A highly respected renowned educational institution.
A new role has arisen for a Legal Advisor to join the Governance & Legal Team.
As a key member of the Legal team, you will be providing and developing a highly professional legal service.
The successful candidate will report to the Head of Legal Services in the Governance & Legal team and will be a member of a small, yet effective, Legal team providing professional in-house legal advice and support to the Executive and senior leadership.
Main duties and responsibilities:
Provide legal advice on a wider variety of matters, including commercial contracts, procurement, disputes and litigation.
Review legal documents prepared by counter parties.
Advise on the impact of policy and procedures on dispute resolution.
Draft precedent and bespoke contracts, letters and other supporting documents.
Instruct external lawyers as appropriate, including internationally.
Keep up-to-date on relevant areas of law and best professional practice.
Disseminate information to senior managers to enable legal compliance, including presenting briefings and delivering training.
An England & Wales admitted solicitor or barrister (NQ+), you will have strong ability to interpret, draft and negotiate commercial contract documentation and advise on new areas of law or changes to the law and to make consequential changes to precedents/suites of legal documents.
You will have the ability to communicate in a professional manner and present legal and commercial matters clearly to lay people and be able to deliver work of a consistently high quality, often to tight deadlines.
With good interpersonal skills, you will be a natural team-player with a demonstrable record of forming flexible, collaborative professional relationships and be prepared to work flexibly in accordance with the needs of the post.
6 months, may go perm.