In-House Lawyer

Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
01 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Practice area
Employment, Sport
Full time
Contract type

In-House Lawyer

The League Managers Association is the collective, representative voice of all managers from the Premier League, the Championship, Leagues 1 and 2, the Women’s Super League and the FA Women’s Championship.

The LMA continues to develop its support and service offering to its members and its influence within the game.  As part of its continuing drive to achieve and maintain excellence in the provision of services to its members, the LMA is looking to recruit an In-House Lawyer to help deliver the LMA’s Legal Services.

The successful candidate will be a skilled and experienced lawyer having specialist knowledge of employment law and a proven track record in contentious and non-contentious work. He or she will be an excellent communicator, capable of delivering a rapid response, often in challenging circumstances, to members’ needs for legal advice and representation. The role will also involve assisting in relation to regulatory issues faced by members and representing the LMA in its dealings with football and other authorities. He or she will report to the LMA’s Legal Director and will liaise and work with the LMA’s retained QC and Legal Panel.

The intention is to appoint as soon as possible. Applications are invited from individuals only. Therefore, recruitment agency responses will not be considered. Please submit a covering letter and CV to Lindsay Gordon, Legal Director -

Closing Date: 31 August 2019

LMA Management Limited (LMA) is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of employment.

Role Overview

Role title: In-House Lawyer

Reports to: Legal Director

Role purpose: To support the LMA’s Legal Director with the provision of the LMA’s Legal Services

Location: St George’s Park, Burton upon Trent, with travel to London and elsewhere as reasonably required

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, although weekend and evening work will sometimes be required

Salary: Competitive - dependent on experience

Contract type: Permanent

Role Requirements

Key Accountabilities          Key Activities

Legal                                  To advise and represent members
                                           of the LMA and its sister
                                           associations, the Professional
                                           Football Coaches Association
                                           (PFCA) and the Professional
                                           Football Administrators Association

                                           To review and advise on
                                           employment contracts

                                           To advise LMA, PFCA and PFAA
                                           members on general employment
                                           law issues

                                           To liaise with the LMA’s Legal
                                           Partners to facilitate advice on
                                           other legal issues

                                           To advise and represent LMA,
                                           PFCA and PFAA members on
                                           integrity matters

                                           To build effective relationships with
                                           football clubs and their legal

Technical & Disciplinary     To advise LMA, PFCA and PFAA
                                           members on technical and
                                           disciplinary matters

                                           To represent members at FA
                                           disciplinary hearings


Skills Required

•  Ability to self prioritise, manage and self-task and to
   demonstrate confidentiality and discretion and be flexible
   and approachable with a positive attitude
•  Strong and accurate administration skills
•  Excellent relationship and interpersonal skills
•  Strong time management
•  Ability to manage multiple tasks
•  Accuracy and attention to detail
•  Excellent writing and presentation skills

People Interfaces

•  LMA Members
•  LMA Committee
•  LMA employees
•  PFCA and PFAA Members
•  Game stakeholders, football clubs and their employees

Other Information

•  A full driving licence will be required as travel across the
   country will be necessary
•  A passion for football and sport would be beneficial although
   not essential