Careers with BTL Surpass

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Join Our Team

If you think you have the right skills and attitude to join our expanding team and improve assessment for everybody, we would love to hear from you.

A company stands or falls on the strength of its people, and at BTL Surpass we strive for the best. Our assessment platform, Surpass, is used by thousands of people around the world to create, deliver and report on millions of high-stakes examinations every year. Our teams encompass many skills, from .NET, Action Script, Flex and XML developers through to PRINCE2 Project Managers, ISO accredited Auditors, ISEB / ISTQB Qualified testers, Solutions Architects, CSPO Product Owners, Service Desk Advisors and Service Delivery Managers.

We are always keen to hear from individuals who feel they have the knowledge, skills or experience to succeed at BTL Surpass.

Why BTL Surpass?

Career Development

We place a strong emphasis on staff development and encourage people to undertake training. We recognize that the success of BTL Surpass is dependent upon the effective use of our people and upon each employee building a valuable portfolio of skills. For those with the talent and enthusiasm to succeed there are opportunities to develop your skills and career with us. We appoint, train, develop and promote on the basis of merit and ability alone, with all vacancies being advertised internally. Our employees attend an appraisal meeting every six months with their line manager. The appraisal system is designed to:

  • Assist staff in performing to the best of their abilities, maximizing their job satisfaction and contribution to the company’s objectives
  • Identify individual training needs that feed into the overall company training plan
  • Highlight the potential that each individual has to develop within their current position or into another role.

Work Environment

At BTL Surpass we have an informal but professional culture – a working style that engenders a strong team ethic and dynamic, innovative environment. Our Entertainments and Welfare Committee ensures that there is always a range of out-of-work activities to get involved in, including pool nights and quizzes as well as annual Christmas and summer events.

Current Job Vacancies

(UK) Senior Legal Advisor / In-house Lawyer

The Senior Legal Advisor is responsible for tracking the progress of contract negotiations and providing legal advice to BTL colleagues. This is notably to our sales team, but advice will be provided to all teams across the organisation. You will assess contract clauses and weigh up the legal considerations, providing alternative solutions and making recommendations on the best course of action.

You will enable us to cope with the increased legal workload associated with multiple contract negotiations. You will be part of a small but fast-paced and collaborative legal team.

Key accountabilities include:

Negotiate, draft and advise on a range of commercial contracts including, but not limited to, SaaS contract clauses (e.g. liability clauses). Assess Intellectual Property (IP) clauses, utilising experience in IT / software licensing contracts to take into account IP considerations. Utilise knowledge of SLAs, penalty clauses and provide advice on acceptability of clauses, when to omit clauses, when to augment clauses to provide the requisite levels of protection. Provide advice on Compliance and Standards issues, such as GDPR, ISO27001, SOC 2.

More information on key accountabilities is available upon request.

Key requirements:
Candidates (from private practice or in-house) will be 5 years+ PQE as an IT/IP commercial contracts lawyer with demonstrable background in commercial contracts and IT/IP law. Whilst support from the two senior lawyers will always be provided, you should be confident that you are able to work independently. In addition, it is important that you can gain a good understanding of difficult legal issues quickly and have excellent commercial acumen.

Office based (Shipley, UK) – home/office hybrid working is available on an ongoing basis.

To apply for this role, please submit:

  • Cover Letter highlighting relevant experience
  • Current CV

Closing Date:
5:00pm Friday 1st October 2021.

Please send all enquiries and applications to with the subject line of “Job Application: Senior Legal Advisor / In-house Lawyer 09/21”.

If there are no vacancies then please check back again soon. We are also happy to receive prospective applications for future opportunities – show your interest in joining our team by sending your CV, along with a short message about why you want to join BTL Surpass and the expertise you can bring to our organization, to

Please note that unsolicited submissions from recruitment agencies will be disregarded.