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The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Paralegal (Legal Compliance) in the UK (London or Remote) Save the Children International office.

Role Purpose:

We are recruiting a Paralegal to join our Legal Compliance Team, which forms part of the broader Legal Team in Save the Children International (SCI). . The role holder will be supporting a tight-knit team of five lawyers and one existing Paralegal, who lead the management of regulatory and other legal compliance matters in relation to SCI’s operations in over 50 countries worldwide. 

The position will primarily involve: (1) working with the senior lawyers in the team on reporting of serious incidents to our key regulator, the Charity Commission, as well as compliance reporting to the Board, Board Committees, auditors and law enforcement authorities, where required; (2) working with the senior lawyers in updating and managing the register of material claims commenced by or against SCI; (3) assisting senior lawyers manage export controls, sanctions, terrorist financing and other aid diversion and compliance risks across the various SCI country offices; and (4) providing paralegal support on other compliance projects led by the Legal Compliance team, including developing and updating policies; see further key areas of accountability, below. 

The role requires the candidate to regularly communicate with internal stakeholders across the organisation and undertake legal analysis.

This new vacancy offers an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to work in the growing area of compliance in the context of a global charity, while honing critical skills in assessing reporting requirements, drafting, and working with a variety of stakeholders in a number of different country offices and across a number of functions such as safeguarding, fraud, safety & security, all of whom work with the joint mission to ensure that SCI continues to deliver aid to children around the world.



  • Sound legal judgment and an appreciation of the risk appetite and profile of a global charity 
  • Good legal research and legal analysis skills
  • Ability to review and assimilate a large volume of information and draw out most relevant and important information
  • Understanding of the need for confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information and correspondence
  • Highly developed organisational skills with the ability to effectively prioritise and to work calmly and proactively when under pressure to achieve deadlines
  • Proven ability to liaise and communicate effectively with a broad range of people at all levels, across different cultures and to act with credibility, discretion, tact and diplomacy
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, fluent in English 
  • Highly competent in use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

We can offer circa £34,000 per annum (If based in the UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National Terms & Conditions (including pay and benefits) will apply.

This role can be based in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location for the duration of the contract.

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The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

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 and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A full copy of the role profile can be found available for download at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job Description

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20 Jun 2024

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