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Paralegal

Employer
The Football Association
Location
England, London, Wembley
Closing date
20 May 2024
Reference
WNSL0735

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Vacancy Type
Legal Support, Paralegal
Experience Level
Junior Level
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Practice Areas
Media/Entertainment/Sport

Job Details


Set the bar for greatness

The FA are looking for a highly organised and collaborative Paralegal to support the FA Group Legal Team on regulatory, litigation, data protection, and company secretarial matters.

What will you be doing?

  • Supporting The FA's Regulatory Advocates on a range of matters including:
    • Issuing and/or reviewing misconduct charges
    • Managing replies to misconduct charges
    • Facilitating misconduct hearings
    • Providing witness support and/or liaising with witnesses
    • Liaising with external stakeholders
    • Working collaboratively with all relevant internal stakeholders
    • Carrying out conflict of interest checks
    • Ensuring data protection compliance;
  • Collating responses to Data Subject Access Requests and ensuring data protection compliance;
  • Document review and other support for regulatory and litigation matters;
  • Supporting the Company Secretary on a range of administrative matters;
  • Legal research;
  • Providing support in relation to the FA Group Legal team's other responsibilities; and
  • Execute additional tasks as required in order to meet FA Group changing priorities.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of health, safety and wellbeing can be maintained.
  • As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

What are we looking for?

Essential for the role:

  • Law degree (or non-legal degree plus law conversion qualification).
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other members of the legal team.
  • Excellent academic record.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to manage a busy caseload.

Beneficial to have:

  • LPC qualification (or equivalent).
  • Previous experience of working in a legal and/or legal administrative role.

What's in it for you?

We are committed to ensuring everyone can flourish in their roles, to achieve this we have unique office spaces under the arch of the iconic Wembley National Stadium, which is the home of English Football. We are also delighted to offer a world-class, Elite Performance Centre, St. George's Park in Staffordshire which is an exceptional setting to develop and inspire high-performing England teams and leaders.

We pride ourselves in offering a competitive salary as well as great opportunities to develop and grow in your role. But that is not all; we also have a range of exciting benefits, some of which can be found below:

  • Access to event day tickets at Wembley Stadium, alongside a host of regular internal events throughout the season encouraging you to connect and learn with your colleagues and look after your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Free, nutritious lunches, at Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park.
  • Free private medical cover.
  • A contributory pension scheme.
  • An additional Thank You days leave, volunteering days as well as 25 days annual leave.
  • A hybrid working model offering greater flexibility.

For more information on what it is like to work at The FA, please visit our FA Careers page, https://www.thefa.com/about-football-association/careers

Our Organisation

The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and generates significant revenue to support investment into English football each year.

The FA oversees England international teams across men's, women's, youth and disability football, as well as running the National League System and FA Competitions including the Emirates FA Cup, Barclays FA Women's Super League, FA Women's Championship, and Women's Adobe FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.

We currently work within a hybrid working model whereby the expectation is to work from your contractual location for part of the week, and as and when required by the team. The remaining days can be worked remotely. We will continue to monitor this model and it may be adjusted in future if deemed necessary.

Your contract with The FA will specify a fixed location of either Wembley Stadium, St. George's Park or our Processing Centre, unless the role is advertised as a homebased contract. The contractual location of this role can be found at the top of this advert on our FA vacancy page.

The FA, For All, For You

Our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy forms an integral part of our long-term commitment to using our influence across English football to create a game free from discrimination.

https://www.thefa.com/-/media/thefacom-new/files/about-the-fa/2021/fa_a-game-for-all-strategy.ashx

A Game For All outlines three key strategic commitments - Lead the Change, Be the Change, and Inspire the Change - which will ensure tackling discrimination remains a core priority for English football for years to come.

We are a diverse workplace, aspiring to represent football across the country. The Football Association actively promotes inclusion and diversity, encouraging you to be the best version of yourself at work.

We welcome applications from everyone and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If you have any particular requirements in respect of the recruitment or interview process, please mention this during your application.

As part of The FA's commitment to ensuring a safe environment for everyone in football, every employee will be required to complete a DBS check. The level of the check required will be based on the activity of the specific job role and in line with legislation and government guidance.

Company

The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England and is responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England international teams.

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Location
Wembley Stadium
London
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