UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

Solicitor

Location
Hertfordshire
Salary
£38,833 to £41,212 pa
Posted
29 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Solicitor

SBU/Department:  Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Legal and Compliance Services 
  
Salary: UH8: £38,833 to £41,212 pa with potential to progress to £49,149 pa on achieving designated skills and experience.

Grade: UH8

FTE: Full time position working 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

Duration of Contract: Permanent 

You will support the Acting Director of Legal Services and University Solicitor and will provide expert drafting and professional legal advice, including negotiation support, to senior managers on a wide range of corporate and commercial legal issues.  The focus of this role will be contracts relating to the University’s domestic and international academic partnerships, so experience of this area, and QAA requirements, is highly desirable. You will also ensure there is compliance across a range of legal domains such that the University is able to withstand scrutiny by relevant external bodies and any legal challenges.  You should be a proven communicator with relevant experience, able to deal with a range of often unpredictable legal issues. You will mainly work with the University, but may also work with its subsidiaries on areas of law which are relevant to their respective businesses.
Applicants must hold a recognised legal qualification (solicitor or barrister) and be no less than 2 years PQE. The successful applicant should hold a legal practice certificate or be eligible to obtain the certificate prior to commencement of the post.  Experience within the higher education sector and of working within an in house role is desirable.

Closing Date: Sunday 10th December 2017

Quote Reference:  015674

The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, child care vouchers, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 21 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.

Apply online at http://www.herts.ac.uk/contact-us/jobs-and-vacancies