London, Greater London
Milton Keynes
£37,500 - £42,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Contract: 2 Years Fixed Term – 36.5 hours per week

Based: Milton Keynes or London

World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

The Opportunity

World Vision UK (WVUK) is recruiting for a Legal Counsel to join its ‘Programme Finance and Compliance’ (PFC) team. The role of the PFC team is to support sustainable, efficient and compliant delivery of WVUK’s overseas aid and development programmes

This role is an integral part of the PFC team and will involve advising across a broad range of legal issues relevant to our international programmes, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and the effective management of legal risk.

As sole legal counsel in the team you will have the opportunity to play a key role in furthering the team’s and the organisation’s objectives. You will work in a supportive, multidisciplinary team, and have exposure to different departments and people at a range of levels in the organisation, including senior stakeholders.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with an interest in the NGO sector to be part of supporting our important work to help improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.

The individual

We see you being an England & Wales qualified solicitor with some suitable PQE and with a sound knowledge of contract and commercial law. On a personal level you will be culturally aware, a collaborative team player with a strong customer focus and ability to develop strong relationships across a wide range of people at various levels. You will also have a demonstrable interest in the NGO sector. Prior experience of working in a charity or international NGO is desirable but not essential. This is an ideal role for someone seeking a role with responsibility and to work for a leading international NGO, as part of a dynamic and capable team. This role requires a flexible and proactive approach. A commercial mind-set, willingness and ability to learn at pace are essential characteristics.

All applicants must be willing to work within a Christian framework and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking (MK only).

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employment and reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing Date for applications: 4th August 2019

Interview Dates: 8th and 9th August 2019

Please note that we may begin shortlisting and interviewing prior to the vacancy closing date, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people representing all sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

By submitting your application, you understand and accept that World Vision UK will process the data you provide for the purposes of your application and in accordance with the World Vision UK - Job Applicant Privacy Notice can be viewed on our website.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 08 July 2019
Closed date: 04 August 2019
Tags: Advice, Information, Legal