Legal Counsel - 6 month contract
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A leading care and research Charity who provide information and support, improve care and fund research are looking for a Commercial Lawyer to join their busy legal team for 6 months.
Your new role
As the Legal Adviser, you will support the Head of Legal and wider Legal team as well as the corporate services team, procurement team, research and fundraising teams, as well as external stakeholders. You will be a central point of contact to provide high quality legal guidance and advice on a spectrum of legal matters across the Charity, particularly commercial law matters, with responsibility of highlighting risks when entering into a range of agreements, and to a lesser extent: employment, pension, property and legacies advice where outsourced to external providers. You will work in collaboration with the Procurement Manager to ensure contracts are robust and fit for purpose as well as providing training/support and guidance to all users across the organisation on contracting and legal issues.
What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this role, you will be a qualified as a solicitor, barrister or legal executive with experience working in commercial and contract law for a minimum of 2 years. Previous experience of working in a charity or non-profit is highly desirable as is an understanding of charity law. You will have experience of resolving contractual issues with suppliers and other internal and external stakeholders and have the ability to think and work flexibly in the interest of the Charity with the ability to advise on and offer practical solutions to a range of matters. Finally, you will have excellent collaboration skills to contribute proactively and supportively to the delivery of team initiatives, these may include a wide range of issues potentially outside main area of expertise.
On offer is the opportunity to join a leading UK charity for a 6 month period with the potential for extension. You will work with an experienced team and will have an opportunity to shape the legal team going forwards. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to move into the Charity sector. This role offers remote working although some occassional travel to the office may be required.
What you need to do now
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