Senior Legal Counsel

InstaVolt Head Office – Chineham Business Park, Basingstoke

Office based, In office 5 days per week

InstaVolt is the largest owner operator of rapid electric vehicle charging stations across the UK and we pride ourselves on customer experience and satisfaction. In this important role you will work with our in-house legal team on all legal matters, but primarily working with our partners to progress and complete leases in respect of our charging equipment.


  • Managing and overseeing areas of the UK legal team;
  • Providing support to the Head of Legal;
  • Assisting the team with queries and ensuring compliance with processes and procedures;
  • Leading meetings with the legal team;
  • Providing legal advice on a wide range of legal matters including contracts, regulatory compliance and commercial property matters;
  • Reviewing, reporting and negotiating Contracts;
  • Providing training and support to the legal team;
  • Identifying and mitigating legal risks;
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating leases with the client’s solicitor;
  • Carrying out of title review and circulating this to the internal teams together with raising any necessary title enquiries with the Landlord’s solicitor;
  • Supporting the development of standard legal documents and templates;
  • Working closely with external solicitors and internal teams to ensure processes are followed throughout the lifetime of the project;
  • Searches;
  • HMLR Applications;

Skills Required

  • High level of personal integrity and drive
  • Strong communicator
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Team oriented
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Experience of commercial leases
  • Able to work to deadlines, prioritise own workload effectively under pressure and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Proactive and energetic with a tenacious approach to identifying issues and solving problems.
  • Able to progress tasks using own initiative, seeking guidance and input from others where appropriate.

Experience of working in-house and leading team members is essential for this role. The suitable candidate will have at least 5 years PQE, primarily in commercial property and contract law.

Other benefits to include:

  • Competitive salary – dependant on experience & qualifications
  • 10% discretionary annual bonus
  • Company sick pay (30 days full pay & 30 days half pay per annum)
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • 1 Paid volunteering day per year
  • 1 paid day off if you are moving house
  • Life insurance at 3 x annual salary from day 1
  • Admission to pension scheme following successful 3 month employment
  • Ongoing training in career building avenues, including study support
  • Opportunity to enrol onto our salary sacrifice EV scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to PerkPal platform
  • Quarterly company events
  • Free snacks & drinks in the office
  • Free office parking
  • Free shuttle bus to/from Basingstoke Train Station

Salary: £80,000 – £90,000 Depending on experience.

One last thing… We’re an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equality and diversity and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.

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