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Legal Counsel & Business Partner - Immigration sector

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What we offer if you join our amazing team:

  • Corporate Benefits Package 
  • Company events​
  • Salary upon application
  • Hybrid Working



Serco is a partner of choice to the European Institutions and other International Organisations. For the past 30 years, we have been providing European and International Organisations a wide range of services including; Space, Immigration, international organisations & special projects and defence and ICT services in support, infrastructure, operations and development as well as managing different contact centres for the key European Institutions, agencies and organisations, in Switzerland and across Europe.

ORS Group has been caring for and supporting refugees in four different countries, from accommodation to integration. We ensure that all people entrusted to us in refugee accommodation have a safe place to sleep, space for employment and access to food and medical care.

Coming to a foreign country as a refugee can be a frightening experience. That is why, on behalf of our public clients, we offer safety and orientation to the new arrivals and aim to be supportive throughout the process. We offer our help in social and professional integration.

We are hiring a Legal counsel & Business partner for our partner ORS. The location in Zurich. 

If you like to work in a multi-cultural and dynamic environment, this opportunity can answer to your expectation.

We look forward to meeting you!  Discover the offer below and click on ‘Apply’ if you know that your skillset and talents are a suitable match for this opportunity.

Are you motivated and determined and do you want to work in a multicultural and dynamic company? Are you passionate about the immigration of refugees, open-minded and willing to make a difference in our society? Then this could be the right job for you.



The key purpose of the role is to support the Chief Legal Officer, Europe and be a legal business partner to the Immigration sector by delivering proactive and quality legal services which protect the interests of the business and enables them to grow sustainably and operate with an acceptable risk profile.

The Legal Counsel will provide and enable value add legal, regulatory, ethics & governance support which is aligned to the sustainable achievement of the European strategic priorities.

Key accountabilities:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert and business partner to the Immigration sector by delivering proactive and high-quality legal services throughout the business lifecycle.
  • Promote awareness and understanding of relevant legal, policy, regulatory, ethical risks and governance requirements within the Immigration sector.
  • Business focused legal advice and guidance on complex contractual issues, negotiations, and transactions.
  • Support bid teams and governance forums on legal, contractual and risk aspects of bids including assurance of contract reviews, risk assessments and other legal and contractual aspects of bidding and advice and guidance on public procurement regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Document terms of agreement with partners and subcontractors (i.e., NDAs, Teaming Agreements, Consortium and Subcontracting Agreements). Ensure appropriate flow down of terms into Supplier Contracts in collaboration with Procurement teams.
  • Develop and deliver contracts & commercial awareness training/workshops.
  • Proactively identify changes and developments in relevant laws, regulations, government policies and guidance notes and work with colleagues to assess and manage their impact on the Immigration sector.
  • Legal guidance in relation to internal and external corporate investigations into matters arising within the Immigration sector.
  • Oversee labour law case management and provide guidance on complex employment claims. Manage external employment counsel engagements as cost effectively as possible.
  • Provide support as directed by the Chief Legal Officer, Europe to due diligence projects or acquisitions or divestments or other special projects relating to the Immigration sector or wider Europe Division.

In return, we offer a friendly, supportive and professional environment that respects your work/life balance and ultimately contributes to the delivery of public services in Switzerland and around the world.

Der ideale Bewerber

Essential technical and professional skills, knowledge and qualifications:

  • Qualified lawyer with a Master’s degree in law and have at least 8 years legal experience in an international environment.
  • You have a proven track record of handling a varied and challenging caseload. 
  • Good understanding of legal, ethical and compliance matters, legal management and complex contractual constructs.
  • Experience of and expertise in public sector contracting highly desirable.
  • Demonstrable commercial acumen and business orientated approach.
  • Ability to communicate and build strong relationships across a diverse community of stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.
  • Persuasive, concise and clear verbal and written communicator.
  • Ability to work with changing priorities and thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Inclusive, approachable, consultative and enabling nature.
  • Team player and at the same time ability to work autonomously.


  • Fluent in English and German

Über uns

Why should you join ORS / Serco ?

At ORS / Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

Meaningful and vital work - You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.

A world of opportunity - You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

You will become an important member of a harmonious team that supports each other and works passionately towards the values and standards of our company. 

What we offer

  • The opportunity to develop personally and make an important contribution to people in need. 
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.
  • We are a company that wants to make a big difference in the immigration sector 

About Serco / ORS 

People are at the centre of everything we do. We treat everyone as equals, respect their dignity and promote their individual self-determination.

We are a team of 60,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

Our goal is to create perspectives and generate added value for the people entrusted to us in our accommodation, as well as for the local population and economy.

To this end, we always set ourselves the highest goals and pursue them faithfully with integrity, humility and diligence. 


Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. 

Data Protection:

For more information on how the personal data in your application is process, please see the link Data Protection policy here

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