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Legal Adviser/Junior Solicitor

Legal Services

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £33,314 to £40,931 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 17 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2071722BB-R

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 a Legal Adviser, you will assist senior legal advisers and 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  University’s activities but primarily focussed on contractual matters as they arise in our supply chain and education partnerships.  Your work will always be varied – no two days will be the same. 

As a newly qualified solicitor, or legal executive with experience gained in-house or in private practice, you will have had good general training in commercial or contract law.   You will be self-sufficient and capable of working independently within agreed parameters, proactively seeking input from senior colleagues as needed, able to work to deadlines and conflicting priorities within a team environment  

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 Janice Poon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 2071722BB-R on all correspondence.

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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