Head of Legal Services

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£67,108 to £72,943
14 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Birmingham City University

Head of Legal Services

Location: University House

Salary: £67,108 to £72,943

Reference: 092018-397

This is an exciting post heading up the Legal and Compliance team in the University.

Reporting to the University Secretary, you will take overall leadership for all legal and compliance activities across the University and subsidiary companies including the development of the legal services strategy. You will work with the Board of Governors, Executive Team and Senior Managers to identify legal risks and present and support the implementation of pragmatic solutions. In addition you will fulfil the statutory duties of the Data Protection Officer as defined by the GDPR and any other relevant legislation.

You will be expected to lead the Legal and Compliance team managing a full and varied case load of legal matters.

You will be a qualified and flexible solicitor with the ability to acquire new areas of specialism and a successful track record of operating at a senior level to develop and implement an organisational wide legal strategy.    You will be able to demonstrate a mature leadership style along with the ability to influence others at a more senior level. Excellent written and verbal communications – especially the ability to provide concise and clear advice on complex litigation and compliance matters – are essential.  Experience of managing Higher Education legal issues is desirable.

As part of your application, please ensure you upload a CV and Cover Letter. You are advised, where possible, to remove personal details from your CV and Cover Letter such as your name. 

Further details:

Please note; on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.   We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

Birmingham City University holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award and promotes the advancement of gender equality through Representation, Progression and Success for All. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Closing date as 14th October 2018

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