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Associate- Charities & Social Enterprise

Hempsons LLP
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
Full time
17 days ago

About Hempsons

With 250 staff and lawyers working across five offices nationwide, Hempsons is a leading law firm for the health and social care, charity, and social enterprise sectors.

We help our clients tackle a constantly changing array of opportunities and challenges – never more so than now.

Our aim is to provide outstanding legal services that deliver the best possible client outcomes whilst nurturing a culture that makes us a "great place to work".

The Role

We are looking for ambitious specialist charity lawyers looking to develop their careers within a busy national Charity and Social Enterprise Team. Candidates must have specialist experience in charity and company law. Experience advising the corporate regulation of social enterprises, e.g., community interest companies, would also be beneficial.

Our services extend beyond charities to advising a wide range of organisations with different legal structures working to deliver social good. An example of our range is advising on the set up of staff led mutuals to take on the supply of public sector services.

We work closely with sector umbrella bodies, e.g ACEVO, Charity Finance Group and Social Enterprise UK, and you would be expected to work with our Team to contribute ideas for supporting their members and to be actively involved in carrying them through.

Enthusiasm for the sector, and a desire to develop the legal services it needs, are key so that Hempsons offers the best support for charities and social enterprises as they meet the double whammy of pressure on resources and massive growth in demand

This role can be based in any of our offices as follows; London, Southampton, Manchester, Harrogate or Newcastle.

Skills and Competencies

You will have:

•           3+ years’ specialist experience in Charity and Company law

•           (preferable) experience advising on regulation of social enterprises, e.g. community interest companies

•           (for those with 5+ years’ specialist experience in Charity law) strong business development focus with evidence of business growth;

•           A self-motivator who generates business ideas;

•           Experience of contractual drafting.

•           A strong teamwork ethos: we work with colleagues across all five offices.

•           Excellent organisational skills and an appreciation of the need to comply with internal and client data security guidelines

What can we offer you?

Our benefits package is designed to enable all of our colleagues to thrive in an inclusive and supportive environment. These benefits range from private health insurance, life assurance & critical illness cover protection to season ticket loans, cycle-to-work scheme and much more. 

Hempsons is an equal opportunities employer

Hempsons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and to encouraging diversity through recruitment. Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and decisions to progress will be made with reference to entirely objective criteria only.

Hempsons is an agile firm and is open to discussions over flexible/hybrid working

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