Director of Governance and Legal Affairs

RIBA 1834
London (Central), London (Greater)
Dependent on experience
09 Oct 2020
25 Oct 2020
Job (Function)
Contract Type
Full Time

Be part of the vision; be part of the RIBA.

The RIBA is a global professional membership body, and a cultural organisation, driving excellence in architecture.

Salary: Dependent on experience

Location: London

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week) 12 month fixed term contract 

Our Director of Governance and Legal Affairs provides leadership on a broad range of governance and legal affairs.

The RIBA has a unique constitution and a key element of your role is to interpret and advise on all related matters. This means providing support to the President, Chair of the Board, Honorary Secretary, CEO and others as well as overseeing election processes and managing documentation for the Council and Board.  Ensuring all parties operate within the RIBA Constitution and promoting a culture of governance awareness and compliance are key to this role.

You will work closely with our executive and non-executive teams and with a range of internal stakeholders including Finance, Procurement and HR. You will provide legal advice and guidance in relation to procurement, compliance, employment and other matters as well as overseeing our trademark portfolio and defending pre-action process and litigation against the RIBA.  You will also manage a small team including the supervision of a Paralegal, supporting her development to become an accredited solicitor.

You are a qualified solicitor and ideally have experience within a similar role in a membership or trade body, governed by a Royal Charter.  You have strong stakeholder management and relationship building skills and the ability to provide advice and guidance on a wide range of issues to a diverse audience.

The RIBA offers employees a range of staff benefits including 26.5 days of annual leave + half-day for Christmas shopping, paid closure between Christmas & New Year, season ticket loan and generous pension scheme. For more details on our benefits click here

If you would like to apply for the position, please submit your CV and covering letter using the form below. Additionally, please ensure that you complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form which will be submitted separately from your application

Please read job description: Director of Governance and Legal Affairs

Closing date: 25 October 2020

Interview dates: w/c 26 October 2020

The RIBA is a progressive employer, committed to developing a diverse workforce.  We encourage applications from all sections of society and welcome requests for flexible working across our organisation.

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