Governance and Legal Services Manager

Canterbury, Kent
£32,548 - £34,520 per annum  
15 Feb 2018
21 Mar 2018
Barrister, Solicitor
Full time
Contract type


Governance and legal services

Governance and Legal Services Manager

Ref: USO0081

£32,548 - £34,520 per annum  

  The Governance and Legal Services Department covers a wide range of services and functions of the University including general commercial advice, intellectual property, company matters, statutory compliance, risk management, student complaints and information governance.

The Role
The purpose of the job is to provide legal advice, support and leadership in respect of a wide range of complex legal and compliance issues in consultation with or under the direction of the University Solicitor and the Assistant Solicitor as required.  The Governance and Legal Services Manager will review research and consultancy agreements and agreements for the purchase of goods or services regularly.

It is also responsibility of the post holder to assist the Assistant University Secretary in ensuring compliance with the University’s information governance responsibilities, including those concerned with data protection but in particular, freedom of information.

After an initial period of induction, the post holder will lead in ensuring continued compliance with freedom of information requirements. The role is to provide professional support in developing and maintaining policies, procedures, processes and controls to ensure continued compliance in this area.

The Person
You will have a professional legal qualification – either a solicitor or barrister – and are qualified to practise in England and Wales.  You will have honours degree or an equivalent relevant qualification and will have experience of working in a legal environment. You will have knowledge and understanding of Freedom of Information and Data Protection legislation together with demonstrable experience of ensuring compliance in these areas.

The post holder will need to be flexible and prioritise time according to the needs of stakeholders at the time, and fully appreciate the need for discretion and confidentiality, whilst meeting the broader requirements of the Governance and Legal Services department. 

Canterbury Christ Church University is located in the world famous Cathedral city amongst stunning history and heritage. Canterbury is a thriving international destination, with many students and staff choosing to study and work here, making this historic, cosmopolitan city vibrant and culturally diverse.

Our staff enjoy competitive salaries and a great working environment with a number of benefits ranging from the occupational pension scheme to use of the University’s facilities including the library and fitness centre. We are strongly committed to equality and recognise the value of a diverse workforce.

We offer generous holiday entitlements plus eight bank and public holidays, as well as discretionary days over the Christmas period.

Start date for applications:         15 February 2018
Closing date for applications:     21 March 2018
Interviews are to be held:           03 April 2018

How to apply

To apply online, please click the ‘Apply for this job’ button below.  To gain further details about this post please visit our Vacancies page:

If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team at quoting reference number USO0081. Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University’s redeployment pool. No agencies, thank you.