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University In-House Senior Lawyer

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  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit, Legal, In-House

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Chloe Cameron

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Sellick Partnership is delighted to be assisting the University of London recruit a permanent Senior Lawyer to their dynamic and successful team.

The Role

The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK - and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in higher education. We are a federal institution consisting of 18 self-governing member institutions of outstanding reputation and a number of acclaimed central academic bodies, including our University of London Institute in Paris.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Lawyer to join our Legal department. Legal provides legal advice and representation to the University, its Board of Trustees and committees, and the senior management and staff of the University, on a wide range of matters. We are a small, busy and supportive team.

The successful candidate will be a practising lawyer from either a private practice or in-house background, who values working within a dynamic in-house environment.

You will need the ability to work well independently, together with the Head of Legal, and as part of the wider team. We are seeking a candidate who is motivated to deliver services in a time-responsive, pragmatic, approachable and professional manner. You will need to have strong drafting skills, demonstrable knowledge of contract law and the desire and ability to quickly grasp issues within the higher education field.

The main focus of the role is to draft, review and negotiate legal agreements, letters and commercial contracts, including: supply of goods and services, consultancy, academic collaborations nationally and internationally , general trading contracts, construction contracts, tenancies/licences to occupy, location hire agreements, and agreements with contractors.

This is a full time, permanent position. Our usual working hours are 9.30am to 5.30pm though we have a flexible working policy.

For a full job description please contact Chloë at Sellick Partnership.

Employee Benefits

We offer a generous package of annual leave, pension contributions and other employee benefits, including:

  1. 30 days of annual leave for a full-time position plus 8 bank holidays and approximately 4 University closure days
  2. Generous employer USS pension contributions
  3. Season ticket loan (on completion of 6 months' probation)
  4. Flexible working and working from home
  5. A range of staff development opportunities
  6. Annual nationally agreed pay award. Once the pay award is finalised, your salary will be updated accordingly
  7. Senate House Library free membership

How to Apply

Please apply here directly, or contact Chloë Cameron at Sellick Partnership.

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances, including minorities and those with disabilities. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.

The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.

Preferential consideration will be given to the University redeployment pool.

Please note that the University of London will be unable to sponsor candidates for a visa for this role. Therefore, successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK for the duration of their employment.

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented in senior levels within the University. All appointments are made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description.