General Counsel and Deputy Head of Legal & Compliance

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£58,492 to £63,578 per annum
10 May 2019
End of advertisement period
23 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Birmingham City University

Faculty: Professional Services

School: Secretariat

Post Title: General Counsel and Deputy Head of Legal & Compliance 

Part time/full time: Full Time

Permanent/FTC: Permanent 

Location: Birmingham City Centre

Salary: £58,492 to £63,578 per annum

Closing Date: 23rd May 2019 

Interview Date: TBC

Ref No: 042019-108

Reporting to the Head of Legal services you will be primarily responsible for the provision of a full legal service, day to day legal advice on operational matters including in-house legal advice, and the procurement and management of external independent legal services.

Working with senior stakeholders you will identify legal risks and present and support the implementation of pragmatic solutions including the development of the Legal Services strategy. In addition you will be responsible for providing advice on a range of legal issues and leading on new regulatory requirements for the higher education sector.

Leading on legal activities across the University and subsidiary companies you will develop and implement effective processes and controls for the management of Legal Services and wider compliance portfolio including the development of the Legal Services strategy.

You will help lead the Legal Services team managing a full and varied case load of legal matters and act as deputy to the Head of Legal Services providing line-management and supervision for the wider legal and compliance team as required.

You should be a qualified lawyer, have significant post qualification experience and a successful track record at senior level in the development and implementation of professional services. Information governance management experience is desirable. You must also have a sound knowledge of the legal and compliance frameworks within which a UK University must operate in relation to information governance and an understanding of the implications of information, both internal and external, that can be mined from business systems and elsewhere.

You will have excellent organisational skills, the ability to build rapport at all levels in the organisation, excellent negotiating skills and the ability to be influential with senior stakeholders both internal and external to the organisation.

Please note that this role is not capable of sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system

For more information about applying and for the job description for the post, please see the current vacancies on the BCU website:   Alternatively if you require the application in a different format please contact the Human Resources Department at or on 0121 331 6693.

Birmingham City University seeks to be a single status employer and benefits include up to 32 days annual holiday, an index linked contributory pension scheme and an employee medical scheme.
Birmingham City University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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