This is a great position for an adaptable and self-motivated lawyer looking for a busy and varied role in a stimulating in-house environment.
You will provide legal advice to the University on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious issues and compliance matters. The University's legal team fronts all the legal work arising from the University's many and varied activities, both as a charity and through its consultancy company; the main areas of law are contract, intellectual property, liability, administrative (public law decision-making), land and buildings, company law and employment. The job description describes the full range of work in more detail.
One key aspect of the role is the development and implementation / overseeing of a scheme of delegation for the use of contractual material necessary for the devolved operation of some of the University's functions; to contribute expertise and business solutions to the training, case-work and case-management of other University staff as well as to handle complex and urgent transactional work and to give input to a variety of corporate processes, novel collaborations and decision-making.
As Senior Lawyer you should:
- be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister, with a current practising certificate
- have significant post-qualification experience on similar work
- have the ability to work under pressure without compromising professionalism and optimism
- be adaptable, positive and have a solution-based approach to legal work.
You will also enjoy the benefits of working at Oxford Brookes University with up to 38 days’ holiday, rising to 41 days’ holiday (this includes 13 Bank Holidays and Concessionary Days), a generous Local Government pension scheme (14.8% Employer contribution rate), cycle to work scheme and access to a variety of University facilities (NHS Dentist, Brookes Nursery, Gym and sports facilities). For more information about benefits please see the document 'All about Brookes' below.
CV and Personal Statement:
As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button on the Oxford Brookes vacancy page. You will be routed to this when you click on the above “Apply” button. All parts of the application form should be completed and, in the section of the form called “Supporting Documents”, applicants must upload their CV and a completed Personal Statement. To complete the Personal Statement part of the application, applicants must download the Personal Statement document (which is part of the advert below) and complete the form, providing examples and explaining how they meet each criterion of the person specification. The Personal Statement must then be uploaded to the application form along with their CV.
The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.