Legal Counsel

Location: London, Greater London
Sector: Charity
Date Posted: 03/11/2020
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Specialism: Other
Ref: RB12981
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Would you love to work for an organisation at the heart of environmental preservation? Are you a qualified barrister or solicitor? Have you already got inhouse experience and now looking for a new challenge? If yes, this could be a brilliant opportunity for you!

Robertson Bell are once again proud to be partnering with WWF whilst they recruit for a permanent Legal Counsel. This full-time position based out of the organisations head office is in Woking and comes with excellent employee benefits. Reporting into the Head of Legal and Compliance your duties would include:

  • Offer accurate and timely legal advice to the wider organisation which include value for money solutions.
  • Be responsible for creating drafts of commercial documents and contracts.
  • Work closely with fundraisers, partners, donors and central services.
  • Draft legal agreements which include policies and guidance notes.
  • Roll out training to the organisation on legal matters.
  • Ensure you are up to date with any regulatory and legal changes.
  • Work closely with the compliance and legal team on ad hoc reporting.

This Legal Counsel role is a great opportunity for someone with recent inhouse legal experience or someone looking to make the move to an inhouse team who also has a genuine interest in the mission of WWF. If you have a passion for the environment and would love to work in the charity sector this could be your ideal role!

This successful candidate will have:

  • Proven experience in a similar role.
  • A Solicitors qualification or Barrister holding a current UK Practising Certificate.
  • Varied experience with commercial law and fundraising/charity law.
  • Excellent communication skills.

If interested, please do not delay as it is likely this vacancy will close ahead of the deadline.


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