Legal and Information Governance Adviser

Newport, Shropshire
£30,395 to £33,199 pro rata
29 May 2019
18 Jun 2019
Part time
Contract type

Job Title:                     Legal and Information Governance Adviser (part time)

Department:                University Secretary

Salary:                         Grade 8, £30,395 to £33,199 pro rata 22.2 hours per week

(The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience)


Location:                     Newport, Shropshire

Opening Date:             29 May 2019

Closing Date:               18 June 2019

Interview Date             26 June 2019


Harper Adams University is the premier UK Higher Education institution focused on the land-based and food supply-chain sectors and has an increasingly important national role in teaching a wide range of rural subjects.

This is a busy and varied role which offers the opportunity for a legally qualified candidate to play an important part in supporting the work of the University Solicitor who has overall responsibility for advising and supporting the University on legal matters including (but not limited to) land and property matters, student matters, Data Protection/GDPR and Freedom of Information, and employment matters.  Duties will include review and drafting of legal contracts and agreements to support the University's research and consultancy work; advising on data protection and freedom of information matters in conjunction with the Data Protection Officer; and working with a wide range of internal colleagues as well as representing the University’s interests through pro-active engagement with external stakeholders. 

Attention to detail, recent experience of working in a busy legal environment, working flexibly as part of the University Secretary's wider team together with excellent IT and communication skills are important aspects of this role. Applicants should be able to demonstrate successful engagement with legal matters working in private practice or in a public or private sector organisation.

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Catherine Baxter, University Secretary via email at

For further information about the University or to see full job description, please visit our website at


Application Procedure:

All applications should be completed and submitted using the Harper Adams e-Recruitment programme at  to be completed no later than midnight on 18 June 2019

This post is unlikely to meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship.  Applications from candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered against the requirements stated in the recruitment documentation. Recruitment decisions will be made in accordance with the UK Visas and Immigration guidance.