Historic Environment Scotland
Contract Type
Practice Area
Legal and Commercial Advice
0-2 yrs, 3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is seeking candidates for a new role within our Legal function as an in-house solicitor, reporting to our Head of Legal.

Job Description

  • Salary Range: £41,867 - £47,574 per annum
  • Hours: Full time (37 hours per week), We are flexible as to how the 37 hours are worked e.g. compressed hours
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Location: Based at Longmore House, Edinburgh (with home/ hybrid working possible and encouraged)
  • Closing date: Wednesday 15 December 2021 (midday).

As a Solicitor within HES, your primary responsibility will be providing legal advice to our organisation on a broad range of legal issues.

If you are someone who is; a qualified solicitor and member of the Law Society of Scotland with a current practising certificate, with experience of drafting and negotiating commercial contracts with a focus on IP issues, then this could be a fantastic opportunity for you.

About the role

HES is a unique organisation with a broad range of functions. We are a ‘Non-department Public Body’ (NDPB) with charitable status, as well as operating as a national commercial business within the tourism sector. As a Solicitor within HES your role will involve assisting our Head of Legal in providing advice to the organisation on a wide range of matters, enabling us to manage our legal risks, with a particular focus on commercial contracts and IP issues. You will also be involved in implementing processes, controls and business improvements to embed a positive culture of legal risk management.

About you

To be successful, as a qualified solicitor with a minimum of approximately 2 years’ PQE, you will have experience in commercial contract drafting, advising on intellectual property law, particularly copyright and trade marks and a willingness to advise our organisation on a wide-ranging, unusual and interesting range of matters.

You will be able to provide evidence of your strong planning, organising, communication, facilitation, negotiation and analytical skills, as well as your ability to produce innovative solutions to business challenges. Full details about the person we are looking for can be found in the job description for this role.


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