England, United Kingdom
South Yorkshire
£27,000 - £35,000 per year pro rata
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Job type: Permanent, Part time (22.5 hours/week)

Location: Sheffield is our office base but we will consider home working. 

Salary: £27,000 - £35,000 per annum, dependent upon experience, plus excellent benefits

Closing Date: 12.00 Noon on Friday 9th October 2020

An opportunity to be part of a dynamic social change charity, working at scale across the UK and internationally. 

Good Things Foundation is the UK’s leading digital and social inclusion charity. Our mission is a world where everyone can benefit from digital. Through our Online Centres Network of hyperlocal partners, we are supporting people and communities to overcome some of the most pressing social challenges they are facing through digital. 

Since 2010 we’ve helped over 2.8 million people to improve their lives using digital, driving positive outcomes such as employment, reducing loneliness, supporting basic digital skills, and health and wellbeing. 

We are seeking an experienced and values-driven professional to provide legal, compliance and governance support to our organisation, working closely with the Senior Management Team and relevant business development and service delivery staff in the UK and Australia.

Your responsibilities will include (see full job description for more):

  • Managing the drafting of legal agreements and provide negotiation guidance 

  • Ensuring all legal documentation work is signed off at the appropriate level 

  • Leading on ensuring that the organisation has fit for purpose policies and procedures and provide staff awareness training

  • Leading on relevant statutory registrations and ensuring they are in place and current 

  • Managing our relationship with the relevant regulators in England & Wales

  • Managing and leading on renewing the organisational insurance policies ensuring the organisation receives the cover it needs and value for money 

  • Keep abreast of developments in charity governance and ensure the organisation’s governance is in line with best practice

  • Ensuring we have effective complaints processes and carry our incident complaint and whistleblowing investigations 

  • Ensure compliance with our legal obligations on data protection (GDPR)

  • Lead the work on information security policies, ensuring that effective procedures are in place

  • Manage, supervise and support the work of the Information Security Officer

It is essential that you are able to demonstrate that you possess the following experience, knowledge, skills, education and qualifications (see the full job description for more detail):

  • A broad experience of working in a legal and compliance environment, drafting legal agreements and researching legislation in different contexts, in particular in a corporate or charity environment and with a commercial or business perspective

  • Line management experience including being capable of delegating tasks, supervising where appropriate, performance management and working on your own initiative.

  • Demonstrable commitment to ensuring effective systems are in place to administer and support effective processes - this can be in a work or voluntary capacity

  • Being proactive in making a sustainable difference through voluntary or other activities

  • Experience of running effective training both face to face and online

  • Demonstrable commitment to working in the voluntary sector

  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent written skills and a confident communicator

  • Knowledge of contract law; intellectual property and commercial law; data protection and security legislation and regulations;charity and corporate sectors - company and charity law

  • Ability to digest and communicate complex information including legal documents in an easily understandable way to both peers and lay persons

  • Ability to think innovatively

  • Excellent time management and ability to prioritise

  • Excellent IT skills - word processing, spreadsheets, slides/powerpoint, email etc

  • Ability to conduct comprehensive research of legal issues

  • Understanding of the role of Company Secretaries

How to apply:

You can download the full job description and application form from our Work for Us page.*  Please return the Application Form and your CV, along with the Equality Form by the closing date of 12 noon on Friday 9th October 2020

*Application information can be made available in other formats (for example, large print), so please contact us if you need to discuss what alternative format would be accessible for you.

Good Things Foundation is a social change organisation with a mission to ensure that everyone benefits from digital. We live the change we are seeking to achieve and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds.  We operate a policy of providing equal opportunities in all aspects of work including recruitment, training, and promotion, whatever the colour, race, religion, belief, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability of an employee, having regard to the individual's aptitudes and abilities and requirements for the job. Good Things Foundation is opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. 

Safeguarding Statement and Pre-Employment Checks

Here at Good Things Foundation, we work with vulnerable adults and are fully committed to ensuring their safeguarding and welfare at all times, in line with our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. All of our employees, contractors and volunteers will be expected to comply with the policy and procedures. Upon a conditional offer of appointment being made, all employees will also be required to satisfy our pre-employment screening process which for this position, will include:

  • An identity check (photo ID)

  • Receipt of two satisfactory references

  • Documentary evidence of right to work in the UK

The organisation will also carry out a Baseline Personnel Security Standard check (BPSS) prior to your commencement of employment.  This check will consist of a Right to work check, ID data check, criminal records check, employment history check and the disclosure of any significant periods spent abroad (6 months or more in the last 3 years).  The BPSS check will be undertaken by an external agency.


Refreshed on: 29 September 2020
Closed date: 30 September 2020
Tags: Legal, Governance