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  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £40000.00 - £52000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Isobel Richards

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  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    15 April 2023

In-house Counsel

Treforest / Hybrid

Up £52K

Yolk Recruitment Public Sector and Not-for-Profit are seeking an ambitious In-house Counsel to deliver a step change in innovation contracting and legal services support at an educational provided based in Pontypridd. As the leading business partner, you will have the opportunity to draft, edit, and negotiate a variety of contract types including research contracts, grants, collaborative agreements, and commercial contracts.

This educational provider is one of Britain's most exciting and ambitious universities. Innovative, thriving and sustainable, we work to build better futures for our students, our communities and our partners economically, socially and culturally.

What an In-house Counsel will be responsible for:

The main job of this role is to help academic staff, researchers and the University Secretary's office with special contracts. The person in this role will create, improve and discuss different types of contracts like research contracts, grants, partnership agreements, and business contracts. This job will help the University with its research plan and strategy, which is funded by HEFCW. By doing this, it will help the university reach its goals of increasing income from research and knowledge exchange by 2030. You will also be:

  • Building productive relationships with academic and support staff to support specialist contract needs.
  • Providing commercial guidance and advice with respect to complex contractual issues.
  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and finalising a variety of contracts.
  • Analysing and determining the level of risk associated with legal contracts and providing mechanisms for managing associated risk.
  • Drafting and negotiating collaborative agreements with a range of external stakeholders.
  • Managing instructions to external law firms for the provision of external specialist advice.

What an In-house Counsel will need to join the team:

For this role you will ideally have experience in house as well as in contracts but this is not essential. You will need at least 2 years PQE and be eager to work hard individually as well as within a small team. You will also be:

  • A qualified solicitor with experience in contracts or commercial law.
  • Strong negotiation and drafting skills.
  • Understanding/experience within higher education.
  • Knowledge of grant and commercial funding arrangements.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

What you will get in return:

  • Salary up to £52K
  • 35 days annual leave plus bank holidays and plus 4 extra days
  • The opportunity to be part of a dynamic and forward-thinking team.
  • A generous pension
  • Flexible working options

If you think this one's for you

Please contact Izzy Richards at Yolk Recruitment on 07458160673 or

Yolk Public Sector & Not-for-Profit team works with organisations across the UK to fulfil their recruitment needs and to achieve their D&I objectives. We recruit temporary, contract and permanent hires for 1 off specialist needs or for volume campaigns. We support our applicants to navigate the public sector recruitment processes and secure their dream jobs.

Yolk Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in our workforce. We employ the best people for the job at hand and actively encourage applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, educational background, parental status, gender identity or any other protected characteristic. We champion and celebrate diversity at Yolk allowing our team to bring their whole selves to work