We are looking to recruit 2 Legal Counsels to join our Legal Team and assist the Deputy General Counsel to support the organisation across a broad range of legal issues and encourage applications from all levels of seniority and from experience in all legal disciplines.
The Legal & Compliance team at Save the Children Fund (SCUK) provides advice, support and representation on legal, legal compliance and information security issues, supporting delivery of SCUK's strategy, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements both by SCUK and its subsidiaries, and advising on good governance and the effective management of legal risk throughout the organisation. We work with other departments within SCUK, with Save the Children International (the international programming arm of Save the Children), and with other members of the Save the Children global movement.
The role of the Legal Counsel is to provide pragmatic and proactive legal, regulatory, compliance and commercial support and advice to colleagues across SCUK, and to advise and support on governance and company secretarial matters. We will be seeking a complementary range of technical specialisms and are interested in lawyers from all backgrounds (charity, commercial, corporate, employment, litigation and others). We have recently adopted agile ways of working across SCUK and are looking for lawyers who can work with multi-disciplinary teams across a broad range of areas from fundraising, UK and international programming to policy and advocacy.
Working in over 100 countries, Save the Children does whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. We have made enormous progress for children in the last few years and have ambitious targets to build on this momentum. Our Legal & Compliance Team supports the organisation to meet its goals. As well as advising on all aspects of the charity's work, from our fundraising and campaigning to our UK and overseas programming, our team also sets the standard for compliance, data protection and information security, to ensure that we meet our ongoing targets. We are leaders in creating innovative partnerships with the commercial sector and other agencies. You will have the opportunity to advise on these and other commercial agreements, including fundraising, IP/IT and procurement contracts, and to ensure the Save the Children brand is protected in the UK.
As an expert in your field, you'll advise staff on legal issues and risks, including corporate and charity governance, fundraising, marketing, data protection, trade marks, copyright, defamation and litigation matters. You'll also work closely with our colleagues at Save the Children International regarding our overseas programmes.
We see you being an England & Wales qualified solicitor or barrister with a sound knowledge of contract and commercial law. Previous experience of charity and fundraising law and practice would be desirable, but not essential. This is a great opportunity to join us if you are already in the charity sector or are looking to transfer from either an in-house or private practice role.
At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a critical area of the charity, supporting and making a difference in the midst of a global crisis.
Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please note that we will be reviewing applications throughout the advertising period and may close the vacancy early due to interest levels, therefore early applications are encouraged.
Closing date: Monday 1st June 2020