This prestigious University based in London is seeking a Head of Legal to manage a small team. Reporting into the General Counsel you will be advising on a wide range of legal matters including those covering higher education, commercial contracts, charity, corporate and finance, dispute resolution, intellectual property and information technology. You will also oversee managing external counsel as required.
Applicants must have a strong academic background and trained at a highly regarded law firm with substantial experience working in-house. It is not essential to have previous experience in the education sector. You will have proven ability to provide practical, outcome focused legal advice and support across a broad range of areas of law such as contract, charity, IP and general commercial. The ability to draft and negotiate complex agreements ranging from standard services and consultancy agreements to international joint venture collaborations is also essential. You will currently or previously have gained experience managing direct reports.
You will have the ability to work autonomously, think strategically and creatively and communicate clearly and precisely. You must be enthusiastic, proactive, enjoy working hard and being challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment.
Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.