Keele University

Legal Advisor

University of Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Grade 8 Salary in the range: £42,036 - £50,132 (pro-rata)
19 Mar 2019
10 Apr 2019
Practice area
Risk and compliance
Part time
Contract type

Keele University

Directorate of Student and Academic Services

Legal and Governance Team

Legal Advisor

Part-time: 0.6FTE

Grade 8 Salary in the range: £42,036 - £50,132 (pro-rata)

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

The post of Legal Advisor represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a team of staff in Keele University’s Legal and Governance Team, based within the Directorate of Student and Academic Services. The Directorate brings together the student services that ensure students are safe, supported and able to thrive in their academic environment, with the academic services that facilitate a smooth working and learning environment for students and for academic and professional staff.

You will be responsible for providing high-quality legal and compliance advice to the University on a range of matters, with a particular focus on information compliance. As part of the role’s responsibilities, you will fulfil the independent statutory role of Data Protection Officer for the University, and should have good knowledge of data protection legislation.

Working as a senior member of the Legal and Governance Team, you will play an integral part in representing the team and Directorate across the University in a professional, pragmatic and collaborative manner. You should have extensive experience in managing and resolving legal and compliance issues; drafting and negotiating legally robust contracts; and advising on data protection and information compliance matters.  You should possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and, although not essential, are likely to have experience of working either in Higher Education or a similar public sector environment.

The intention is to appoint to the role on a 0.6FTE basis across 4 days. However, the University supports flexible working and there will be some opportunity for the post holder to tailor their working pattern in discussion with the Head of Legal and Information Compliance. 

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Clare Stevenson, Head of Legal and Information Compliance on 01782 734483.

For full post details and to apply, please visit:

Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

Closing date for applications: 10 April 2019.

Interviews will be held on: 29 April 2019.

Post Ref: KU00001091

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