Institute for Apprenticeships

Legal Counsel

Coventry or London
London £52,106 to £59,724; Coventry £48,493 to £55,549
11 Sep 2018
03 Oct 2018
Practice area
Company and commercial
Full time
Contract type

G7 Legal Counsel - Institute for Apprenticeships

London £52,106 to £59,724; Coventry £48,493 to £55,549

A market supplement of up to £5,000 is available for exceptional candidates

Who we are

The Institute for Apprenticeships was established under the Enterprise Act 2016 as the new employer-led independent crown body responsible for the quality of apprenticeships. The Institute launched in April 2017, and plays a crucial part in delivering the government’s vision to provide a world-class apprenticeships system.

We are a non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Education, with offices in both London and Coventry, employing just under 90 members of staff.

The Institute is delivering a flagship government policy with frontline impact and your work will help ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds have the opportunity to maximise their potential, and contribute to improving social mobility and the UK’s productivity.

The role

Working closely with the Head of Legal, you will advise the Institute on all legal aspects of its work. A significant proportion of your time will be dedicated to supporting with the procuring and contracting of Awarding Organisations who will deliver T Level qualifications under a series of single license arrangements. This will involve providing legal advice, alongside the Head of Legal, to the Deputy Director for Commercial Delivery and the Deputy Director for Technical Education Implementation and Delivery who are responsible for:

  • overseeing the commercial strategy for T Levels
  • preparing the Invitation to Tender competition
  • supporting with the awarding of contracts to the winning Awarding Organisations; and
  • managing contracts with Awarding Organisations and performance management of the contracts.

Ultimately, you will help the Institute to deliver the best possible commercial outcomes for the organisation and programme.

You will work closely with our external solicitors, Mills & Reeve, who are the advisers to the Institute and the Department for Education on the T Levels procurement. Part of the role will involve acting as an intermediary between our external solicitors and the Institute.

You will also have a particular role on the other commercial aspects of the Institute’s work advising on issues such as data protection, contracts and procurement, with another important focus being freedom of information.

This is a unique post where you will be at the cutting-edge of both an exciting government policy as well as novel and complex legal issues.

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