Head of Legal Services

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7189652 (Ref.No. CSSEC1056)
Posted: November 1, 2023

Job Description

Salary: Grade 9 (£56,021 - £64,914 p.a. plus a salary supplement of up to £5,000 depending on experience) 

This role will be based our university campus with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner.   We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

The University of Leeds is seeking to appoint a Head of Legal Services on a full-time permanent basis who will work as part of the Secretariat Directorate. This is a senior role providing legal advice to the University; managing instructions to external legal advisers; working closely with other Professional Service areas; and managing a team of solicitors and legal specialists.

The post holder will combine specialist legal skills and knowledge to deliver an in-house legal advice service, with a focus on commercial decision making and risk management; to independently drive and negotiate institutional contracts and agreements; support employee relations casework; and provide advice on a wide range of other legal matters to colleagues across the University.

The Head of Legal Services will be expected to work autonomously and manage a varied caseload, as well as having oversight and directing the work of the Legal Services unit.

What we offer in return

And much more! 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Andrew Mulholland, Director of Secretariat 

Via email: [email protected]

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Secretariat
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 9
Salary:  £56,021 to £64,914 p.a.
plus a salary supplement of up to £5,000
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Tuesday 31 October 2023
Closing Date:  Tuesday 21 November 2023
Reference:  CSSEC1056

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.