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Paralegal - 12 Months FTC

Posted: 12 Jan 2021 Closes: 26 Jan 2021
London Negotiable
Fixed term & Full time R-000152_1610444564

Wellcome is a politically and financially independent global charitable foundation, funded by a £26.8 billion investment portfolio.

Our strategy includes grant funding, advocacy campaigns and partnerships to find solutions for today's urgent health challenges.


Wellcome supports science to solve the urgent health challenges facing everyone.

We support discovery research into life, health and wellbeing, and we're taking on three worldwide health challenges: mental health, global heating and infectious diseases.

The Legal team is looking to recruit a Paralegal for a maternity cover.

You will also help with our legal work across Wellcome's wide-ranging charitable, operational and investment activities and help us manage our systems and processes.

The Paralegal will handle a wide range of tasks including:

  • Drafting and reviewing legal documents and working with Legal team members to provide advice to colleagues.

  • Working directly with colleagues outside the Legal team to ensure that standard templates are used correctly, acting as a first port of call for routine queries relating to contracting.

  • Assisting with preparing papers for board meetings.

  • Research and horizon-scanning into legal areas relevant to Wellcome's activities and supporting presentations and training within the Legal team and to the wider organisation.

  • Assisting in the development of template legal documents.

  • Project managing projects led by the Legal team.

  • Any other duties that may be required from time to time.

Experience & Skills:

  • Research, analysis, drafting, administrative and organisational skills;

  • Ability to right clear, precise and technical legal language; and to explain complex legal ideas to a non-legal audience;

  • Ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines;

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Education & Qualifications

  • Hold either a professional paralegal qualification (i.e. CILEx) or a good degree in English law or GDL (or equivalent).

If you are interested in the role, make sure when submitting your application, you attach your cover letter addressing your motivations and relevant skills for this role.

Salary: circa £32,000

Contract Type: FTC - 12 months

Advert closing date: Sunday, 24th of January 2021

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome. We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to make adjustments during the application process, please contact us at .

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