Senior Legal Advisor (Competition) - Sheffield/Flexible

Date: 08-Jan-2022

Location: Sheffield, GB, S98 6HR

Company: Royal Mail Group

Job reference number 233856

Senior Legal Advisor (Competition) - Sheffield/Flexible

Competitive salary including bonuses, to be discussed further at interview (27.5 annual leave days)

Full time

Fixed Term 12 months (maternity leave cover to begin in April 2022)

Royal Mail Sheffield, SHEFFIELD, S98 6HR (Location open to flexibility)

Flexible for home-working


About the role


Royal Mail has an exciting opportunity for a senior legal advisor to join our Competition and Regulation team. The role will provide the successful candidate with an unrivalled opportunity to work with and advise the business  on all aspects of competition law, including merger control, competition litigation and postal regulation within Royal Mail Group (RMG). 


The position holder will ensure that all areas within RMG have a clear understanding of their regulatory and competition law obligations. This will involve working effectively with other parts of Legal and, occasionally, external legal support (though most work is carried out in-house) to provide commercial, pragmatic advice to help achieve the strategic commercial objectives of the business.


As a principal advisor to the business, you will also work with other key stakeholders across Royal Mail. It is therefore an exciting opportunity to work across all aspects of competition law, interacting with different teams and being involved in a range of strategic discussions.


About You


You will need to possess the following skills, experiences and qualifications:



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commercial, pragmatic and practical approach to advising on legal issues
  • A ‘can do’ attitude with a proactive approach to taking on new projects and challenges, and identifying opportunities to manage competition and regulatory risk within RMG
  • Effective and proactive reporting to line manager and peers within Legal



  • Previous experience advising in house on a range of competition law issues
  • Experience of dealing with EU/UK regulators on competition law and regulatory issues



  • Certified Lawyer, admitted to the Law Society or an EU legal bar
  • A senior specialist competition lawyer with at least 5 years’ experience


About Us


At Royal Mail we connect companies, customers and communities across the country, delivering a ‘one-price-goes-anywhere’, universal postal service to more than 30 million addresses. As one of the UK’s leading companies, we are focused on being recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe.




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Closing Date: 24th January 2021. Please note, this advert may close early if the appropriate number of applications has been reached.

Assessment Date: Early January, to be confirmed at a later date