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Legal Counsel

  1. Legal
  2. Permanent

Store Support Centre, Ruddington, Nottingham

Hours per week:



Role overview

As a Legal Counsel at Vision Express, you’ll play a critical role in providing comprehensive legal support. Your expertise in commercial and consumer protection law will be invaluable. Reporting directly to the Head of Legal, EMEA, at EssilorLuxottica, you’ll collaborate closely with our in-house solicitor, who specialises in property and real estate matters.

In this dynamic position, you’ll cultivate relationships across the business, working with various stakeholders and brand umbrellas. Operating in a bustling environment with diverse tasks, you’ll offer guidance on commercial contracting and provide support on consumer protection law inquiries, particularly consumer complaints. Your passion for service will support our ambition to See More and Be More, and we’ll support you to continuously learn and grow with Vision Express.

Who are we?

We are Vision Express - with over 550 stores across the UK and Ireland, we have something for everyone. Whether you want to work in a busy city centre flagship, a smaller village store or in one of our coastal locations, we're sure we will have the perfect solution for you!

Did you know, we are also part of the EssilorLuxottica family? EssilorLuxottica is the global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of lenses, frames and sunglasses! We are home to the most loved and widely-recognised vision care and eyewear brands in the world. Their priority eyewear brands include Ray-Ban, Oakley, Costa, Vogue Eyewear, Persol and Oliver Peoples, complemented by over 20 prestigious licensed brands.

Who is the perfect candidate?

  • A qualified lawyer with a minimum of 8 years experience, demonstrating proficiency in commercial and consumer protection law
  • Experienced in both in-house and practice settings, showcasing adaptability and a holistic understanding of legal nuances
  • Specialised knowledge in commercial and consumer law, with a focus on practical applications within a corporate context
  • Confident in building robust relationships with clients and stakeholders, fostering collaboration and trust to achieve common objectives
  • Demonstrates sharp analytical skills, enabling the identification of legal risks and the formulation of effective strategies to mitigate them.

Anything else you should know?

  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Life Assurance - 4 x your basic annual salary
  • Free eyewear annually with eligibility from day one of joining us!
  • Free on-site gym
  • Free parking for all Vision Express colleagues
  • Opportunities to get involved in the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation
  • Discounts for friends and family
  • Employee Assistant Program offering confidential support and advice on everything from financial support to emotional support and everything in-between
  • 33 days annual leave - increasing with your length of service, plus the opportunity to buy or sell holiday
  • Flexible health related benefits, such as Health Cash plan, Additional Life cover, Critical Illness cover and Dental Plan
  • Opportunities to join a company wide community with peer to peer knowledge sharing and collaborating through our internal channels
  • Flexible lifestyle benefits such as, Gymflex, Dining Cards, Discounted Travel Insurance, Experience Days, and even discounted bicycles through our Cycle to Work Scheme
  • And so much more!

Hybrid Working Policy

    At Vision Express, we understand the importance of work-life balance, so we offer flexibility to work from the office and home in the form of our hybrid working policy. In brief, we work a set number of days, split between the office and home, to ensure you get the best of both worlds.
    We’ll talk more about how this looks for you during your interview.