General Counsel

Rare opportunity for a General Counsel within a leading academic institution in Birmingham. Our client is a UK leader in education for business and the professions. They are internationally recognised for research.

Reporting to the COO, as General Counsel you will play an important strategic role as part of the senior management team, advising key stakeholders and board members on all significant legal, compliance and policy matters.

You will be responsible for implementing legal and compliance strategies, managing external counsel and managing the budget for the Office of the General Counsel. You will also be the Data Protection Officer and Company Secretary and, on occasion, act as Director for companies within the group.

The ideal candidate will be a commercial lawyer with a minimum of 10 years' experience in the higher education sector and strong knowledge of data protection and privacy law. You must have excellent communication skills and be confident in managing new and existing legal processes, an in-house legal team and experience in managing budgets.

A basic DBS check will be necessary for this post. If this role is of interest, please get in touch ASAP.

The SR Group (UK) Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.