Legal Project Officer

Somers Town, UK
21 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you keen on processes and love working in a Legal team? This role is all about helping lawyers to improve how they work.
Additional info
Key Objectives of this role:
  • To coordinate people and processes to ensure the successful planning and delivery of specific Legal and cross-Wellcome projects;
  • To evolve and manage current internal and legal-led systems, to help drive efficiency and innovation in relation to legal work, knowledge sharing, and training.
  • To drive forward clear work-planning and performance oversight mechanisms for the team.
  • Ensure that Legal/Legal led Wellcome-wide projects, assigned by the senior managers of the Legal team, are properly planned and delivered (on-time, within scope and budget)
Main Responsibilities:
  • Developing and defining clear project scopes and objectives, collaborating with relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility;
  • Developing clear project plans and appropriate monitoring mechanisms to track progress and ensure effective implementation;
  • Designing how project outcomes will be transitioned into business as usual within the legal team;
  • Establishing, maintaining and managing relationships with a range of stakeholders;
  • Managing risks appropriately, including reporting and escalating issues as needed;
  • Creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation;
  • Proactive thought leadership around opportunities for process improvement within the legal team;
  • Conducting after action reviews for completed projects and using these to identify lessons learned (in spirit of continuous improvement);
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Experience & Skills

  • Proven project management experience (ideally in a legal context and understanding/experience of using project management tools;
  • Understanding of a range of legal systems and tools/methodologies to support lawyers;
  • Managing and negotiating stakeholder expectations to achieve best interest outcomes;
  • Experience and understanding of operating in a legal environment (either in-house, within a law-firm, or within a relevant consultancy)
  • Excellent communicator - strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines whilst delivering high quality work;
  • Ability to think strategically, yet retaining strong attention to detail
  • Positive, self-motivated and proactive;
  • Ability to grasp new concepts quickly and run with them and natural problem solver;
  • Genuine interest in legal operations and process improvement, with a desire to understand how that can help to advance Wellcome's mission;

  • Legal qualification (desirable)

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome. We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to make adjustments during the application process, please contact us at

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