Legal Advisor

London (Greater) (GB)
£45000 - £ 55000
Friday, 9 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 9 June 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

LSST – London School of Science and Technology

LSST is a higher education provider with around 5000 students and campuses in (London/Wembley, London/Elephant and Castle, Luton, Birmingham/Digbeth and Birmingham/Aston) and all campuses are in popular areas and are easily accessible by public transport. The school supports students from all backgrounds, abilities and aspirations in order to fulfil their potential through learning, achievement and progression. With the aim of being recognized as a leading provider of further and higher education that is inclusive, inspiring and free from barriers to learning.

London School of Science & Technology is Affiliated with University of West London & Buckinghamshire New University.

Job Purpose:

To be responsible for the provision of legal advice and support for a broad range of legal matters and relevant functions of the organisation and its associated companies.

You will act as the key legal adviser for the organisation and all associated companies, advising and providing support on legislation applying to higher education, contractual matters, GDPR information law, managing conduct of litigation matters and dealing with a wide range of complex and high profile commercial related matters.

Responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

Reviewing and updating relevant policies and regulations in relation to changes of legal and regulatory requirements; managing the Prevent and Safeguarding compliance within an educational establishment; reviewing/updating Contracts for the organisation and providing advice to other areas of the business including Executive Management, HR Department, Academic faculty and Operational Management teams.

Ability to assist the organisation in the legal management of its commercial buildings including oversight of lease negotiations/disputes, purchases, construction contracts/maintenance, building regulatory compliance in addition to liaison with landlords and other key stakeholders .

You will be able to work on your own initiative, produce high quality work to tight deadlines with excellent organisational skills and the ability to multi-task whilst remaining focussed and calm under pressure.

You will be proactive in identifying and establishing methods to reduce potential risk or liability to the organisation and its associated companies .

Person Specification:

Solicitor or barrister qualified to practice in the UK (or equivalent) with some post qualification work experience working in private practice or in-house

Experienced in providing legal advice and support relevant to the higher education sector

Ability to lead cross-institutional projects across the organisation and its associated companies

Ability to give clear and concise explanations of legal issues to non-qualified members of the organisation at all levels on non-contentious and contentious matters

Ability to write/prepare high quality papers, presentations, reports and briefings to the Executive Committee Board and other internal/external stakeholders

This role will include interaction with senior management within the organisation which requires excellent interpersonal skills, tact, diplomacy and a very high standard of written and oral communication.

How to apply:

Applications for this post must include the following:

  • Your CV document
  • A covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of this post

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