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The role

The Save the Children International legal team is looking to hire two lawyers, each on a fixed-term (12-months) basis for maternity covers, commencing September/October 2019.
As a team of 12 lawyers, we support a large international charity, which works on the ground in over 120 countries to help children affected by crises, as well as those that need better healthcare, education and child protection.  In 2017 alone, Save the Children’s combined revenues amounted to more than US $2.2 billion. 
This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is already in the sector or is looking to transfer from either in-house or private practice roles, to do interesting, challenging and meaningful work as part of a dynamic, fast-paced legal team, during the year of our centenary.
One of the successful candidates will join the international programming arm of the legal team, supporting SCI’s international operations in a corporate/commercial legal capacity.  This will include supporting SCI’s country offices in one or more regions in a wide range of legal queries (including in corporate and contractual matters and in areas such as programming, humanitarian emergency responses, procurement, awards, finance, HR), providing legal advice at HQ level to senior stakeholders on SCI’s central operations in matters of global scope and taking the lead on managing certain contractual and legal risk-related projects. The other successful candidate will join the compliance arm of the legal team. In this legal compliance-focused role, the candidate will be part of a team of four lawyers, contributing to, and where appropriate, leading on the development and management of legal, regulatory and compliance processes and risks at SCI.  This will include providing strategic legal advice to the wider organisation including to senior stakeholders, on fraud, terrorism financing, bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions, export controls, data protection, modern slavery and other applicable regulatory regimes, as well as Charity Commission reporting on a range of serious incidents.
These are both complex, interesting roles, involving engagement with a variety of functions and stakeholders within Save the Children globally.
The Person

For both roles you will need to be a lawyer or barrister qualified in England and Wales or a common law jurisdiction, with at least 4 years of PQE experience.  On a personal level you will be culturally aware, a strong team player and have a demonstrable interest in the sector.
The salary offered is in line with the sector benchmark, in the range of £50k - £57k depending on level of seniority, and includes a company pension scheme and 30 days’ annual leave.  
Both roles will be based in Central London and are available on a full-time basis. Senior lawyers with corporate or compliance/regulatory experience looking for part-time opportunities (2-4 days a week) are also encouraged to apply.
The organisation

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:• No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
• All children learn from a quality basic education
• Violence against children is no longer tolerated
Application information

A copy of the full role profile for each role can be found at
We need to keep children, vulnerable adults and our staff safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of these individuals from abuse.
Please apply in English using your CV and include a cover letter as one document.  Interviews are currently on-going for these roles.

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4 Jul 2019

22 Sep 2019 - 22:59 UTC

London, United Kingdom


Fixed-term contract


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