Legal Counsel


In-house Legal Counsel (Healthcare)

Fantastic Salary, 10% Bonus, Private Heathcare, 25 days holiday + option to buy 5


Celesio UK is one of the UK’s leading end to end healthcare service organisations with key brands including LloydsPharmacy and AAH Pharmaceuticals and has 23,000 employees.

Reporting to the head of legal, the Legal Counsel you will be accountable for providing legal support to Celesio UK in relation to commercial contracts with third parties including negotiating, drafting and advising on the terms of commercial contracts.

Working closely with the tenders team and senior stakeholders you will provide a customer focused, responsive and cost effective service, managing external legal adviser relationships, developing standard agreements and procedures, supporting with the development of systems and monitoring relevant developments in legislation and industry practise 

You will also provide support to Celesio UK on other legal issues that may arise such as litigation, intellectual property, data protection and compliance generally.

We are seeking a qualified solicitor who has excellent communication skills and the ability to provide pragmatic advice to Celesio UK. This is a great opportunity for someone who would be looking to take their first step into an in-house legal role. You will have thorough knowledge of UK contract law and previous experience working in a commercial environment.

Specifically we are looking for someone from a good private practice but with experience of working in an in house team, perhaps on secondment and with experience of contracting \ negotiating with the NHS and also with Pharma companies.


This role is based at our Support Centre in Coventry, Walsgrave Triangle, CV2 2TX. We are located just off junction 2 of the M6, easily accessible by car. If using public transport, we are 5.5 miles from Coventry train station, approx. 40 minutes by bus from the station.

Celesio UK

Celesio UK, is an inspired and inspiring career choice. A pioneering provider of integrated healthcare services, we are unique and innovative, with career options that are found nowhere else. No other organisation in our sector provides the end-to-end offering that we do… from the buying of pharmaceuticals from manufacturers, right through the whole supply and distribution chain to dispensing. We’re one team with one purpose… to effectively, efficiently and passionately deliver innovative healthcare services that equip and inspire more positive lives.

Rewards and benefits

Wherever you work with Celesio, you will enjoy a uniquely rewarding career. You will be challenged but well remunerated, assume real responsibility but be well trained and developed to undertake it. You’ll work hard but be recognised for your contribution and be able to keep a healthy work/life balance. In addition to highly competitive salaries, we offer a valuable benefits package which includes generous holiday, pension scheme, professional support and relevant training, childcare vouchers, option to buy additional holiday and an employee discount scheme. What’s more, we regularly review our rewards package and it is improving all the time.


This vacancy is closed to applications.