Head of Legal & Clerk to the Governing Body

Thames Valley
Six figure basic salary plus benefits
12 Feb 2019
12 Mar 2019
Full Time

Leading Independent School
Thames Valley

Head of Legal & Clerk to the Governing Body

Six figure salary

- to act as general legal counsel to the School and as such to:

  • keep the Governing Body appraised of legal matters affecting the School and claims arising;
  • advise each of the Head Master and Bursar on legal matters particularly in respect of staff matters and parental appeals or complaints;
  • work closely with the other members of the ELT, HR Director, Finance Director and Fees & Bursaries Accountant, Director of Admissions, Director of Collections to ensure appropriate provision is made (internally or externally) for timely consideration of legal matters within their areas of responsibility;
  • provide legal advice to the School upon request from heads of departments (or other masters in charge of activities) in respect of specific initiatives and to serve on such school committees as required (eg Inspection Committee, Communications Working Group);
  • coordinate the School’s external legal advisers and to ensure good communications between the College and those firms/ individuals; and

- to act as Clerk to the Governing Body and its committees – involving preparation and circulation of papers, agendas, minutes, providing governance advice, advising on legal and procedural matters; keeping an up-to-date record of membership and assisting with the evaluation of Board effectiveness;

- to act as Data Protection lead for the School under the Data Protection Act 2018 and as such to ensure continued compliance with General Data Protection Regulation and to oversee the integrity of the School’s CRM system;

- to act as the nominated contact for the School’s communications with the Charity Commission and to oversee the School’s compliance with its ongoing requirement to deliver public benefit

- to help to forge good relations between academic and support staff and take on ad hoc projects over time.

To apply, please forward your CV to guy@nsfrltd.com or call Guy on 07879 423450.

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