Head of Legal
World Vision International (World Vision)
United Kingdom
Grade: Unspecified
Occupations: General Support, Legal Affairs, Management and Strategy
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Head of Legal

Part-Time Salary: £31,288 - £33,129 per annum, + good range of benefits

Contract: Permanent, Part-Time - 24 hours per week

Based: Home based /Milton Keynes

World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Do you have experience in commercial / company law?

This is an excellent opportunity to support the income generating and procurement activities at World Vision UK.

The focus of the role will be the provision of legal advice and ensuring full compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements. There will also be a need to instil a culture of legal awareness and compliance across the organisation.

Your Key Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Lead on the provision of expert, pragmatic and proactive legal and regulatory advice particularly in the areas of commercial contracts, fundraising, Charity Commission requirements, data protection, safeguarding, intellectual property, disputes and contested legacies

  • Provide legal review, drafting, assistance with negotiation and approval of the terms of contracts (including supplier, fundraising, donor, insurance etc.)

  • Set the organisational agenda for the management of legal and regulatory risk including maintaining a register of contracts and legal exposure, and ensuring compliance with all legal and regulatory obligations

  • Lead a Legal & Compliance Community of Practice within the organisation

  • Promote a culture of legal awareness and compliance throughout the organisation including developing standard processes and legal templates, building legal capacity, delivering training, and striving for continuous improvement

  • Engage with peers in the charity and INGO sectors

The successful candidate will have:

  • Extensive post qualification experience either In-house or in private practice

  • Significant experience in commercial / company law

  • Charity law, fundraising regulations, and other legal and regulatory compliance required by charities would be advantageous

  • Proven experience of leading commercial negotiations with suppliers / contractors, customers / donors and other third parties

  • Experience of managing legal risk and ensuring legal and regulatory compliance

So, if you are someone of faith, with a passion for working in a leading children’s charity and who can combine great legal experience and business acumen, then we would like to hear from you.

As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement, the opportunity to work from home and free parking at our Milton Keynes office.

How do I apply? Please direct your application via Profile Resourcing by clicking here.

Closing Date for applications: 13thJanuary 2021

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people representing all sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

By submitting your application, you understand and accept that World Vision UK will process the data you provide for the purposes of your application and in accordance with the World Vision UK - Job Applicant Privacy Notice(click here).

No agencies please.

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