Head of Legal Services

University of Leeds
November 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:£56,021 - £64,914
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Head of Legal Services

Salary: Grade 9 (£56,021 - £64,914 p.a. plus a salary supplement of up to £5,000 depending on experience)

This role will be based our university campus with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

The University of Leeds is seeking to appoint a Head of Legal Services on a full-time permanent basis who will work as part of the Secretariat Directorate. This is a senior role providing legal advice to the University; managing instructions to external legal advisers; working closely with other Professional Service areas; and managing a team of solicitors and legal specialists.

The post holder will combine specialist legal skills and knowledge to deliver an in-house legal advice service, with a focus on commercial decision making and risk management; to independently drive and negotiate institutional contracts and agreements; support employee relations casework; and provide advice on a wide range of other legal matters to colleagues across the University.

The Head of Legal Services will be expected to work autonomously and manage a varied caseload, as well as having oversight and directing the work of the Legal Services unit.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That's over 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Andrew Mulholland, Director of Secretariat

    Via email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Professional Services School/Institute: Secretariat Category: Professional & Managerial Grade: Grade 9 Salary: £56,021 to £64,914 p.a. plus a salary supplement of up to £5,000 Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Tuesday 31 October 2023 Closing Date: Tuesday 21 November 2023 Reference: CSSEC1056

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