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Counsel - Supply Chain and Public Law

BAE Systems UK

Location: Hampshire

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Counsel – Supply Chain and Public Law

Location: Farnborough: We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £60,000 + depending on experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Provide generalist / specialist English law advice to our Global Supply Chain and UK Government Relations teams
  • Legal Specialism in contract law (procurement)
  • Work with Government Relations and Legal Capability Manager to identify prospective legal changes which may affect BAE Systems in the UK
  • Generalist support such as advising on contract matters, including with customers and suppliers as well as collaboration agreement, non-disclosure agreement and other agreement areas
  • Advising on legal policy issues, including on compliance and supporting broader legal issues arising within the business
  • Where necessary liaising with specialist lawyers, for example on dispute resolution matters
  • Provide advice on non-English law matters, whether in collaboration with relevant internal lawyers who are qualified in that non-English law jurisdiction, or with external lawyers, qualified in that non English law jurisdiction

Your skills and experiences:

  • Good understanding of commercial legal and business practice in a range of international markets
  • If a generalist lawyer, a strong understanding of contract law, public procurement, anti-bribery and corruption, and defence sector specific issues such as export control, as well as intellectual property and data protection


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual leave incentive.

The Legal Team:

As part of a first class, collaborative and friendly team, which sits as part of our Head Office legal function, this is an exciting opportunity to gain wide ranging exposure in a fast moving area of law. You will work in a team of two and so will have frequent exposure to work at a Group level with the opportunity to work with senior stakeholders matters of strategic importance to the Group.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.