Legal Advisor

Summary

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Legal Advisor to join an international not-for-profit organisation for a 12-month fixed term contract working part-time (21 hours per week) to provide commercial and contract law support to The Climate Group, update the organisation’s suite of templates and formalise the contract management framework and its processes.

 
The Legal Advisor will play a key role between the project, governance and finance teams, working across the organisation to ensure the successful deployment of legal and contractual arrangements by leading on contract administration, reviewing and drafting agreements, communicating with parties to negotiate and resolve problems and address team and partner information requests, and ensuring that contract compliance standards are understood and applied across the organisation. As well as providing the business with ad hoc legal advice as and when needed, you will be identifying and mitigating legal risk and keeping abreast of regulatory and market developments that will impact the business and reviewing and drafting associated policies and procedures. This is an exciting time to join The Climate Group as it goes through a period of growth. 


About The Climate Group

The Climate Group is an international not-for-profit organisation with a mission to accelerate ambitious climate action. Our goal is a world of no more than 1.5oC of warming. We bring together networks of businesses and state and regional governments to shift global markets and policies to this end. We act as a catalyst to take innovation and solutions to scale, and we use the power of communication to build ambition and pace. Our priority is to focus on the greatest global opportunities for change. Founded in 2003, we are headquartered in London with offices in New Delhi and New York.


About the role

The role is to support the Head of Global Governance and Finance Director with the growing commercial and legal contractual needs of the organisation. The key responsibilities are :

  • Provide commercial and legal advice on contractual matters, reviewing, advising on and negotiating commercial, project and consultancy contracts and agreements, including managing the contract review process and liaising with various teams, project managers and support functions across our offices in relation to scoping terms;
  • Review and update the organisation’s suite of legal templates and support their implementation and uptake by teams;
  • Support with advice on a wider variety of matters to formalise new organisational processes on procurement arrangements, tender processes, intellectual property and data protection;
  • Support the formalisation of a contract management framework;
  • Support the Head of Global Governance in ensuring compliance with all legislative requirements and best practice.


About you

You are a highly motivated, analytical and effective problem solver, possessing the ability to read a complex contract and quickly identify potential problems. In addition to drafting and maintaining legal precedents, you will be supporting and advising project teams and drafting and formalising a broad range of commercial contracts and agreements. 


You will ideally have substantial commercial/contract law experience and will have worked in a similar role. You will enjoy working in a fast-paced and complex business environment with the ability to build relationships and influence individuals at all levels of the organisation.  


Essential:

  • Qualified solicitor in the UK 
  • Proficient drafting and negotiating skills
  • Excellent commercial awareness 
  • The ability to work without supervision, prioritise own workload and meet deadlines
  • The ability to work calmly, efficiently and with attention to detail
  • Flexible and willing to help

 

Desirable:

  • Experience of advising on GDPR 
  • Experience of working within the charity/voluntary sector 

 

Location

You will be based in our London head office, in County Hall, which is a five-minute walk from Waterloo station.  

Terms & Conditions

This is a part-time (21 hours per week), fixed term 12-month position, with the possibility of renewal.
The salary for this position is charity sector competitive, pro-rated to align with this being a part-time role and based on experience.  


In addition to the salary, the role holder will benefit from:

  • 25 days’ holiday pro rata, plus public holidays
  • 10% non-contributory pension scheme following three months’ service
  • Private healthcare and Cash Plan on completion of probation
  • Life Assurance
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Season ticket loan
      

How to apply 

Use the ‘Apply’ button to apply for this vacancy. Should you require further information, please contact Carla May, HR Manager on cmay@theclimategroup.org.  


Applications for this position should come in the form of a CV and cover letter. The closing date for submitting your application is 20 September 2019.  


The requisite eligibility criteria, or work visa to work in the UK are a requirement for this position and no relocation and/or sponsorship costs will be borne by The Climate Group.