Legal Counsel

Central London
20 Dec 2018
31 Jan 2019
Full Time
Practice Areas
4-6 Years
Experience Level
Mid Level

The role

The Save the Children International legal and compliance team is growing!  We are looking to appoint a new Legal and Compliance Counsel to join the central London-based legal team of our charity.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to work as a lawyer in this dynamic charitable organisation, in advance of Save the Children’s centenary.

For this legal compliance focused opportunity you will be part of a team of four lawyers, leading on the development and management of legal, regulatory and compliance processes in relation to Save the Children International’s international program operations in over 60 countries.  This will include issues arising under UK law, local law in countries where the organisation operates, and internationally, in relation to global program operations, for example, advising on the organisation’s obligations for legal and regulatory compliance, including on fraud, terrorism financing, bribery and corruption, money laundering, sanctions, data protection, whistleblowing and other applicable regulatory regimes.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is already in the sector or are looking to transfer from either in-house or private practice roles.

The Person

For this role you will need to be a lawyer or barrister qualified in England and Wales or a common law jurisdiction.  On a personal level you will be culturally aware, a strong team player and have a demonstrable interest in the sector.

The salary offered is in line with the sector benchmark [in the range of £50k - £57k], and includes a company pension scheme and 30 days’ annual leave.  

This role will be based in Central London and is available on a full-time basis.

The organisation

We employ approximately 17,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 120 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated

Application information

A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role and your rationale for joining a child rights-based organisation.

Interviews will take place for this role on a continuing basis, from the week commencing 14 January, 2019.

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