Senior Legal Advisor

Middlesex University - Executive

With a new Vice-Chancellor and Executive, Middlesex is driving forward strategic change built around the principles of putting students first and aiming for the best possible outcomes for students.  Middlesex University is about transformation. We are a global university driven by the difference we make to people’s lives; open-minded, progressive, passionate about our vibrant diversity and embracing the new possibilities of technological, economic and social change.

The Senior Legal Advisor will establish and provide the University with high quality legal advice and assistance on a wide range of issues including commercial matters predominately relating to research agreements, dispute resolution, company law, consumer law and charity law.

Legal services impact upon all areas of the University and all of its activities, including subsidiary companies. In particular, the Senior Legal Advisor is expected to support for the legal aspects of contract preparation, negotiation, submission and approval. S/he is expected to work with members of senior management and staff across the University to manage legal risk across a diverse remit including contracts, external relationship management, consumer law, staff related casework and student casework.

Attention to detail is imperative if contractual risk is to be managed. There are also tight deadlines to be met. The Senior Legal Advisor will be a flexible and highly capable lawyer with the ability to acquire new areas of legal specialism and to build effective relationships in a Higher Education environment.

To apply please visit the Middlesex University job website: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/about-us/work-for-us/job-vacancies or for an informal discussion about the post please contact David Malpas, Associate Director (Corporate Services), D.Malpas@mdx.ac.uk Telephone 0208 411 5830

Closing Date: 18th December 2016
Interview Date: 17th January 2017

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