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    Technical Specialist Manager

Property & Commercial Solicitor

Job Requirements

Property & Commercial Solicitor
(12 months Fixed Term)

We are looking for a 'short notice available' legal professional who can help us redefine what's possible for our passengers and local community. As part of our ‘Grow with Gatwick' initiative you'll be provided with plenty of training and support to ensure you're developing and growing your career.

Our legal team is small but important and ensures that we me​et all our legal obligations.

What is the role

In this role, you'll provide legal advice to the Property and Retail teams, the Commercial IT team, Procurement and the wider business as required.

You will handle lettings of commercially and operationally important space to airlines and other business partners and draft and negotiate significant retail and other commercial agreements. You'll also assist the wider Legal team with significant property acquisitions and disposals.

What will you do?

  • Provide timely and accurate legal support to the business
  • Draft and negotiate high value agreements
  • Give advice in relation to aspects of contract management
  • Provide guidance on impacts of various legislative requirements
  • Supply legal support to other company areas including marketing, customer complaints and IT.

Do you have what we're looking for?

  • A clear understanding of the commercial objectives of the business, on the levels of single transactions and more strategic requirements.
  • Experience in a legal role dealing with landlord and tenant law and broader commercial/business experience.
  • A good understanding of the industry in which the company operates.
  • Experience in property law in a recognised law firm
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Capable in articulating complex legal concepts in a clear and comprehensive way.
  • Strong logical and analytical skills.
  • A critical and objective thinker who will consider the legal and commercial issues that the business may face.
  • Able to translate legal and commercial understanding into practical and actionable advice, understanding and anticipating the consequences.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Understand and be able to explain commercial and legal risks and provide solutions.


  • Professional legal qualification
  • Current practicing certificate

What's it like to work here?

Our employees tell us that working here is something special. Everyone is looking to deliver what matters to our passengers. There is so much that makes air travel possible. No day is like another. Our employees enjoy a range of personal, health and financial benefits, including annual leave and high street discounts. We offer a performance-based bonus scheme and our people can request professional training to support them to Grow with Gatwick

We want our people to reflect our local community and the passengers we serve. We know we are all at our best when we feel comfortable and included. We want our people to feel like they can be who they want to be at work, and we work hard to provide them with the respect and flexibility to do so.

We aim to be an equitable, diverse, and inclusive employer. We encourage and support our people to be their best. We seek different perspectives that redefine what's possible. Together we are a team.

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Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport, Gatwick, United Kingdom, RH6 0NP

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Giles Kinrade



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