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Legal Director



3d ago

  • Job
    Expert Level
  • Legal
  • £110K - £120K
  • Cardiff, +2
  • 17d left


  • Essential Criteria:
  • A strategic and inspirational leader - background and knowledge in strategic leadership and senior decision making. A dedicated, motivational and collaborative leader who builds strong, inclusive, high performing teams and cross-team working relationships.
  • Legal Leadership - extensive experience of leading large legal teams and collective leadership of a legal function.
  • A legal expert in energy, regulation or public law –extensive senior-level legal experience as a qualified solicitor or barrister, gained across the public and/or private sectors
  • A senior advisor - experience of working with Boards and senior officials and making a positive impact with a range of senior stakeholders both internally and externally, adopting an open approach and unafraid to make decisions when necessary.
  • A strong communicator - highly credible communication skills, both in writing and in person, with experience of building strong stakeholder relationships, high emotional intelligence and engendering trusted relationships that achieve buy-in and commitment.
  • Commercially minded - professional knowledge and experience that evidence an understanding of regulation and consumer priorities within a commercial and/or public body.
  • Qualifications:
  • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister
  • Behaviours:
  • We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Changing and Improving
  • Technical skills:
  • We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
  • Technical testing of legal knowledge within specific roles fields.


  • The Legal Directors are responsible for the strategic leadership of the General Counsel functions alongside the GC and the leadership team, with the responsibility for all legal leadership in their teams’ areas as well providing individual advice to senior internal clients at Director and Director General Level. They will lead a large team of approximately 25 legal professionals to deliver high quality legal services to enable Ofgem to achieve its priorities and to inspire and motivate to enable delivery of Ofgem’s Multi Year Strategy.
  • The Legal Directors will provide strategic advice on legal risk and mitigation. within their areas, building relationships across Ofgem being accountable for the delivery of high quality legal and governance services.

Britain’s independent energy regulator, protecting consumers by working to deliver a greener, fairer energy system.


Mission & Purpose

Ofgem is Britain’s independent energy regulator. Our role is to protect consumers now and in the future by working to deliver a greener, fairer energy system.