Legal Support Officer (contracts)
We're looking for an exceptional Legal Support Officer to join our Legal Services team based in London on a 6 month fixed term contract.
About the role
As a Legal Support Officer you'll form an integral part of the Legal team by providing general support on legal cases. More specifically you'll support Lawyers and Paralegals within the Litigation / Property and Contracts team in providing
basic information law and commercial contracts advice and supporting colleagues to deliver business opportunities related to commercial contract issues with a GDPR bias.
Some of the main duties include:
- To provide legal advice and assistance in commercial contracts and information law matters and other standard instructions, including but not limited to reviewing and drafting commercial contracts using existing templates, including non-disclosure agreements, services agreements, data sharing agreement, supply of goods agreements, contract extension and variation agreements, in order to protect the interests of Clarion.
- To assist with various data protection compliance tasks.
- To assist in developing the in-house legal provision to meet the needs of Clarion and its Group partners, ensuring that legal work is carried out in-house where this is more cost effective to do so (but subject to capacity) and that communication between instructing officers and the Legal Services team is effective and efficient
We are looking for a highly organised candidate with experience working within a legal services department or firm with knowledge of routine legal processes. The ideal candidate will hold a Law Degree, Chartered Legal Executive status or a CILEX Level 6 Certificate in Civil Litigation or equivalent and have experience of assisting with commercial contracts matters. You'll be able to build and maintain effective relationships across the business and have great organisational skills. Experience working within a Housing Association or Public Sector body would be beneficial but not essential.
Closing Date: Midday on Friday 28th June 2019 at midday
If this sounds like an opportunity you'd be interested in, we look forward to hearing from you.
In return we offer you a competitive salary and generous benefits package in a supportive environment, with plenty of scope for your career advancement and salary progression.
For further details on this vacancy, and to apply, please download the candidate brief and click the 'Apply' button below.
Clarion Housing Group
Clarion Housing Group comprises the country's largest housing association; a property development company, a charitable foundation and a repairs and maintenance service.
The Group's housing association, Clarion Housing is the largest social landlord in the country with 360,000 residents.
We have ambitious plans to build 50,000 new homes over 10 years, with a commitment that two thirds of the programme will be affordable housing.
The charitable foundation, Clarion Futures, will invest £150 million over ten years to deliver one of the largest social investment programmes in the country. Priorities are work and training; money management and young people
Clarion Housing Group is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce.