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Head of Legal in Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF

The Groom Room at Pets at Home is looking for Apprentice Groomers to join our quickly expending Groom Room business.

Job description

Head of Legal - Vet Business - 39 hours per week

Ref: 17560

Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Whilst we have been established for over 30 years, our evolution continues on our journey to be the best pet care business in the world. Combining new business leadership with new clinical leadership, our ambition to become a lead authority in petcare, both internally and externally is core to our brand.

Key to this are our veterinary teams who operate independently through our unique Joint Venture (JV) model. Our unique model enables our JV Partners to own their practices whilst benefitting from continued investment in practice facilities, clinical equipment and a clinical focus underpinned by evidenced-based medicine and continuous improvement.

We are looking for a talented Head of Legal to join our vet business, reporting to our Legal Director & Deputy Company Secretary.

About the role

As Head of Legal, you will be responsible for all legal support across our vet business. The role offers a really varied workload, from overseeing third party contracts with key suppliers to managing the pipeline of new practice set ups/sales for our Partners. The role will work to support the senior leadership team on all legal matters, and work across our Partner estate to resolve any queries or matters.

You will also work closely with key business functions across the vet business including the operational, treasury, finance and partnerships teams.

It is an exciting time to join our vet business, as we continue on our growth journey. The role will offer you a number of strategic projects, supporting and working with a strong leadership team who have a clear vision.

About your experience

This role is a fantastic opportunity to apply your combination of in-house and practice experience in a role that offers real visibility across the organisation.

The Head of Legal role requires the following skills and experience:

  • 8+ years PQE
  • Corporate and commercial legal experience
  • Experience with corporate joint venture documents would be beneficial
  • Leadership skills, both from a stakeholder and line management perspective
  • A resilient, commercial and pragmatic approach
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Experience managing and working within budgets
  • Strong drafting and negotiation skills
  • The ability to prioritise and word within timescales, keeping key stakeholders updated

Our diversity and inclusion vision is that everyone is welcome and feels part of our group. If you think you’re a good match to what we are looking for, and you share our belief that together ‘we’re better with pets’, we’d like to hear from you, whatever your background or circumstances.

About our purpose

Far more than a retailer, Pets at Home Group is the UK’s leading pet care specialist, fulfilling every possible pet and owner need, from food and accessories to grooming and vet services. Since 1991, we’ve been building a business around pets and their owners and we’ve set our sights on becoming the best pet care business in the world. Join us now and you can be part of that journey, developing your future as we develop ours. This is a place where you can take pride and passion in your work within an inspiring, professional team that’s focused on supporting pets and their owners to live happier lives together.

We’re driven by the wellbeing of pets and we make sure we look after our people too. We depend on your commitment and innovation, and reward it with competitive pay and comprehensive benefits. Together we’ll create the future of pet care.


Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 14-08-2023

Expiry Date: 19-08-2023

Extra information

Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF
Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Customer Service
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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