Legal Counsel

University of London

Department: Academic Registry & Council Secretariat
Salary: £60,128 – £67,139 per annum (Grade 7)
Reference: QMUL32996
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 6 June 2023
Closing date: 19 June 2023

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Overview

About the Role

The Legal Counsel provides expert advice to colleagues across the University on a broad range of contractual, legal and administrative matters. A key focus of the role will involve the effective drafting, negotiation and review of contracts to protect the University’s interests; the postholder will also support the Director of Governance and Legal Services in the delivery of a proactive and responsive approach to the provision of legal advice across the full range of University business.

About You

You will be a qualified solicitor or barrister with significant post-qualification experience in a relevant area.  You will have demonstrable experience of providing expert legal advice to a range of stake holders in a large organisation, using clear and confident communication skills. You will have an in-depth understanding of the legal and regulatory environment in which a university operates, and will be committed to the provision of best practice in the delivery of legal services.

About the Governance and Legal Services Directorate

The Governance and Legal Services Directorate comprises expert teams in governance, compliance, policy, casework and legal, working with a common purpose to protect the University’s interests whilst enabling innovation and the achievement of the University’s objectives. The Legal Counsel and the heads of expert teams report to the Director of Governance and Legal Services and together make up the Directorate’s leadership team.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

Benefits

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post works across the University’s London campuses and Department W. The post is full-time but 0.8 FTE could be considered.  The starting salary will be Grade 7, in the range of £60,128 – £67,139 per annum (pro-rata, from 1 August 2023), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Jane Pallant at[email protected]

To further details and to apply for the role, please click the ‘further details and to apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 19 June 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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