Senior Legal Counsel

London (East), London (Greater)
£61,000 p.a.
10 May 2018
31 May 2018
Full time
Contract type

Governance and Legal Services, Vice-Chancellor’s Group


Senior Legal Counsel


Salary up to £61,000 p.a. inclusive of L.W. and Market Supplement


At UEL, we pride ourselves on the real-world relevance of our courses and research and the impact we are making in our east London community and the wider world. We are an open and inclusive university that is focused on transforming the lives of our students. Our corporate plan sets out an ambitious agenda for our future success which focuses on the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning and excellence in research. UEL has almost doubled its output of world-leading research in recent years and 94 per cent of the research UEL submitted to the Research Excellence Framework 2014 was deemed to be of an at least internationally-recognised level. In the last two years, we’ve risen 79 places in the National Student Survey league table, and we achieved our highest ever student satisfaction score in 2017.

We are seeking an in-house Senior Legal Counsel to provide specialist legal services, professional advice, guidance and support to senior managers on contracts and commercial arrangements.  You will provide advice on the handling of legal issues in areas relevant to the activities of the University, its partners and/or subsidiaries including data protection, student issues, employment, litigation and charity law.

Educated to Degree level and a qualified solicitor, you will have an in depth knowledge of commercial and contract law as well as first-rate contract drafting skills and a proven track record of working with complex or varied contracts.   You will have proven experience of interacting with and influencing senior managers and the flexibility to manage a varied range of legal demands. 

Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by UEL Professional Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of UEL. Employees of UEL Professional Services Ltd work alongside UEL colleagues in delivery of UEL’s mission. Details regarding employment benefits can be found at the employee benefits section of our recruitment pages.

To obtain further details about this vacancy please visit our website at (reference number: PS074s2018). The closing date for applications is 31st May 2018.  Interviews will be held on 15th June 2018.

CVs without completed application forms will not be accepted.


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