Head of Legal

  • Location
    Bristol
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Posted
  • Start Date
    ASAP
  • Industry
    Charity/Non-Profit/Third Sector, Education
  • Salary
    £63000 - £85000 per annum + plus enhanced annual leave and benefits
  • Expiry Date
    2023-02-27

Exciting opportunity for a senior lawyer to join a well-established and reputable education business, as their first in-house hire.

This is a newly created role, so you’ll have the scope to reshape and build their in-house legal function but with the support of an existing contracts team.

Your role will be extremely varied. You’ll have responsibility for:

  • Managing an existing contracts team
  • Strategic development within the organisation and providing legal leadership
  • Leading on all legal and regulatory matters; being both reactive and proactive
  • Taking an active interest in reshaping and building the legal function
  • Liaising with senior leaders and the Board of Governors

This opportunity would best suit a senior in-house lawyer, who may be working within education currently or another organisation within the third sector. You’ll be looking for a role with high autonomy, and a better work-life balance than most industries.

Please note that as this role is within the Third Sector, the pay will be reflective of this, so the right lawyer will be motivated to work within an organisation that is people-focused, offers great rewards and overall package, over base compensation.


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