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Senior Legal Adviser

Legal Services

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,152 to £49,553
Full Time Fixed Term (12 Months)
Closing Date:  Friday 03 January 2020
Interview Date:   Tuesday 25 February 2020
Reference:  1213219BB

This is a unique opportunity to work for an institution that unlocks creative potential and provides opportunities that transform lives through education, research, innovation and enterprise. The University of Southampton, with over 20,000 students and 5,000 staff is a key member of the Russell Group of universities and a leading research institution with strong links to industry and commerce. 

As Senior Legal Adviser, you will assist the Director of Legal Services and the Legal Services team, working at the heart of the University, in providing high quality, robust and timely advice across the whole of the University’s activities.  Your work will always be varied – no two days will be the same. You will work with senior people across the University and with external advisers and third parties. 

As a qualified solicitor, barrister or legal executive with experience gained in-house or in private practice, you will have had good general training and detailed experience in commercial or contract law. Knowledge of property/construction, procurement, employment, litigation, higher education, intellectual property or data protection and freedom of information would be an advantage. Innovative and resourceful, pragmatic and commercially aware, you will have a suitable amount of PQE to fulfil the demands of the role.  

This is a fixed-term post for 12 months to cover maternity leave.  Part time applications will also be considered.

Benefits include a generous annual leave entitlement, a supportive working environment and access to an excellent pension scheme. 

Informal inquiries may be addressed to the Director of Legal Services, Letitia Baldock on 023 80 598749, by fax on 023 8059 5781 or by email at

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1213219BB on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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