CALA Group Ltd
Ref 5284
Contract Type
Practice Area
0-2 yrs, 3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
CALA is the UK’s most upmarket major homebuilder, a leading developer of premium homes and sustainable communities in affluent areas of southern England, the Midlands and Scotland.

Job Description

The CALA brand is highly regarded within the industry and aspirational for many homebuyers. With a customer-led focus, we design places and build homes for purchasers who value a premium product, and we have a strong heritage in the market for detached family homes. The homes we build are characterised by exceptional design, sector-leading build quality, and work is regularly recognised in many coveted industry awards – CALA collected Silver for ‘Large Housebuilder of the Year’ at the 2017 WhatHouse? Awards, and achieved the award for ‘Customer Service Excellence’ at the Scottish Home Awards 2018. CALA has also achieved Five Star Quality Customer Service from the HBF Customer Satisfaction Survey.

CALA Management Ltd are looking to recruit a Legal Counsel to join their in-house team for (at least)  12 -15 months to cover maternity leave.  The position, which is based in Edinburgh, will report to the Head of Legal. The successful candidate will be expected to take on significant levels of responsibility for relationships within the business as well as managing a busy work load.

Responsibilities will include providing general legal advice to the business, carrying out general compliance training and legal audits.   You will provide general support on commercial and corporate matters as well as assisting on property matters.  There will be an element of Company secretarial duties i.e. processing board appointments and resignations, updating powers of attorney, filing companies house forms, accounts, maintaining statutory books and PSC registers, maintaining the register of directors’ interests and looking after company data protection registrations.  You will ensure the business complies with laws and regulations that concern their products and services and promote best practice across the business through training, research and teaching.

You will be responsible for implementing any programmes agreed with the Head of Legal for the restructuring of internal systems. You will offer social media support to the Marketing team, and support the Head of Legal with initiatives where they are the Executive sponsor. You will resolve legal and strategic issues facing the business and develop expertise on litigation and regulation impacting the business. You will be required to liaise with external legal advisors as well as external investors and funders to obtain necessary approvals.

The ideal candidate will hold a university degree and accreditation as a Solicitor or Barrister in England or Scotland, with 4 – 6 years post qualification experience in litigation and/ or a commercial background. You must have excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills in addition to strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence others. This is a fast paced role so you need to be adaptable with the ability to react to conflicting priorities.

You will contribute to a strong culture which strives to achieve 100% customer satisfaction and design excellence. We are committed to investing in and developing our people, delivering business excellence and adding value for our customers. In exchange for your commitment to our fundamental values of Passion, Quality, Respect and Delivery, we offer a competitive package including generous annual leave entitlement, discretionary bonus scheme, professional development opportunities and more.

To apply, please click the button below and attach your CV and covering letter detailing your current or expected remuneration package.  Please note if these are two separate documents you will need to attach them as a zip file.  For more information you can contact the HR team by emailing using the subject heading ‘Legal Counsel – Ref 5284’ 

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