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General Counsel

University Of The Arts London

Location: Kings Cross, London
Salary: From £100,000 depending on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th December 2023
Closes: 15th January 2024
Job Ref: 7043
 

The opportunity

University of the Arts London (UAL) is a world-leading creative university for teaching and research in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. UAL is made up of six renowned colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.

We thrive because the world needs creativity. In a volatile era, we aim to find new ways to demonstrate the value of creative disciplines in our response to major forces such as the climate emergency, decolonisation and social equality. We are a top 30 UK university for research and performance-related knowledge exchange, top three for student and graduate start-ups, leading on public engagement and CPD. We use our knowledge, creativity and skills to work with partners, clients and communities to create a positive impact.

We are now seeking a General Counsel who will report directly to the University Secretary and be responsible for primary legal support across all of the University and its subsidiaries’ activities and be the single and main point of contact for all senior management in the provision of legal advice on any matter impacting UAL.

About you

The successful candidate will be a qualified and practising solicitor who holds a current Practicing Certificate from the Regulation Authority with significant post-qualification experience, coupled with affinity and empathy for the Higher Education sector and interest in its current and future developments. Such experience may have been gained beyond the Higher Education sector, in complex and highly regulated environments and you will have experience of team leadership.

You will possess a demonstrable track record as an authority within your field or specialism and be able to shape and influence developments across the University and apply your skills more generally through a varied workload. You will share our values and will possess exceptional communication and relationship-building skills, representing UAL with a wide range of stakeholders. Like us, you believe that equality, diversity and inclusion are integral to thriving organisations and you will share our commitment to creating a university where we can all be ourselves and reach our full potential.

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. UAL is home to a diverse body of over 6,000 academic, professional and technical staff who support more than 21,000 students from 130 countries.

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Closing date: 09:00am, Monday 15th January 2024.

Perrett Laver is acting as an employment agency advisor to UAL on this appointment process.

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.

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