Assistant Legal Counsel

Egham, United Kingdom
£43,660 to £51,687 per annum - including London Allowance
07 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Oct 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Governance and Legal Services

Location:      Egham
Salary:      £43,660 to £51,687 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:      Monday 21 October 2019
Interview Date:      Monday 04 November 2019

Full Time, Fixed-Term (12 months)

Working closely with the Director of Governance & Legal Services and Secretary to Council, you will be supporting the continuing development of high quality legal services provision at Royal Holloway, University of London.

You will be a solicitor or barrister with at least 4 years’ PQE gained in a highly regarded law firm or in-house environment, with a demonstrable passion for the public sector and/or charity sector. It is anticipated that the Assistant Legal Counsel will focus primarily on commercial contracts, but you will be expected to be able to advise on the full range of legal issues that arise across the College, including employment, data protection, litigation and student matters. The ability to communicate professionally and effectively with internal stakeholders of all seniority levels, up to and including the Executive team, is essential.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing.
  • Free parking

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

Please note that we use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required.

We will consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil this role.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Elaina Moss, Director of Governance & Legal Services and Secretary to Council on or +44 (0)1784 414622.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements. We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time or compressed working hours.

Please quote the reference: 1019-388

Closing Date: Midnight, 21 October 2019

Interview Date: Week commencing 4 November 2019

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration and the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.