Senior Solicitor

Bournemouth, Dorset (GB)
Starting salary from £56,021 - £68,857 per annum
11 Sep 2023
25 Sep 2023
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Experience Level
Junior Level, Mid Level

Bournemouth University

Senior Solicitor                                                                                            (Ref:LCG08)                                                         

Starting salary from £56,021 - £68,857 per annum

At Bournemouth University, we have a fantastic new opportunity for a senior solicitor to join our friendly, experienced and supportive in-house Legal Services and Corporate Governance team. Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community.

You will be someone with sufficient legal knowledge and experience to quickly grasp new and emerging areas of specialism as required by the University’s diverse remit. You will advise the University on a range of legal matters (for example, IT, procurement and related contracts, with some estates support) and draw upon your contract drafting and negotiation skills and experience to primarily support our professional services teams with software license agreements, cloud computing agreements, IT professional services agreements, framework agreements, tenders, awards and other related contracts.

In addition to a competitive salary, defined benefit pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement, this role provides an outstanding development opportunity to move in-house and to work in a diverse and varied role. The team works flexibly and supports hybrid working. Further details will be provided during the recruitment process.

For further information or an informal chat please contact Deborah Wakely, Head of Legal Services and Corporate Governance. To arrange a call please email

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form.  Alternatively, please email the HR Services Team at quoting the appropriate reference (Ref: LCG08). 

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. 

Closing Date: (Midnight) Monday 25 September 2023

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