Head of Legal Services

Location
Grantham, Lincolnshire
Salary
circa £45,000
Posted
13 Apr 2017
Closes
02 May 2017
Position
Head of Legal
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

ABOUT US

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity.  We want to see a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. The Trust aims to engage and inspire people about woods and trees to help us meet our vision of creating, restoring and protecting woodland.

THE ROLE

This is a key leadership role, responsible for providing a high quality legal service across the Woodland Trust, working collaboratively with other senior leaders across the organisation to provide appropriate and pragmatic advice on complex matters and support the Woodland Trust in its activities.

Working as part of the Senior Leadership Group, the Head of Legal Services will contribute to the development and implementation of the trusts strategies, policies and practices, supporting the success of the Trust and its objectives.

THE CANDIDATE

You’ll be an effective leader with substantial post qualified experience and knowledge of contracts, commercial agreements, intellectual property and probate law. You’ll be responsible for providing advice on governance and risk so you’ll need a working knowledge of identifying and managing risk within a commercial organisation

Successful at developing effective relationships you’ll be a strong communicator, able to influence at a senior level and work collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders raising the profile and scope of Legal Services provision.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Whatever you do here you will be supporting our work to protect woods and trees. In return, we recognise and value our people. You'll have our full support, training and opportunities for professional development, along with a generous contributory pension, life assurance and good holiday entitlement.

Interviews will take place on 10.05.2017