- £62,500 - £72,500 pro-rata
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£62,500 - £72,500 pro-rata (2/3 days per week)
St Elizabeth’s is situated in 68 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire parkland between Harlow and Bishop’s Stortford. We support people with Epilepsy and other complex needs of all ages in our Children’s Home, School, College, and Residential Home with nursing and Day Centre. Over 150 adults and children call St Elizabeth’s their home, making us an inspirational place to do great work.
This role will report in to our Chief Executive Officer and provide technical and legal advice whilst ensuring the proper functioning of governance structures across the Centre. As General Counsel, you will ensure the organisation has access to legal advice on general aspects of law; including charity and public law, regulatory issues and other legal matters such as contract and employment law.
A qualified solicitor, barrister or ICSA qualified company secretary, you will have significant experience of advising senior internal stakeholders. Acting as Board Secretary and working with the Chair and CEO, you will ensure the timely and effective transaction of Board business by providing advice, support and training to Board members, as well as taking minutes of various meetings and matters.
This is a key role for us and we need you to have the ability to analyse information and present solutions clearly and succinctly whilst building positive relationships with senior people across the organisation. Your experience of managing outsourced legal advice teamed with your experience of understanding commercial considerations will be coupled with your drive to gain the best possible outcome for this outstanding charity.
We offer an excellent range of staff benefits including:
• Free on-site parking & subsidised restaurant
• High Street retail/leisure discounts
• Generous holidays
• Discounted gym membership
• Free Life assurance
To apply and to find out more information about St Elizabeth’s, please visit our website: www.stelizabeths.org.uk or telephone Melissa Hughes or Vas Georgiou on 01279 844 209 for an informal discussion regarding the role.
Offers are subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check paid for by the centre. Please note we are not on a public transport route. Salary is dependent on the role, qualifications and experience.
Closing date - 29 July 2019
Interview date - TBC
Registered Charity: 1176777 Equal Opportunities Employer