Legal & Governance Advisor

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
Grade 7: £44,388.00 - £51,025.00pa
03 Nov 2020
20 Dec 2020
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, Public Sector
Full Time
Practice Areas
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level


Job Title

Legal & Governance Advisor


Grade 7: £44,388.00 - £51,025.00pa


Full Time

The post is full time, but part time (3 days per week) will be considered


Chief Executive’s


Legal & Governance

Employment Type

Temporary to cover Maternity Leave


Leicester (with remote working)

Closing Date for Applications

Midnight 20th November 2020

Legal and Governance Advisor

With over 70,000 members, The British Psychological Society is the professional body for psychologists in the UK and the largest psychology community in Europe.

We are seeking an experienced legal practitioner to join the Society to support the legal work of the Society.

The British Psychological Society is a long established registered charity, incorporated by Royal Charter which advances the discipline of psychology and its professional application.  We are currently embarking on a significant change programme aimed at modernising the Society to ensure our work as a dynamic professional body.

This role is a FTC to cover maternity leave. It will be a challenging one and will appeal to an ambitious professional who is experienced at drafting commercial contracts and seeks a broad based role with varied work.

This role supports the work of the Chief Executive’s office and of the Head of Legal & Governance to whom the post holder reports.  The successful candidate will be a qualified solicitor with strong technical knowledge of charity law and corporate governance. We are looking for a professional who has strong interpersonal skills and who is able work across inter-disciplinary teams on projects with the ability to provide quality and solutions focused advice to external and internal stakeholders.

The post is currently home based but it will be located at our newly refurbished office in Leicester.  We offer flexible working and a range of competitive employee benefits.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A law degree or equivalent qualification
  • Be a qualified solicitor
  • A good understanding of charity, business and employment law and charity and corporate governance
  • Excellent written communication skills including minute writing and proof reading
  • Experience of working in a charity (desirable)
  • Experience of working in a membership organisation (desirable)

No Recruitment Agencies Please

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to the HR Department at the British Psychological Society at The closing date for applications is midnight 20th November 2020.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Christine Attfield, Head of Legal and Governance at

Due to the large number of applications we receive, it is not possible to update you on the progress of the application until after the closing date.  If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

The British Psychological Society is committed to a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of your background or circumstances.

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