Head of Legal function

London or Liverpool
£57,996 - £63,593
19 Feb 2018
21 Mar 2018
Barrister, Solicitor
Full time
Contract type

Job Purpose:

The Charity Commission is the registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales, and is a non-Ministerial Government Department. Its core mission is to promote public trust and confidence in charity, and therefore to help charities thrive.

The highly effective Legal Services team is central to the Commission’s work and its role in society. The team’s key roles include enabling the Commission to act as a risk-led, proactive, effective regulator securing the integrity of the Commission's regulatory work. This includes the registration of charities, enablement and support work, compliance, policy development and litigation brought by or against the Commission.

We have five Legal functions within the Directorate:

  • Charitable status
  • Compliance and enforcement – (DV clearance is required for this role only)
  • Enablement and information law
  • Litigation
  • Policy

Each Head of Legal Function takes the professional lead in supporting the Commission's strategic aims and operational goals in relation to these areas across the Commission by giving legal advice and conducting where appropriate high profile and complex legal cases and policy issues.

We have two vacancies but potentially it could be in any of these five areas, so candidates are asked to review the specialisms in the list below and make an application based on whichever of the five specialisms is appropriate to their skills-set.

The post holder is a member of the Legal Senior Management Team, who, together with the Legal Director, lead and manage Legal services in the Commission.

How to apply:  For a full job description and details on how to apply please click apply button and visit the Civil Service Jobs page and look for reference 1573607- you will need to register for an account to apply for the role.


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