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Head of Legal and Compliance

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The Head of Legal and Compliance provides a leadership role at Diabetes UK, protecting and advancing its charitable and business objectives through the provision of high quality, professional legal advice, support and representation across the full spectrum of its activities. This is a high profile, integral role with the opportunity to influence and provide support across the organisation at all levels including key parts of our new strategy, A Generation to End the Harm.

Part-time hours will be considered for this role.

Interview Date: W/C 27 January 2020

Role Responsibility

The role is the sponsor for our Taking Care of Personal Data project, which will ensure that Diabetes UK has in place appropriate policies, culture and processes to improve engagement, trust and transparency in the way Diabetes UK uses personal data. The Head of Legal and Compliance is also the nominated Data Protection Officer, leads the Information Governance and Legal teams and chairs the Information Governance Management Group.

Responsibilities include the provision of high quality legal advice, guidance and representation, negotiating contracts, providing training to upskill colleagues, effectively managing legal risk and ensuring the organisation remains compliant with regulation.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this role has a wide range of experience in commercial law including practical experience of charity law.

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,500 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan (on completion of your probation period)
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

Diabetes is the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time.  There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, and 1 million more with undiagnosed Type 2.

We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications.  We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes.  We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.

But there's more to do.  And you can be part of it.

We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.

We've recently been awarded a One Star Accreditation status by Best Companies.  And this year we were named 65th in the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. 

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  If you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

To learn more about the work we do - Click here

Diabetes UK

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