessed consumer, whilst leaving a positive environmental legacy.

Together, we have built a brand that has cut through the global apparel market at record speed, taking market share from brands that have existed for decades. But we have a big opportunity ahead of us as we launch 4 new collections.

We are now on an exciting journey to reset our brand and return to our design-led roots and we are looking for talented people to join us on our journey.

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