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Paralegal (Regulation and Compliance)

Harper Adams University - Legal Services Team

Location: Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire
Salary: £24,533 to £26,444 per annum (The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience). Grade 5
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th December 2023
Closes: 16th January 2024
Job Ref: DE-1337

Closing Date: 16 January 2024 

Interview Date: 30 January 2024 

Join Harper Adams University, a prestigious institution committed to excellence in education and a vibrant academic community. Our Legal Services Team, led by the University Solicitor, is at the forefront of ensuring legal compliance, providing valuable advice, and supporting the wider University. 

As a Paralegal within the Legal Services Team, you’ll be a pivotal player reporting directly to the University Solicitor. Collaborating with the Data Protection Officer and the Graduate Solicitor Apprentice, your focus will be on Freedom of Information (FOI), data protection, and overall data security and compliance practices. 

In this role, you will be expected to:

  • Manage and coordinate responses to FOI requests;
  • Collaborate with University departments;
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements and University policies;
  • Identify opportunities for process simplification and technology utilisation;
  • Report on FOI trends and risks;
  • Conduct legal research on issues affecting the University and contribute to the development of policy and processes;
  • Draft, review, and edit legal documents under supervision;
  • Maintain and enhance an effective filing system;
  • Support report, presentation, and correspondence preparation.

Candidates for this role will have:

  • A degree in law, or relevant legal qualification;
  • Previous experience in compliance, with a focus on data protection and FOI;
  • In-depth knowledge of UK data protection laws;
  • Strong research and analytical skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.

Join us in shaping the future of legal compliance at Harper Adams University!

If you have any queries or questions, or for an informal discussion please contact David Edwards, University Solicitor, at dedwards@harper-adams.ac.uk. Please click 'Apply’ to be redirected to our website, for further information about the University or to see full job description.

Application Procedure:

All applications should be completed and submitted using the Harper Adams e-Recruitment programme via the above ‘Apply’ button. To be completed no later than midnight on Tuesday 16 January 2024. Please noter that interviews will take place on 30 January 2024.

Should you require any adjustments to complete your application for this role then please contact Annabel Porter, Governance Manager on aporter@harper-adams.ac.uk

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