Deputy Head of Legal Services

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
£ 49,149 - £ 56,950 
09 May 2018
End of advertisement period
22 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Deputy Head of Legal Services 
Executive, Governance & Legal Services 
Grade H £ 49,149 - £ 56,950 
Permanent , Full-time
Reference: D-60058019-02 

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, and a campus-wide focus on providing a sector-leading student experience. A culturally rich university with a palpable commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. The university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. Our success is built on a fantastic student experience coupled with award-winning teaching and world-class facilities that help students develop the skills and attitudes employers demand. 

Directorate Executive, Governance and Legal Services (EGLS) is a small, professional service based in the historic Trinity House building. The department is comprised of three interlinking teams Executive Services, Clerks Office and Legal Services. We are seeking to recruit an experienced solicitor to this key role within the institution's Executive, Governance and Legal Services Directorate, as the university continues to build upon its reputation in the sector as a dynamic, creative and forward thinking institution.

 You will report to and deputise for the Head of Legal Services and be responsible for the effective and efficient provision of legal advice to colleagues across the university. You will work with minimal supervision in a supportive environment building strong working relations with academics and business development partners. You will take a leading role in the cementing of strong links with particular faculties in the university gaining specialist knowledge of that area. 

You will possess a good understanding of the issues affecting the higher education sector, and demonstrable prior experience of performing similar roles. A strong eye for detail, an organised approach and impeccable communication skills are also essential.

Closing Date: 22 May 2018

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De Montfort University is committed to providing a working and learning environment that enriches lives, supports individuals to reach their full potential, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As an educator and shaper of society, the university aims to role model positive behaviours both within the university and to reflect the diversity of the wider community. As such we welcome applications from all potential candidates.