Senior Legal Adviser

Teach First
17 Jul 2019
27 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Contract Type: Fixed-Term Contract (29 May 2020)

Contractual Hours: Part-Time (Wednesday - Friday)

Location: Birmingham, Bristol, London or Manchester

Salary: GBP53,000 (Roles based in London will also receive GBP3,000 London Weighting Allowance)

The link between low income and low academic attainment is greater in the UK than almost any other developed nation. Children eligible for free school meals are less likely to get good GCSEs and go on to higher education. This makes it more likely they will struggle throughout their lives, widening social inequality. It's a cycle that we're determined to break.

The Senior Legal Adviser manages legal relationships and processes at Teach First. Reporting to the Director of Governance, Legal and Compliance, the Senior Legal Adviser will add strategic and commercial value to Teach First by advising on internal legal risk management and carrying out a wide range of legal work on behalf of the charity, including advice on contract law, intellectual property, employment and data protection.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the charity's approach to managing its contractual relationships with stakeholders, including higher education institutions, schools, grant-making organisations, corporate supporters, service providers, independent consultants, employees, partner organisations and social enterprises.

We are looking for an excellent lawyer to join us on part-time basis with a working pattern of Wednesday- Friday. Working within the Governance, Legal and Compliance team, the ideal candidate will be approachable, adaptable and able to manage his/ her own workload with minimal supervision. This is a fantastic opportunity to be responsible for a variety of legal issues in support of the charity. You have experience in developing and managing successful partnerships

To apply for a vacancy at Teach First you are required to complete an application on our careers website. Please have your CV and Cover Letter ready to upload. If you are applying via an external job board you will be redirected to our careers website where you should complete your application. We will not progress any applications that have not been submitted in this way.