Legal Compliance Manager

5th January 2023

Founded in 1978, Clark Contracts Ltd is a privately owned main contractor with six operating divisions; Construction, Retail, Fit Out, Small Works, Maintenance and Manufactured Joinery. With a turnover of over £100 million we employ over 220 people with offices in the East and West of Scotland.


This is a newly created position, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity and responsibility to shape and improve the business compliance in a fast moving, vibrant and rewarding culture. They will have the opportunity to progress their career as the business continues its growth.


The role will ideally suit a qualified solicitor looking for a hands-on role and the opportunity to move from private practice to industry.


Role & Responsibilities


The successful candidate will be responsible for managing legal compliance for the company on a range of projects. Key deliverables will include, but not be limited to:

  • Contract Review and Negotiation: Reviewing, negotiating, and drafting amendments to:
    • Main, sub-contract and consultant terms
    • Collateral agreements (warranties and letters of reliance)
    • Novation agreements
    • Bonds and parent company guarantees
    • Supply of goods and/or services contracts
    • Non-disclosure / confidentiality agreements
    • Utility and energy agreements
  • Reviewing Third Party Agreements to ensure alignment of provisions and risk.
  • Emphasis on building and maintaining relationships whilst protecting the company’s interests.
  • Creation and development of template contracts and terms and conditions for the company.
  • Risk Management:
    • Ensure that “legal” risks are identified, understood and communicated to business units and project teams.
    • Ensure that risks are approved in line with strict company governance and approvals processes.
  • Provide high quality and timely contractual support and advice to business units.
  • Dispute Resolution:  
    • Liaising with external counsel as and when necessary.



This role will suit someone working in private practice interested in a move to an industry position.

To be considered for this position the candidate will:

  • Be a Qualified Solicitor
  • Have a background in Construction / Property contract drafting
  • Have the ability to manage tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner, with the ability to work independently
  • Ideally have knowledge of the Construction industry
  • Have excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • Be able to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Have first class IT skills


This is a full time; permanent position and the successful applicant will be based full time in our head office in Paisley although some travel may be required as business dictate.


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