Legal Officer

  • Job Reference: 135205
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Easy Web Recruitment
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £35,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Are you interested in developing your legal career in the Charity sector? If so, then this is the role for you.

An opportunity has arisen for a Legal Officer to support the Legal Counsel and Company Secretary in undertaking the in-house legal function for the Charity and its trading subsidiary.

Joining a small, but passionate and committed, Team that covers all aspects of Governance, Legal and Compliance, you will use your skills and knowledge to work collaboratively across all Charity teams in providing pro-active, consistent, good quality and commercially focused advice and support. You will benefit from a varied workload across corporate, contract, and charity law, gaming and information governance compliance with fantastic opportunities to build relationships, learn and develop, seeing first-hand how a charity works.

You will have a legal qualification or equivalent legal experience that includes drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. We are looking for an individual who has a pragmatic, problem-solving mindset, excellent verbal and written communications skills and good attention to detail. This is an excellent first in-house role for a junior lawyer looking to broaden their expertise or gain experience in the not-for-profit sector.

About the Charity

Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, over 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity can’t help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill children starts with you. Recently awarded with a ‘Best Companies 2-star accreditation' and placed number 17 on the 2019 Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies list - we offer a range of attractive benefits including; a flexible approach to working, 30 days holiday, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contributions, and a discounted season ticket loan.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We recognise that people from some backgrounds are under-represented in our workforce and across the wider Charity sector. In April 2021 we launched our ambitious three-year EDI strategy committing to becoming a more inclusive workforce, reflecting the diverse communities that we work with and for and demonstrating this through all our areas of work.

A more diverse workforce will enable us to deliver even more impact and we particularly encourage applications from communities which are under-represented in the charity. This includes people from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds, people with a disability, people who are LGBT+ or who are from less advantaged socioeconomic groups.

Further information on our EDI strategy can be found on our website.

Please refer to the full job description below for more information.

How to Apply

Please click on the apply button in the top right-hand corner where you will be taken to a short application form to complete. You are encouraged to include a cover letter with your application and should refer to the 'GOSH Charity Information Pack' on the Careers page of our website before you apply.

Closing date: 9am on 22 August 2022.

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and we reserve the right to close the role prior to the closing date, should a suitable applicant be found. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply right away, to avoid disappointment.

Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are unfortunately only able to inform shortlisted candidates of the outcome of their application. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If your application is not successful, we hope that you will not be discouraged and will still apply for other suitable vacancies in the future.

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