De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a
relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, and a campus-wide
focus on providing a sector-leading student experience.
A culturally rich university with a palpable commitment to the public good, it
strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and
students are able to thrive. The university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of
learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. Our
success is built on a fantastic student experience coupled with award-winning
teaching and world-class facilities that help students develop the skills and
attitudes employers demand.
Faculty / Directorate
Executive, Governance and Legal Services (EGLS) is a small, professional
service based in the historic Trinity House building. The department is
comprised of three interlinking teams Executive Services, Clerks Office and
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a commercial solicitor to join the Legal
Services Team. You will play a vital role as part of a strong and progressive
team in an exciting forward thinking environment. The Legal Team is
responsible for a wide range of agreements relating to projects with
International, UK and EU partners both from industry, commerce and the higher
education sector. Your role will be essential in contributing to the protection of
the assets of the university including its intellectual property and its reputation
as a highly regarded university.
You will work with minimal supervision in a supportive environment building
strong working relations with academics and business development partners.
You will take a leading role in the cementing of strong links with particular
faculties in the university gaining specialist knowledge of that area.
You will be a solicitor, barrister or legal executive with relevant experience
gained in the HE sector or in a similar or related role or have significant
vocational and relevant experience. You will need to have a strong grasp of
intellectual property and contractual legal issues and the legal issues affecting
universities which you can utilise to provide high quality and timely legal advice