In House Legal Counsel (ireland) Tax And Legal · Bray · Hybrid Remote, Dublin

Last update 2024-04-20
Expires 2024-05-20
ID #2024125707
In House Legal Counsel (ireland) Tax And Legal · Bray · Hybrid Remote, Dublin
Ireland, Dublin, Dublin,
Modified February 9, 2024


SD Worx is a leading European provider of Payroll & HR services with global reach. SD Worx has 6000+ employees who operate in countries all over Europe and in Mauritius.
Part of the ever-evolving SD Worx Group, SD Worx Ireland, formerly Intelligo, is a leading provider of payroll software and services. We pay 1 in every 5 people in corporate Ireland today and have built an enviable reputation for delivering dependable and robust payroll solutions. We work hard every day to maintain and build on that reputation, from product development, project delivery, support and maintenance, through to go-live and ongoing payroll services.

We are a trusted payroll partner for many of the world’s most recognised brands , who rely on us to deliver accurate payroll solutions for each and every pay day.
What do we have to offer?
Reporting to the Head of Legal (UK&I) who is based in England, you will form part of a dynamic and diverse Group Legal team that supports the whole of the SD Worx business. Despite geographical distance, you will work closely with the rest of Corporate Legal to continuously improve the ways of working for legal services across the Group.
That being said,

your focus will be on Ireland. You will provide general commercial legal support to the business whilst advising and monitoring all applicable aspects of law relating to the company’s business operations. You will assist the management team and internal stakeholders (for example in sales, operations, product & finance) in ensuring that the business follows proper legal procedures in every way possible. You will advocate the fiduciary, statutory and ethical concerns raised in the organisation and strive to resolve legal issues in all areas and within the SD Worx risk appetite. You must be experienced in contract management and negotiation with both clients and suppliers, and in ensuring that contracts are accurate, robust and meet any legal requirements.
Our preference is to have an individual located in Ireland however we are open to individuals with irish jurisdiction experience to be based in the UK with some travel to our offices in Bray, Ireland.
What do you have to offer?
Below you will find a standard list of requirements usually reserved for a legal role like this. We feel it is important for them to be included here so that you know what is expected of you. That being said, you will not find a minimum required university grade or set number of years PQE.
There is a reason for this. We are, of course, looking for a qualified lawyer who can do the job and demonstrate excellence in the legal field. But we are also looking for somebody who is keen to learn more about our business and people and be creative in solving problems within our industry.
Being willing to help the SD Worx business thrive through supporting its people is important, and we believe that this can be achieved through demonstrating experience in a number of ways other than a top university degree and/or experience at a high profile law firm.
Please note that experience working with Irish jurisdiction is essential for this role.
Things that will help you to succeed in this role :
A high degree of professional ethics and integrity
Emotional intelligence
A practical and commercial focus
Being a team player and true collaborator
Experience as a legal professional in business environment
An understanding of Saa S/technology focused contracts
Experience in contract negotiation, drafting complex clauses and unravelling contractual issues
Excellent knowledge of GDPR and corporate law and procedures
The ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies
The ability to explain complex legal issues in simple terms
Creativity in offering innovative legal and business solutions
The ability to work well under pressure and prioritise accordingly
A thoughtfully inquisitive nature
Sound judgement
Which tasks can you expect?
Drafting, reviewing and negotiating client and supplier contracts in the best interests of SD Worx. Client contracts include managed service contracts, software license and maintenance contracts
Ensuring compliance of contracts with all internal policies, confidentiality and information security obligations and legislation in particular data protection laws
Working with supplier management procedures to ensure that supplier management is effective Reviewing existing legal contracts and compiling a schedule of deviations from standard contracts
Managing and maintaining relationships with external counsel within budgetary confines
Liaising with the SD Worx Ireland Information Security Officer on data protection issues
Taking full responsibility for company legal compliance and advice
Providing accurate and timely counsel to the management team and colleagues on a variety of legal topics, through regular training and communication
Engaging in the formulation of internal governance policies and regularly monitoring compliance in conjunction with other governance functions
Researching and evaluating different risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
Collaborating with management to apply effective risk management techniques and offering proactive advice on possible legal issues
Communicating and negotiating with external parties creating and maintaining relations of trust
Dealing with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces
Providing clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organisation
Managing and updating company contract templates
Maintaining current knowledge of alterations in legislation
Conducting your work with integrity and responsibility
Salary & Benefits
SD Worx will offer an attractive salary for this role. You will not find one stated here though, as the salary will be dependent on the level of experience and expertise that the successful candidate brings to the team. We do not want to dissuade anyone from applying because the salary we might put here is at the wrong level. To that end, if you are happy to do so when applying, please let us know what your salary expectations are. Equally, it is fine if you would prefer not to, and we will discuss it at the appropriate time.
SD Worx offers a hybrid working model which may flex depending upon business needs. We will offer you the autonomy and flexibility to take ownership of your work and career, and will provide excellent exposure to interesting and challenging work within an international, ever-growing company.
Some travel within Europe is likely.
From many places, we work as one, moving from better to best together.
SD Worx lives diversity in the workplace. Diversity provides inspiration and innovation in our company. We particularly welcome applications from qualified talent, regardless of origin, nationality, gender, skin colour, ethnic and social background, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation and stage of life.


Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: In house legal counsel (ireland) tax and legal · bray · hybrid remote

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