The University is making a strategic investment into its Legal Services team with a number of new legal roles at various levels. This appointment as the University’s Commercial Lawyer will provide legal advice across a range of commercial focused issues. The legal team will provide input across a diverse range of matters, including strategic partnerships, international collaborations, dispute management and regulatory compliance, as well as delivering training and guidance materials to staff.
Further information: https://features.york.ac.uk/legal-service-jobs/index.html
You will oversee and manage the commercial legal risk for the University and contribute to the processes and training that enable the management of legal risk to be embedded into the University’s day-to-day activity. This is a senior role and where necessary you may be expected to stand in for the Head of Legal Services and to lead independently on legal matters and to assist other team members.
You will have significant experience and be able to work independently on complex projects and issues at a senior level across a range of legal disciplines including complex commercial, corporate and contract matters, litigation, student related matters, employment, data protection, intellectual property and general queries and/or dispute resolution. It is not expected that you will be a specialist in all disciplines but you will be able to demonstrate an awareness and capability to understand and lead on legal disciplines new to you. Experience of the HE sector is desirable.
Please see the job description for full details of requirements.
We are happy to consider applicants from a diverse range of legal backgrounds e.g. Higher Education, private practice, in-house, government or chambers. We are also keen to encourage applications from those who are looking for part-time and/or flexible working arrangements or are returning from a career break or candidates from diverse backgrounds.
The University’s vision is to create a valued and skilled professional support services community offering flexible roles and career progression. We are seeking lawyers who will enjoy the wide variety of legal work at the University and who will enjoy being part of a friendly and supportive Legal Services team.
For informal enquiries, please contact Julia Durham (Head of Legal Service) on firstname.lastname@example.org
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