Legal Services Lead

The Children's Trust
Tadworth, UK
Closing date
30 Oct 2020

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, in-house Legal Services Lead to join our Audit, Risk & Governance Team. With substantial experience of providing legal support in other large organisations, you will demonstrate an excellent understanding of contract law, data protection and e-privacy regulations; be effective in prioritising your workload to meet deadlines and take a sensible and pragmatic approach to the assessment and management of contract risk.

As Legal Services Lead, you will report to the Head of Audit, Risk and Governance (also the Company Secretary & Data Protection Officer). Your primary responsibilities will be to provide general legal advice; to act as commercial counsel, assisting in reviewing and drafting contracts, ensuring these are fit for purpose and for managing commercial disputes. A key element of this activity will be reviewing and updating data sharing and -processing agreements in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The role is aimed at an experienced legal professional who is comfortable with, and capable of working independently, and happy to take responsibility for his/her own personal and professional development. You will be a natural and enthusiastic leader, able to support a high performing team. You will be exceptionally organised with a high-level of attention to detail, and an ability to consult and positively engage with key stakeholders across the organisation, through excellent inter-personal skills.

We are prepared to offer flexibility in terms of the number of working hours and pattern for the right candidate.

PLEASE NOTE: The Children's Trust Application Form MUST be completed and submitted, in order for your application to be considered. As part of the shortlisting process, gaps in employment will be examined and will be further explored during the interview process.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 4th November 2020

Interview Date(s): To be confirmed

Strictly no agencies please.

The Children's Trust is the UK's leading charity for children with acquired brain injury, providing expert rehabilitation, education, therapy and care at our national specialist centre in Tadworth, and to children and their families across the UK, via our Brain Injury Community Service.

Boasting a beautiful 24-acre site in Surrey, we are located just outside of London, close to the M25 (accessible via Junction 8, A217 to Tadworth) and easily accessible via National Rail, by way of: Clapham Junction, Sutton and Epsom.

The work we do is highly rewarding, and in addition to an attractive salary, we offer a valuable range of benefits, including: free on-site parking; subsidised cafeteria; on-site staff accommodation (subject to availability); the ability to retain your NHS pension (where applicable) or the opportunity to join an alternative scheme; and the opportunity to develop and implement your expertise in an environment that is as unusual in its beautiful historic nature, as it is unique in its state-of-the-art facilities.

The Children's Trust is fully committed to protecting children and young people. All posts at The Children's Trust are subject to an enhanced DBS check. If you are applying to The Children's Trust, and are already registered with the DBS update service, this will speed up the recruitment process significantly. We are an equal opportunities employer, and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, sex, disabilities, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation, or age.
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