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Head Of Legal Services And Compliance

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    Watford, Hertfordshire

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    Up to £52338 per annum

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    about 2 months ago

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Job Description

Head of Legal Services and Compliance
Based in Watford
Salary £52,338 Per Annum

This is a pivotal hands-on role specialising in supporting and advising colleagues on complex legal, compliance and regulatory issues including governance, contracts, grant agreements, employment matters, Health and Safety, Charity/Company regulation, GDPR, etc.

This is also the lead role for reviewing and drafting, contracts, terms of agreements and legal correspondence in conjunction with current and potential contracting parties.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team and in collaboration with the Charities` Trustees, the postholder will also contribute to the development of vision, direction and operational management of the charity as a whole. The postholder will have the credibility to represent the charity externally at senior levels.

The key elements of the post are:

" Putting in place and maintaining structures and processes to ensure that my client and its subsidiaries are well advised on and work within legislation, regulatory, governance and contractual requirements
" Leading on the procurement of external legal advice/support and taking responsibility for its quality
" Leading on identifying new legislation, regulatory, governance and contractual requirements to make sure that the Charities are complying with the most up to date requirements
" Leading the process for assessing and evaluating the impact of legislation, regulatory, governance and contractual requirements on the Charities
" Identifying and procuring appropriate training to ensure that staff are equipped to work within compliance requirements
" Providing assurance to Trustees and the Executive Leadership Team on compliance arrangements
" Advising and providing expert support on the resolution of legal and compliance issues
" Acting as an ambassador for the Charities, representing us within the wider company Federation, amongst partners and externally as delegated
" Articulating coherently and fluently to ensure legal issues are understood by those not legally trained
" As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, contributing to the Charities` overall strategic development, direction and operational management
" Working with colleagues to support the gathering of relevant data and insights and translate these into clear action to improve and transform compliance monitoring and reporting.
Do you have?
" Relevant legal qualification (solicitor or barrister) recognized in England and Wales and ideally membership of a relevant body, with substantial in-house post-qualification experience.
" Detailed knowledge and understanding of the complex legal, compliance and regulatory issues that face a growing charity partly funded by the public sector providing a range of services including social housing, family and children centres, nurseries, youth/community services, health and well-being, etc.
" Experience of procurement, purchasing services and evidencing Value for Money
" A background in Senior strategic management experience of growth and development of services where customer voice and satisfaction are key to success

Fantastic salary and benefits to include Gym Membership

If you are interested in this role and feel that you are suitable please email me and I can send the full job spec.
if I have not responded within 48 hours that unfortunately you would not have been selected


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