Legal Business Partner ( 6 months FTC)

Comic Relief

  • Team: Operations/Legal
  • Salary: £55-65k per annum (pro rata for six months)
  • Location: London
  • Closing: 12:00pm, 27th Sep 2022 BST

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Life Insurance
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Paid emergency leave
Sabbatical Opportunities
Professional development
Mentoring/coaching
Paid volunteer days
Payroll giving
Salary sacrifice
Team social events
Extracurricular clubs
Cycle to work scheme
Free fruit

Candidate happiness

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Job Description

Purpose of Job

This is an exciting opportunity for a senior lawyer to join Comic Relief for six months. As a Legal Business Partner, you will be a key member of the Legal team and will provide legal advice and support to Comic Relief to enable it to deliver its charitable objectives and strategic objectives.  You will help Comic Relief comply with the law; support stakeholders in making informed risk-based decisions; and protect our brand.  The key focus of your work will be on charity and technology related matters, with the possibility of supporting on media related matters.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advising on legal risk and opportunities (from strategic to day to day) in line with Comic Relief’s objectives.

  • Provision of “end to end” legal advice.

  • Drafting and negotiating fit for purpose contracts, including agreements with corporate partners, TFIs (trusts, foundations & institutions), professional fundraisers, our grantees, IT and other suppliers.

  • Legal lead on strategic projects.

  • Custodian of good risk-based decision making, with responsibility for making decisions on legal risk where within role scope; for making recommendations to Head of Legal and/or stakeholders; and for escalations where appropriate.

  • Providing good business partnering/stakeholder management to directorates within scope of responsibility.

  • Where agreed with Head of Legal, responsible for areas of specialist legal knowledge or skill within the team, including legal issues relating to charity and fundraising laws and prizes/competitions.

  • Working with the Head of Legal and team members to drive alignment and consistency of legal advice; compliance and assurance; process improvement; promotion of knowledge and best practice; legal training to the organisation where required; and effective use of external counsel and the legal budget.

  • Be an ambassador for Legal matters across the wider organisation, and for Comic Relief more generally when interacting with others externally on behalf of Comic Relief. 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Qualified senior lawyer with excellent legal skills and knowledge, and relevant experience as an in-house lawyer, including a strong understanding of charity laws and working on related matters.

  • Knowledge and understanding of data protection laws and contracts preferred.

  • Collaborative team member, able to build strong relationships.

  • Ability to take ownership - of issues, decisions and escalations and to work autonomously on matters.

  • Solution oriented and pragmatic problem solver.

  • Proactive, prioritises and delivers results.

We recognise diversity and inclusion are a source of strength in achieving our mission. We therefore welcome everyone, trusting what makes us different brings creativity, styles and experiences to help us collectively do our best work. That’s regardless of your gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. We especially welcome those from under-represented groups in modern grant-making and fundraising. We are on a journey, but if you join our team you will be part of a community that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where we want you to:

  • Be valued for being yourself

  • Do your best work, and be supported to break down barriers so you can succeed

  • Be heard, respected, and treated as an equal, whatever your level, experience or background

  • Be part of a team that is committed to making this happen – with our colleagues, partners, and contributors.

Comic Relief is committed to preventing and protecting all people from harm in their interactions with us. We expect all those that act in our name to uphold our approach to doing no harm.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application