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Vacancy Id: 9673

College / Service: Professional Services and Operations

Location: CSM - King's Cross, London UK

Salary: £45,000 - £59,999 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time – 35 hours per week

Apply by: 2 May 2023 at 09:00

 

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The opportunity

UAL’s Legal Services team provides advice, support and representation on a broad range of issues across the University. This role offers an exciting opportunity within a stimulating arts environment involving drafting, reviewing, negotiating and advising on contracts and regulatory matters for a wide range of University projects.

Working alongside solicitors and contracts managers within the Legal Services team, you will advise and interact with motivated colleagues across the University at all levels. 

The successful candidate will be a qualified solicitor with a background or training in contract, intellectual property and commercial law and the ability to draft to a high standard, work independently and engage with internal stakeholders with support and supervision from senior solicitors. 

UAL’s Legal Services team deals with a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters and the right candidate will be willing to expand their knowledge and assist senior solicitors with a wide variety of different matters.

About you

You are a qualified solicitor who has gained significant contracts experience in private practice or an in-house legal team. You are looking to take the next step in your career to grow your skills.

You need to be able to write fluently and have the ability to convey highly technical information in a clear way.

Importantly, you have a strong commercial focus and an excellent grasp of legal and commercial work across a broad range of projects. You will also have a good working knowledge or some experience of intellectual property law issues.

Detail conscious, you approach work with a practical and proactive mind-set – quickly identifying problems, understanding the context and proposing constructive commercial solutions.

Knowledge of or an interest in higher education law would be an advantage. Individuals with a range of experience in private or in-house environments are welcomed. 

The essential criteria for this post are:

  • Qualified to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales with post-qualification experience in respect of contract and commercial law gained within private practice or an in-house legal team;
  • Excellent drafting skills and the ability to provide clear and practical advice;
  • Experience of working under pressure and to strict deadlines;
  • Good research skills and a willingness to maintain and expand your legal knowledge.

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Leila Farrance, Resourcing Adviser via email PSOstaffRecruitment@arts.ac.uk.

We are UAL

University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings ® 2023. The University has a world-class reputation and is made up of 6 equally renowned colleges: Camberwell College of Art, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Art, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art.

Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.

Our culture

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Vacancy Id: 9673

College / Service: Professional Services and Operations

Location: CSM - King's Cross, London UK

Salary: £45,000 - £59,999 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time – 35 hours per week

Apply by: 2 May 2023 at 09:00

 

Please read through our FAQs page before applying

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