University of Southampton

Senior Legal Adviser

Southampton, Hampshire
£38,460 to £48,677
07 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019
Practice area
Company and commercial
Barrister, Solicitor
Full time
Contract type

Senior Legal Adviser

Legal Services

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £38,460 to £48,677
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 28 February 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1104319BB

As a qualified solicitor or barrister with experience gained in-house or in private practice, you will have had a good general training and detailed experience in at least one of commercial, contract and procurement law.  Knowledge of any of property/construction, litigation, education, employment law or intellectual property and Data Protection and Freedom of Information would be an advantage. Innovative and resourceful, pragmatic and commercially aware, you will have a suitable amount of PQE to fulfil the demands of the role.

You will be confident in navigating the challenges that arise from a complex highly matrixed environment and comfortable with managing multiple projects alongside day-to-day activities

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

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1104319BB on all correspondence.

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