Legal Counsel Ref 2969

School/department: Office of the General Counsel (OGC), Division of General Counsel, Governance & Compliance
Hours: Full time, but part time hours will be considered. Requests for flexible working options will be supported (subject to business need)
Contract: Fixed term for two years
Reference: 2969
Salary: Between £41,526 and £49,553 per annum, FTE
Placed on: 7 January 2020
Closing date:  3 February 2020.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: w/c 10 February 2020 
Expected start date: The position is available immediately

Job description

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is part of the Division of General Counsel, Governance & Compliance (GCGC), within the University’s Professional Services Team.

The aim of OGC is to deliver high quality, pragmatic legal advice at pace across the broad range of the University’s activities, delivering an efficient and effective service that provides excellent value for money to the University.

The work of OGC is fast-paced, often reactive and integral to delivering the University’s policy and operational priorities. The legal issues are often complex and sensitive and span a variety of topics, for example: employment, commercial, contract, consumer, housing, land, licensing, charity, public and information law; civil litigation; a variety of regulatory areas; complaints and discipline procedures; and coronial and criminal law.

Members of OGC must work collaboratively with other members of the Professional Services Team and academic colleagues to deliver pragmatic, robust, high quality advice that is based on a sound assessment of legal risk.

To apply, applicants should submit a CV and a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 explaining how they meet the Person Specification and Essential Criteria, and where possible, the Desirable Criteria.

To discuss the post, please contact Kate Gannon (, to arrange to speak to the General Counsel, Bridget Edminson.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 2969) (PDF XKB)

How to apply

Download our professional services application form [DOC 183.00KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

Download our terms and conditions summary for Administrative Staff and Other related faculty [DOC 37.00KB]

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