Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

In-House Senior Lawyer

In-House Senior Lawyer

£51,283 to £61,198 depending on experience Full Time, Permanent - Professional Ser

Intellectually Challenging & Demanding Stimulating ▪ Interesting ▪ Varied ▪ High Profile

If this is the type of workload you are seeking and you are an adaptable and self-motivated individual, come and join our established, 6 strong in-house legal team in Oxford, where you will have opportunities to develop your legal skills and knowledge in areas of law new to you as well as undertaking detailed research and drafting in more familiar areas.

The legal advice our team provides covers all aspects of Brookes' £216m business activities and, as Brookes must act within its statutory remit and exempt charitable status, the breadth of the workload is truly unique and rewarding. For a more detailed description of the range of work we cover, please see the job description and context note.

This is a full-time permanent role.

As a Senior Lawyer you should:

  • be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister, with a current practising certificate
  • have significant post-qualification experience with similar work
  • have the ability to work under pressure without compromising professionalism or optimism
  • be adaptable and positive and have a solution-based approach to legal work.
  • You will also enjoy the benefits of working at Oxford Brookes University with up to 38 days holiday, rising to 41 days holiday (this includes 13 Bank Holidays and Concessionary Days), a generous Local Government pension scheme (19.2% Employer contribution rate), cycle to work scheme and access to a variety of university facilities (Brookes Nursery, Gym and sports facilities). For more information about benefits please see the document 'All about Brookes' below.

    CV and Personal Statement:

    As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button below. All parts of the application form should be completed and in the section of the form called “Supporting Documents”, applicants must upload their CV and a Personal Statement. To complete the Personal Statement part of the application, applicants must download the Personal Statement document which is part of the advert below and complete the form, providing examples and explaining how they meet each item detailed on the document. The Personal Statement must then be uploaded to the application form along with the CV.

    At Oxford Brookes, inclusivity is one of our five guiding principles: we take positive steps to create an environment in which we celebrate, value and provide equal opportunity to all. We are committed to recruiting from the widest possible pool and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who embrace our values, regardless of their background.

    As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential selection criteria.

    To email the post ofIn-House Senior Lawyer to a friend please copy and paste the link below:

    https: // my.corehr.com/pls/oburecruit/erqjobspecdetailsform.jobspec?pid=165619 Closing Date : 27-May-2024 Vacancy ID : 165619 Faculty or Directorate : Finance and Legal Services Location : Gipsy Lane Site, Headington Campus For more information : [email protected] Posted on : 02-May-2024

    Job details

    Title

    In-House Senior Lawyer

    Employer

    Oxford Brookes University

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    May 03, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 27, 2024

    Job type

    Administration/Managerment

    Field

    Law

    About the employer

    Voted the UK’s top modern university (QS World University Rankings 2021), Oxford Brookes University is a campus university located in the beautiful and historic city of Oxford. There are three campuses that are part of the university, linked by the BROOKESbus. The Students’ Union and the many societies on campus help to build the close-knit but diverse community Oxford Brookes is known for. Oxford Brookes was ranked in the top 50 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide 2021).

    Oxford Brookes is a diverse and exciting place to study, with students from more than 140 countries making up 17 per cent of the student population. It provides an exciting student experience, with an internationally-focused atmosphere both academically and socially. With a huge range of events and societies, as well as an excellent student support system, students can make the most of their university experience.

    Ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching (Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2020), Oxford Brookes is known for the standard of teaching that its faculty provides. 94 per cent of the research at Oxford Brookes is internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework 2014), which means students are learning from leaders in their field.

    Oxford Brookes has excellent graduate outcomes, with over 95 per cent of Oxford Brookes students in employment or further study within six months of graduating, and students have access to career support throughout their time at university to ensure they can achieve their career goals.

    The quality of the academic teaching at Oxford Brookes has an outstanding reputation, with a total of 11 faculty members having been awarded National Teaching Fellows, the most prestigious award in UK higher education teaching. 

    Students are taught by faculty members who are experts in their field and who are constantly undertaking new and important research in these areas. 94 per cent of the research at Brookes is internationally recognised (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Students are able to exchange ideas with teachers who work collaboratively to push their subject area forward. Students at the university benefit from new ideas being exchanged and developed between their own teachers and departments across the world. Oxford Brookes is well known for its international and global focus.

    Students can live in university accommodation, a great place to meet people and settle into university life. Full-time first-year international students starting in September are guaranteed a place in university accommodation if they would like it and are able to meet the application deadlines. There are a range of halls in and around the three campuses, with on-site support at all of them. All halls are on a BROOKESbus route and students living in halls can purchase a discounted bus pass entitling them to free travel on these services.

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