NFP People
Sidmouth, Devon
£26069 Per Annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


These are exciting times for the charity, and we now have an excellent opportunity for a self-starting and flexible professional to join the Support and Governance Team, as a Paralegal.

Position: Paralegal

Location: Sidmouth, Devon with flexible/home-working available

Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week

Salary: £26,069 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: Generous annual leave, pension scheme, Healthshield plan, confidential counselling service, subsidised restaurant, free parking, enhanced maternity/paternity benefits, Life Assurance Scheme, 31 day’s holiday per year, inclusive of the 8 statutory public holidays. This increases by one day each year until a maximum of 34 days is reached.

Closing Date: Wednesday 20 October 2021

The Role

As Paralegal, you will provide legal support and practical advice to the Head of Legal and Governance, In-House Counsel and the wider organisation on multifarious legal matters and compliance issues arising from the Charity’s daily business and operations. This is a multi-faceted and vital role which calls for an individual who can bring a pro-active and methodical approach to the identification and resolution of legal and governance issues, and excellent organisational and planning skills.

Duties include:

  • Acting as a first point of contact and filter for answering incoming legal enquiries
  • Working closely with all business functions across the Charity to provide practical advice and support on legal matters and compliance issues arising from the Charity’s daily business and operations, ensuring good governance and legal compliance.
  • Building and maintaining successful professional partnerships with relevant stakeholders
  • Enhance the credibility of the legal and governance function, you will assist with the project management of a variety of UK and international legal projects, including liaison with overseas teams, and will Instruct and manage external legal counsel on a wide variety of matters pertinent to the charity.
  • Assisting with the drafting, management, development and delivery of legal, governance and compliance policies, procedures, processes and training materials, and conducting legal research on UK and international matters to identify, assess and advise on legal and compliance issues or new and emerging law which could impact the Charity.

About You

Possessing a post-graduate Law degree or CILEX qualification, and relevant post-qualification experience of working for an organisation with a broad range of legal needs, you will have the ability to understand and interpret, and to communicate complex legal information transparently and effectively.

You will have a high standard of literacy and numeracy, an excellent eye for detail and the ability to maintain a stringent level of accuracy whilst meeting a number of competing priorities and time frames. Experience of working in the not-for-profit sector and a working knowledge of legal systems are desirable.

If you feel you have the qualifications, skills and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding and vital role, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please complete our on-line application form, which should include your uploaded curriculum vitae

In return…

You can be part of an evolving program of change taking place within a leading charity working in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With amazing benefits and opportunities to develop you career, you can really make a difference in a fulfilling and rewarding role.

About the Organisation

The Sanctuary is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide, working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.

“The Sanctuary is a positive place to work with friendly staff and a wonderful charity. With amazing work throughout the world, once you join you never want to leave!”

The charity is a Disability Confident Employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults) and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

You may also have experience in areas such as Paralegal, Paralegal Lawyer, Lending Paralegal, Assistant Paralegal, Junior Paralegal, Senior Paralegal, Interim Paralegal, Charity Paralegal, Solicitor, Company Paralegal, Legal.

Posted on: 11 October 2021
Closed date: 20 October 2021
Job ref: 2742
Tags: Admin, Legal