Senior Commercial Associate

Available in: Belfast

Reports to: General Counsel 

Main purpose of role & level in the business

Working with a busy team of in-house lawyers/paralegals, the successful candidate will be responsible for performing a variety of legal tasks and escalating issues where appropriate to support the Company in its business activities.  

•    Negotiates, reviews and drafts contracts and commercial terms with customers and 
        suppliers to reflect commercial deals
•    Advises the Company on a wide range of legal areas including commercial contracts, IP 
        and risk mitigation
•    Analyses and assesses risk and provides pragmatic suggestions to address risk.
•    Devises and implements legal aspects of Company policies and initiatives.  
•    Drives Company compliance with legal developments and recognises and raises legal 
        compliance issues. 
•    Assists the Commercial Department and CFO as required

Minimum (essential) requirements

  • Qualified Solicitor
  • Up to 5 years post qualification experience in a legal/advisory role
  • Excellent drafting, communication and negotiation skills
  • Concise, articulate, analytical and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Business and pragmatic focus approach to work with positive attitude
  • Demonstrable general commercial/corporate law experience
  • Conscientious, approachable and credible
  • Good team player with the ability to work to deadlines
  • Results orientated
  • Ability to work to a high standard of accuracy
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and escalate matters when necessary


  • Corporate experience
  • Familiarity within some, or all, of the following areas of law: IT/IP, Data Protection law to include drafting, reviewing and/or negotiating IT contracts
  • Experience training and delegating to more junior staff

Who you are

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day, and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. 

These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture. 

 About us 

Kainos is a high-growth IT services company providing digital technology solutions and agile software development to enterprise customers. Across our 30-year history, we have worked on transformational projects across government, NHS and a myriad of private sector clients.  

We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.