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Angela Ruskin University
Chelmsford, Essex
£50,296 plus £6k pro rata
Closing date
2 Dec 2021

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Practice area
Company and commercial
Contract type
Part time
2 years, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
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About ARU:

ARU is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.


About the Role:

Although this role is based in Chelmsford there is the opportunity for home working.


We’ve an exciting, fixed term, part time (30 hours per week) opportunity at our leading business facing University. Our legal requirements reflect our mixture of academic excellence and engagement with the commercial world, making us a lively forward thinking place to work.


As a solicitor within the University you’ll provide legal advice independently as part of a small legal team to internal clients on a wide range of commercial, IT and property law matters. Key responsibilities will include drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial agreements so you’ll need to have excellent drafting and other technical legal skills. You’ll also be responsible for the day to day management of your own legal files. With a working knowledge of procurement law you’ll help to ensure that we’re compliant with our legal and regulatory obligations so we can withstand scrutiny by relevant external bodies as well as legal challenges.


With a degree plus demonstrable professional experience for the role or relevant professional/degree level qualification, you’ll be a current UK qualified solicitor who has strong training and post qualification experience from a recognised private practice law firm or local authority, although all background experience will be considered.


Informal enquires can be made to Emma Harwood (University Solicitor) at


Find out more about working with us.

We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.


We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working. 


We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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