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General Counsel

Office Of The General Counsel

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  Competitive
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Friday 19 August 2022
Reference:  R220492
Release Date:  Friday 29 July 2022

Reporting to the COO, as General Counsel you will play an important strategic role as part of the senior management team, advising key stakeholders and board members on all significant legal, compliance and policy matters.

You will be responsible for implementing legal and compliance strategies, managing external counsel and managing the budget for the Office of the General Counsel. You will also be the Data Protection Officer and Company Secretary and, on occasion, act as Director for companies within the group.

The ideal candidate will be a commercial lawyer with a minimum of 10 years' experience in the higher education sector and strong knowledge of data protection and privacy law. You must have excellent communication skills and be confident in managing new and existing legal processes, an in-house legal team and experience in managing budgets.

Satisfactory DBS clearance will be required for this role.

How to apply

For further information and details of how to apply please contact Vin Murria at

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

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