Associate Legal Counsel

Associate Legal Counsel

We’re driven by our purpose to build real communities, which enhance the lives of our residents every single day. We are seeking an Associate Legal Counsel to join our expanding legal team. 


After six years of phenomenal growth and numerous awards, we are backed by a joint venture partnership between Legal & General PLC and NatWest Group Pension Trustee Limited. We are on course to significantly transform the later living experience in the UK with a commitment to expand our portfolio to 34 retirement villages, which equates to around 5,000 age-appropriate homes for retirees.   


The Associate Legal Counsel will be responsible for supporting the Legal Counsel on all legal matters, to enable the business to expand and meet its ambitious growth plans. You will cover the acquisition of sites, legal contracts, funding of the group and the legal entity structuring to facilitate potential additional third-party investment. 


If you’re looking for a career which means more and gives you more, personally, and professionally, there’s a place for you here at Inspired Villages. 


The Role: 

  • Supporting the Legal Counsel in providing legal advice and transactional support across the Group in all areas including retirement living, real estate, financial and corporate transactions  
  • Ensuring a proper account is taken of material legal risks and the Group’s position is mitigated and protected 
  • Safeguarding compliance with relevant legislation and regulation 
  • Advising notes to assist General Counsel in advising the board  
  • Working collaboratively with relevant internal stakeholders including company secretarial, finance/accounting, tax, risk and board support  
  • Providing legal support in setting up sites for new villages  
  • Advising the Development team on title issues and reviewing title reports 
  • Assisting plot sales solicitors with legal sales issues 
  • Reviewing and amending general contracts  
  • Assisting Village Managers with legal queries  
  • Keeping abreast of legal developments in the field of real estate, and corporate. 


Key Requirements:  

  • Proven experience working as an Associate Legal Counsel, Associate Solicitor or Legal Executive (ideally 2-4 years PQE)  
  • England & Wales qualified solicitor (or a solicitor or attorney qualified in another jurisdiction) 
  • Excellent legal drafting skills: able to provide clear, concise and commercially relevant solutions, explaining/advising succinctly on difficult and complex areas. 
  • Good IT; at ease with electronic time recording and case management systems 
  • Inquisitive and testing with the ability to ask the right questions in the correct circumstances.   


The Benefits: 

  • £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + up to 10% bonus  
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) 
  • Giving Something Back – 3 additional days leave for charity or voluntary work per year 
  • Big birthdays off (those ending in a 0) 
  • Medicash health plan 
  • Enhanced family benefits and sickness policies 
  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • Life Assurance at x4 your annual salary 
  • 5% matched pension scheme 
  • Access to SMART tech 
  • Retail discounts on a variety of outlets 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Electric car scheme 
  • Access to an incredible workspace, with a gym, social areas, and parking.  


More enjoyment. More satisfaction. More like one big family. If you’re looking for a career that means more and gives you more, hit that apply button! 

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Inspired Villages Head Office
Unit 3 Edwalton Busines Park , Landmere Lane , Nottingham , Nottinghamshire, UK, NG12
  • Location:
    Inspired Villages Head Office
  • Salary:
    £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus
  • Hours per week:
  • Vacancy type:
    Full time, permanent


Health care plan
Life assurance at x4 your annual salary
Enhanced annual leave (increasing by 1 for each year served) 33 days for head office roles
Giving something back – 3 additional days leave for charity or voluntary work per year
Big birthdays off (those ending in a 0)
5% matched pension scheme
Retail discounts on a variety of outlets
Keeping things moving
Help us look after the planet
Making tech available to all
Ongoing learning and development opportunities
Working in an incredible workspace, with a gym, social areas, and parking
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