University Lawyer

Posted 08 December 2023
Salary £50,000 to £55,000
Job type Permanent
Discipline Legal & Governance Recruitment
Contact NameClara Willis

Job description

​We are currently partnering with a leading University based in the South West, who are recruiting for a University Lawyer to join their growing team on a permanent basis.

This is a full-time position with a salary band of £50,000 to £55,000 (subject to experience) and the start date is subject to notice.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing specialist in-house legal support across the University on a variety of legal and related matters

  • Acting as the Universities primary legal expert on contracts and all legal aspects relating to the University’s educational partnerships (i.e., franchise and validation arrangements), including the preparation of contractual documents, undertaking and preparing reports on legal due diligence, advising on licensing, regulatory matters and risk, reviewing and contributing to relevant policies

  • Supporting the Universities staff members in managing legal risks, through the provision of legal briefings, training and the development of templates, advice and guidance

  • Ability to deputise for the Head of Legal and supervise staff within the team as required, and effectively represent the wider Governance, Legal & Compliance Department at internal and external meetings and events as necessary

Experience required:

  • Experience ideally within the Education setting

  • Experience negotiation and advising on complex contracts required

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Must be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister

Working hours:

  • 37 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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