Legal Counsel – 12 month FTC

About Us

Zenith is an award winning, market leader in the fleet industry, with an exciting and dynamic customer portfolio.

Due to maternity leave we are looking for a technically excellent and pro-active Lawyer to provide commercial and legal advice to Zenith’s businesses as well as advising on compliance, data protection and regulated activities. Initially on a 12 month Fixed Term Contract.

We are happy to consider flexible working and possible part time working patterns.


Role Responsibilities

  • Negotiate, draft and review customer, supplier and outsourcing agreements across the whole range of goods and services including B2B, B2C, IT, Property & General Services
  • Help Zenith’s regulated business with legal and compliance matters including advice on legal issues relating to regulated products, agreements, new marketing and other promotional material
  • Instructing and managing external legal counsel as required
  • Drafting and updating policy documents, websites and marketing material as needed
  • Provide commercial advice and support to the New Business and Tender teams including strategic pricing issues and other commercial agreements
  • Support the ownership of Zenith’s template terms and conditions, ensuring that they are maintained and updated in accordance with any business or legal requirements
  • Advise and support the Zenith Group with regards to IT, IP and data protection matters in collaboration with the Compliance and Regulatory teams
  • Ensure all legal arrangements comply with the Group’s internal Policies and Risk Parameters
  • Assist the General Counsel and Senior Team in handling key strategic matters from a legal perspective
  • Awareness of operational and regulatory risk which may impact on the Zenith Group. Report to the Legal Team and Zenith Board any risk which may impact the business
  • Align with key stakeholders on delivering legal priorities, including delivering training on key legal topics
  • Building strong relationships with Zenith’s divisions and functions including Procurement, IT, Finance, New Business and Account Management


Skills & Experience

  • Practising solicitor or alternative legal qualification
  • Detailed and technical commercial and/or corporate experience including drafting and reviewing complex agreements and negotiation
  • Objective thinking with the ability to advance ideas and influence others including analysing, problem solving and decision making
  • Good communication skills with a proven ability to counsel stakeholders on legal matters
  • Good commercial awareness and capable of engaging in discussions about new business models and approaches
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Previous in-house experience or secondment is desirable
  • Previous experience of working in the regulated financial services sector or experience of working in a large/complex organisation is also desirable



  • Competitive salary & Annual bonus
  • Car allowance/Company car
  • Agile working
  • Company/Team activities
  • Onsite bistro
  • Free parking
  • Onsite GP & Masseuse
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion networks
  • 24 days annual leave & birthday leave
  • Gym membership discount
  • Breakdown cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme


We want to positively encourage differences in Zenith and believe it is critical to our success as a company. Zenith is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.