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Contract Negotiator, Gerald Eve

Full Time, Flexi Time

About Gerald Eve LLP  

Gerald Eve provides property consultancy services to investors, occupiers and developers. We operate a national network of nine  offices and an International Alliance, with partner firms covering 20 European countries and all major US markets. Our specialist  sectors include industrial and logistics, alternative markets, the London office market, public sector and corporate real estate services. 

Gerald Eve’s partners take pride in their reputation as leading experts and our highly regarded sector specialist teams continue to  attract the best talent in the market. We offer comprehensive property advice to public and private sector clients, which includes  over 40 of the FTSE100 and some of the largest property portfolios in the UK. Clients benefit from long-term trusted advisor  relationships, with client teams providing advice across the full spectrum of property services. 

What sets us apart from our competitors is the way in which we value our people, our size and open plan workspace which supports  collaborative working. Gerald Eve thrives as a privately-owned partnership and the “we are all in this together” approach is respected  across the business. Our values define our culture: Trust and Integrity, Respect, Friendliness and Excellence. We are a previous Times  100 Best Employer and Estates Gazette Employer of the Year 2018. Our Diversity approach is central to the business, championed by  our Senior Partner, Simon Prichard, who is currently Chair of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK and Ireland Board. 

What is it like to work at Gerald Eve? 

Most new joiners to Gerald Eve remark on the friendly welcome they receive from colleagues. From lunch-time yoga and pilates  classes, sports teams and book and chess clubs to pro bono and charity work, we strive to strike the right balance between work and social activities. In 2018, we won the Vitality Healthiest Workplace in the UK award (mid-sized firm) and we encourage healthy eating  and mental wellbeing across the business.  

We are a responsible business and recognise that our staff often benefit from flexible, agile working arrangements, something we  are open to exploring with candidates. 

About the Team and this Role 

The Compliance Negotiator role is responsible for contract negotiations and managing the contract lifecycle process. The successful  candidate will engage with both internal and external stakeholders. 

Main responsibilities 

  • Draft, review, negotiate and manage a wide variety of inbound contracts, including client agreements, supplier agreements, consulting services agreements and work orders and related purchase requisitions and NDA’s. Draft, review, negotiate and manage a wide variety of outbound contracts, including NDAs, professional services  agreements and Statements of Work, license agreements, RFP responses, alliance agreements, and miscellaneous  agreements. 
  • Work with internal business customers, Partners, and various other functions within Support Services to manage risk and  ensure business needs are reflected accurately in agreements 
  • Team Partners and the Risk & Compliance Director (where necessary with external lawyers) and other identified  stakeholders to obtain any required approvals from internal stakeholders and optimize support to the business Contribute to standard form agreements and legal processes  
  • Reviewing contracts that require individual assessment to identify clauses that require amendment. Being decisive in knowing when to pull out contracts and where amendment might be difficult. Determining a strategy for transition and negotiating/executing new agreements with clients.
  • Ensuring the optimum reduction of risk in line with the credit and legal policies/standards. 
  • Liaising with businesses, Risk & Compliance Director and external counsel. 

Key Attributes and Qualifications 

  • Educated to Undergraduate degree level (Law, Business related studies) 
  • Knowledge of CDM regulations  
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills 
  • Self-starter and ability to work with limited direction 
  • Outgoing and able to build relationships and develop effective internal and external partnerships – it is key that the  incumbent is able to work with clients and their legal advisors 
  • Responsive and service-oriented attitude 
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills and the ability to perform in a fast-paced, deadline -driven  environment 
  • Intellectual agility and ability to apply lessons learned from each negotiation 
  • Excellent business judgment 

Salary and benefits 

  • Salary: competitive based on market, professional experience and qualifications 
  • Performance related staff profit share scheme 
  • 26 days’ holiday, plus Bank Holidays and days at Christmas and New Year.  
  • Pension scheme membership (after initial probationary period) 
  • Life and Accident insurance 
  • Group income protection scheme 
  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • Critical Illness Cover 
  • Fitness Allowance  
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan 
  • Interest Free Rental Deposit Loan  
  • Employee assistance programme 
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay after two years’ service 

Alongside our competitive compensation and benefits package we offer all our staff the ongoing opportunities to learn and  develop, through in-house CPD sessions, further education support as well as internal and external training programmes. Gerald  Eve encourage pro-bono work and volunteering as well as regular social and sporting activities to engage with all your colleagues.  

Your progression will be supported and guided by managers and mentors using a transparent framework so you can clearly see  what you need to do to get to where you want to be.  

Working hours 

The Firm’s core hours are from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. and you may choose to start and end your day around these hours, provided  you still do your 7.25 hours per day (e.g. 8.00 am – 4.30pm, 10.00 am – 6.30 pm). There is no requirement for this to be the same  each day, but you are required to keep your manager informed. This position also involves out of hours working on an ‘as  necessary’ basis. We are open to considering flexible working arrangements for everyone; this can be discussed during the  application process or upon commencement. 


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