Director of Legal Services
Director of Legal Services
Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7)
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date: Thursday 28 February 2019
We are now offering a unique opportunity to build a career as part of Legal and Governance Services, which is expanding to support our broad range of stakeholders. Reporting to the General Counsel and working at the heart of the University, you will be part of a team providing high quality, robust and timely advice across the whole of the University’s activities. Your work will always be varied and no two days will be the same.
In this pivotal role, you will be responsible for delivering a proactive, commercial and strategic legal service to a wide range of stakeholders, demonstrating fresh thinking, new ways of working and innovative ideas to manage risk across the legal spectrum. A full and involved role that will be critical to the delivery and support of the University’s objectives and strategic plans against measurable metrics. You will be a qualified lawyer with a suitable amount of PQE to deliver in the role, with the ability to acquire new areas of specialism and a successful track record of delivering at a senior level. Keen to lead from the front, you will be continually looking for new ways of delivering a more efficient and effective service. You will be a strong communicator with great insight and proven experience of developing a cohesive and collaborative team.
There are a great range of benefits that includes a contributory pension scheme; holiday entitlement of 30 days plus 8 bank holidays and 6 additional holidays (closure days); subsidised health and fitness facilities on-site; cycle to work scheme; a range of discounts which include restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment.
The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. Our vision is to embed the principles of sustainability into all aspects of our individual and collective work, integrating sustainable development into our business planning, policy-making, and professional activities. This commits all of our staff and students to take responsibility for managing their activities to minimise harm to the environment, whether this through switching off non-essential electrical equipment or using the recycling facilities.
With over 24,000 students and 5,000 staff located across seven campuses, Southampton is a global top 100 university and among the UK’s top 20. The University of Southampton is a founding member of the Russell Group of research intensive UK universities and has a number of high profile industry partnerships .The University has an acknowledged international reputation for excellence in research, enterprise and education.
Informal inquiries may be addressed to the Director of Legal Services, Barbara Halliday on 023 80 592400, by fax on 023 8059 5781 or by email at B.Halliday@soton.ac.uk.
You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. Please submit details for 3 referees and include your CV with your application.
The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Maxine Parker (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4782. Please quote reference 1104119BB on all correspondence.