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Senior Legal Counsel

Ellen MacArthur Foundation


Posted 3 weeks ago


Join a pioneering organization as a Senior Legal Counsel to shape the future of a sustainable economy.


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UK - Remote or Isle of Wight

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Expires at anytime

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is at the forefront of the circular economy movement, working with a diverse range of stakeholders to inspire systemic change on a global scale. With its mission to create a thriving economic system that benefits people and the planet, the Foundation offers an incredible opportunity for professionals passionate about sustainability to make a real impact.

  • Provide specialized legal advice and manage risk for the Foundation's UK and international entities.
  • Lead on complex agreements, compliance, and regulatory issues.
  • Support operational improvements within legal practices.
  • Qualified solicitor in England and Wales or equivalent with 4+ years post-qualification experience.
  • Essential in-house experience with strong commercial contracting skills.
  • Knowledge of charity law, data protection, intellectual property, employment, and competition law preferred.
  • Generous salary of circa £63k plus exceptional benefits.
  • Flexible working options, including remote work in the UK and office in Cowes, Isle of Wight.
  • Click the green icon to apply with a CV and cover letter by June 10th, 2024.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is an organization that has been promoting the idea of a circular economy for over a decade. We work with businesses, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilize systems solutions at a global scale. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, creating a new economic system that delivers better outcomes for people and the environment.

As a Senior Legal Counsel, you will be part of our in-house legal team, providing specialist legal advice with strategic insight and commercial awareness while managing risk effectively. You will be supporting both the UK Charity and its trading subsidiary, and our international offices. We have two roles available, one focusing on supporting our Programme Teams and the other focusing on supporting the Network and Philanthropy Teams.

Your main responsibilities will include providing expert advice to the Foundation, leading on devising, drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of complex agreements, identifying and advising on a broad range of legal, compliance and regulatory issues, and proactively seeking opportunities to improve operational working practices and systems.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified solicitor in England and Wales or equivalent with 4+ years PQE. Experience of working in-house is essential, along with strong commercial contracting experience. A working knowledge of charity law compliance, data protection and privacy, intellectual property, employment and competition law would be strongly preferred.

The role offers a salary package of circa £63k per annum dependent on experience level plus generous holiday allowance, generous parental leave, enhanced pension options/private health scheme after 6 months, and a wellbeing programme. The role may be remote in the UK or based in our offices in Cowes, Isle of Wight.

To apply, click on the green icon where you will be asked to upload a CV and covering letter. The closing date for applications is June 10th, 2024.


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