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Clerk & Legal Advisor to the Provost and Fellows

Odgers Berndtson
Eton, Windsor (GB)
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Experience Level
Senior Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
1-3 Years, 4-6 Years

Job Details

Eton College is one of the world’s foremost educational institutions, educating 1,340 boys in a full boarding environment and sitting at the pinnacle of academic endeavour, co-curricular range and pastoral excellence. The College is well known for its significant contributions to public good through extensive partnership and bursary programmes, and is wholly committed to adding value to the wider educational community through outreach and charitable endeavour.

The Bursar of Eton College now seeks to appoint a Clerk & Legal Advisor to the Provost and Fellows (Clerk & Legal Advisor herewith), to act as general legal counsel to the College and Clerk to the Provost and Fellows. The Clerk & Legal Advisor will advise on all legal, procedural and governance related matters of the College, and, as a member of Eton’s Leadership Team, will act as a conduit between the College’s senior management and the Provost and Fellows, keeping all relevant parties appraised of all legal matters affecting the College. He or she will also provide oversight of compliance with legal requirements, and will keep abreast of legal issues affecting independent schools and charities, providing briefings to the Provost and Fellows, Head Master, Bursar and wider staff body.

The Clerk & Legal Advisor will be a qualified and practising solicitor with a current Practising Certificate issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, bringing significant post-qualification experience gained within a ‘blue chip’ firm. Whilst direct experience of the independent education sector is not a requirement, he or she will demonstrate a clear understanding of the sensitivities and challenges of a sector under increasing financial and regulatory pressure, with experience potentially gained in complex environments beyond education.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record as a thought leader in their field or specialism, capable of shaping and influencing developments across the College. Crucially, he or she will work proactively, independently and with good humour, and will be impeccably organised and efficient, able to apply their skills to a complex and varied workload.

Eton College has engaged the services of Odgers Berndtson to assist with the recruitment of the next Clerk & Legal Advisor. A candidate brief is available to download from

 Letters of application and CVs, along with completed application forms, should be sent by the closing date, 09:00 on Friday 28 June.

 Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the necessary authorities.


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