Legal Lead

Legal Lead

Ongoing role
J97387
At a glance

Skills

  • Legal

Where

Edinburgh, EH2 4AN
Remote opportunity

Time

Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week

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The International Association for Democracy (IAD) is looking for a Legal Lead to manage and coordinate the activites of our Legal team!

What will you be doing?

The International Association for Democracy (IAD) is an NGO that works to defend and advance democracy around the globe. We link people with their governments and lobby governments to promote, strengthen and safeguard democratic institutions, processes, norms and values at home and abroad. We also work towards raising public awareness about the current state of democracy around the world and what should be done to better defend and promote democracy. 

 

IAD is looking for a Legal Lead to manage and coordinate the activities of our Legal team, as well as provide legal advice to IAD’s senior management and to the organisation as well as oversee legal processes. This role is expected to take 3-5 hours per week.

 

Objectives of this Role

  • Manage and coordinate the activities of IAD’s Legal team
  • Provide legal opinion and research as required
  • Continuously monitor compliance with legal obligation and advise management accordingly
  • Identify legal risks and ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken
  • Review and draft contracts and agreements
  • Assess periodically the organisation’s need for particular legal skills in-house
  • Ensure consistent procedures and communication processes are in place to establish goals, clarify responsibilities, engage team members of the Legal team, utilise their strengths, share feedback and adjust plans

What are we looking for?

Skills and Qualifications

  • Passion for promoting democracy, rule of law and human rights as well as IAD’s mission
  • Knowledge of law and legal issues in Scotland/UK
  • Good planning and organisational skills and a proven ability to delicately solve sensitive matters
  • Ability to adjust quickly to change
  • Basic understanding of Google Workspace and collaboration tools on Google Docs
  • Track record of providing accurate and effective legal counsel
  • Previous experience of providing legal advice to a charity
  • Knowledge of the legal context in the EU

What difference will you make?

Only with the support of volunteers like YOU can our charity continue to grow and advance the cause of democracy and democratic values, institutions and norms. Join IAD and play an important role in our future!

Causes
  • Human rights
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    The International Association for Democracy (IAD) is an NGO that works to defend and advance democracy around the globe.

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