Solicitor/Senior Solicitor

  • Fecha de publicación: 03/11/2022
  • Nombre de la empresa: CANCER RESEARCH UK
  • Descripción de funciones:


    Job Details

    Solicitor / Senior Solicitor

    Location: Stratford, London (1-2 days in the office per week)


    Full-time (part-time considered)


    Salary: £45,000 - £60,00 depending on experience


    Application method: In our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we operate an anonymised shortlisting process. Please therefore ensure that you have completed the work history section of the application form and answered any application questions. CVs are required for all applications, however they will not be reviewed as part of the shortlisting process.

    Closing Date: Extended until 10th November

    We're currently looking for an experienced Solicitor to join our Legal team. In this important role, you will provide essential legal and compliance support to the business, ensuring among other things that everyone across the organisation is working to the same guidelines and contracts. We are enablers in supporting CRUK to achieve its fundraising and research goals by partnering with all areas of CRUK to ensure we achieve maximum organisational performance.

    Key Accountabilities:

    • Provide timely, proactive, pragmatic, high quality and commercial legal advice and solutions to the organization, in particular to the: Marketing, Fundraising & Engagement; Strategy & Philanthropy; Policy, Information & Communications; and COO Directorates (especially the Technology Team)
    • Work on a broad range of commercial contracts including technology contracts, goods and services contracts, sponsorship agreements, events and sports agreements, fundraising agreements and prize draw and website terms and conditions
    • Build a good understanding of business areas, establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal clients
    • Manage own work and have sole responsibility for matters and escalate to Senior Solicitors/Head of Legal where necessary
    • Carry out drafting and negotiating and assist clients with other queries and commercial transactions
    • Identify, advise on and ensure good contract management practice, to embed the various policies and programmes designed to ensure contractual, corporate and legislative compliance


    We're game changers. Here at Cancer Research UK, we aim to save more lives by preventing, controlling and curing cancer sooner. Every day we achieve extraordinary things by being innovative, imaginative and bold in our work.


    Skills & Experience:


    • Relevant post-qualification experience in-house and/or in private practice
    • Ability to be prepared and to quickly develop a good understanding of new legal areas and issues which affect the organisation
    • Solution-focused and pragmatic approach
    • Ability to convey legal issues in a clear and simple way and to identify, articulate and evaluate key issues and risks
    • Interest in charity law and commercial contracts
    • Interest in marketing and advertising is desirable
    • Good drafting skills with experience of drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements
    • Ability to work independently and manage a diverse and extensive workload under pressure to meet short deadlines


    Our optimism and desire for success leads us to constantly challenge ourselves and others, which means you'll be encouraged to understand and support the commercial objectives of our internal customers. You'll need good interpersonal communication skills as well as good relationship skills and ability to build effective external and internal networks.

    For full role details, please see our Candidate Information Pack

    What will I gain?

    Without you we wouldn't be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So, we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, and much more. We want to ensure that you have the best work/life balance possible, so we actively encourage a flexible working culture for all of our roles wherever possible. Depending on your role, options for flexibility could include homeworking, reduced or flexi-hours, job shares, job splits, and core hours. For the majority of our office-based roles you'll only be required to work from a specific location for 1 or 2 days a week on average. You'll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately, you'll know that you'll be changing lives through your work.


    If you're as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.





  • Localización del puesto ofertado: UK - London
  • Remuneración: Salary £45000 - £60000 per annum