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To effectively meet the challenge of protecting the world’s forests, we are committed to ensuring we have the world’s most skilled people working with us. This commitment extends to everyone that works in FSC around the world: from those that lead the design of policies and standards, to those that roll out those same policies and standards on the ground, and to those that provide us with backbone to do our work.
We are currently looking for an engaged and committed Legal Counsel to join our centralized Legal Department.
The energetic team of the Legal Department supports all legal and compliance aspects of the FSC Group and advises FSC’s management and its specialized departments in their daily business affairs. The overall scope covers a variety of law fields, including contract and commercial law, private, international, labor and competition law, antitrust regulations, intellectual property and licensing, corporate and tax law, and also IT, tenancy, insurance, public and environmental law.
Main Role and Responsibilities
You are a generalist with special interest in contract and commercial law and compliance related work fields with an international orientation. You are able to support in a variety of legal matters, with a direct reporting line to the Senior Legal Counsel (Programme Manager for Corporate Affairs & Compliance). You are confident to cooperate with different stakeholders to reach practical and service-oriented solutions.
The responsibilities and tasks as Legal Counsel include the following:
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
Education and Training:
Working Experience, Style and Skills:
Computer Skills – good skills in the use of/experience with:
Terms and Conditions
We are seeking to fill a full-time (40 hours/week) position with one or two suitable candidates. Therefore, we encourage candidates looking to work Full-Time (40 hours/week) as well as candidates seeking a Part-Time (50%) position to apply. Please make sure, that you indicate your availability accordingly in your application.
How to Apply
Please apply via our website by submitting your CV in English.
Please do not send any photos of yourself.
The deadline for applications is 08 January 2023 (at 21:59 (CET)).
We will confirm receipt of your application. However, only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be further contacted and will receive notice of the outcome of the selection process. Should you not receive a confirmation of receipt please check your spam filter and if you cannot find it there contact us at email@example.com
For FSC, inclusiveness and diversity are important values. As such, we welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds and are entirely committed to consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age and disability.
Please be informed, that by applying for this position you automatically accept our Data Protection Information on processing your personal data.
We are looking forward to your application!