General Counsel

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
17 Jul 2018
Closes
15 Aug 2018
Practice area
Other, Regulatory
Position
Other, Solicitor
Sector
In-house
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

General Counsel

King’s College London
Ref. THW/18/059639/000986
Permanent, Full Time
London

King’s College London, one of the top 25 universities in the world (2018 QS World University Rankings) has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. King’s has over 30,000 students from some 150 countries and over 8,000 employees.

Reporting to the College Secretary, the General Counsel will have responsibility for leading the provision of effective legal advice and support across the College’s activities. The role holder will attend Council meetings and provide support where necessary to help ensure that the College’s legal and regulatory obligations are met. It is expected that the post holder will be proactive in advising on legal risk and new developments in relation to legal and regulatory compliance. In addition, the post holder will act as the primary interface to external legal advisers, with responsibility for establishing, directing and monitoring arrangements for commissioning external legal support.

The successful candidate will provide expert advice, practical solutions and have the opportunity to review and shape the legal services provision for King’s. Supporting both the College Council and Senior Management Team we are looking for someone who is flexible, responsive and forward-looking to support the growth and development of King’s, and to meet the needs of the ever-changing external landscape. The successful candidate will be a qualified solicitor or barrister eligible to practise in England & Wales, together with an extensive track record as a senior lawyer with relevant experience.

For further information and a confidential conversation please contact Victoria Sanders-Clarke at King’s Search on kings-search@kcl.ac.uk or call +44(0)20 7848 3923.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 15th August 2018.

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form. The selection process will include a presentation and panel interview. Interviews are scheduled to be held in September 2018.     

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