The Open University

Associate Solicitor

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£32,548 - £38,833 pro-rata
04 Apr 2018
25 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Solicitor 

Finance Division 

£32,548 - £38,833 pro-rata; Ref 14349

18.5 hours per week

Temporary contract for 18 months

Based in Milton Keynes

The Open University is one of the UK’s most respected national institutions and the market leader in distance higher education. Since 1971, it has been inspiring learning and creating opportunities for all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential, whatever their previous academic attainments. It has demonstrated excellence in research and teaching and confirmed its enormous reach through its use of open educational resources.

The Commercial Legal Services section of Finance Division is responsible for providing legal advice and support to the University and its subsidiary companies.

We are looking for a qualified solicitor or equivalent (minimum 1 year PQE) primarily supporting the University’s research, commercialisation procurement and regulatory activities by drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of agreements. Knowledge and understanding of commercial contracts is essential.
You will also be asked to assist with the provision of advice and support for other ad-hoc matters to ensure that the University is adequately protected. Experience and awareness of governance issues in higher education and charities would be useful but is not essential.

Closing date: 12 Noon 25 April 2018   Interviews: 4 May 2018

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