General Counsel

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
03 Aug 2017
Closes
27 Aug 2017
Position
Barrister, Solicitor
Hours
Part time
Contract type
Locum/Contract

Job Title:       General Counsel (part-time, 1 day/week)
Salary:           Competitive

Location:       The Old Police House, Hyde Park, London with travel to all                         Royal Parks

About us

London’s eight Royal Parks are some of the best-loved and most beautiful spaces in the world managed by the new Royal Parks charity, which was established in March 2017. The parks are enjoyed by millions of Londoners and visitors to the city each year. The parks provide 5,000 acres of urban parkland and unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the capital.

About the role

Operating at Trustee Board level, the General Counsel will provide legal and corporate advice and guidance at the highest level to the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive and Directors. The post-holder will provide in-house legal advice on general aspects of charity law, public law, and governance issues, as well as briefings and preparation of key papers and documents, as required. The post-holder will be the Company Secretary and will play a crucial role in ensuring that The Royal Parks achieves the highest standards in terms of corporate governance, ensuring legal compliance with Company and Charity law and limiting risk exposure.

About you

We are looking for a qualified solicitor or barrister with significant experience of advising senior internal stakeholders. You will have a good working knowledge of charity law and company law and a sufficient knowledge of the company secretarial role to manage compliance. You will be able to analyse information and present solutions/options clearly and concisely. You’ll need excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain positive relationships with senior external stakeholders, including Government and representative bodies.

To apply

To apply for this role candidates should request further details from vacancies@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk, quoting in the subject bar: your full name and ref: GC0817. You will be asked to submit a diversity form, your CV, and a covering letter / personal statement describing how your skills and experience meet the criteria in the Person Specification.  

For further details visit https://www.royalparks.org.uk/get-involved/careers/job-vacancies/general-counsel-part-time,-1-dayweek

Closing Date for Applications is on Sunday, 27th August 2017.