Inhouse
  • The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.
  • Reporting to the Director of Corporate Affairs, the in-house Head of Legal is responsible for providing strategic oversight of global risk by ensuring a comprehensive, efficient and cost effective legal advisory service.
  • Advising the CEO, Executive, Chair and Board on risks and advised mitigations, this is a highly influential, commercial and change orientated senior leadership role. Your reach will be truly global, operating across a global matrix structure the British Council work with over 100 countries worldwide.
  • From the private, public or not for profit sectors you will have led a globally dispersed function within a matrix structure and possess strong international corporate and commercial legal experience including deep knowledge of: Partnerships, Mergers and Joint Ventures; Corporate Law and Governance; Legal Status (UK and Overseas); Dispute Resolution; Contracts and Conflict of laws/cross border issues.
  • You will be an inspirational leader with excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills you will have empathy with the vision and purpose of British Council.

British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We were founded in 1934 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1940. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work with more than 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year, we reached more than 75 million people directly and 758 million people overall, including online, through broadcasts and publications.

https://www.britishcouncil.org/