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Senior Lawyer (BBC Children in Need)

Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need are currently looking for a Senior Lawyer for a 12-16 month Fixed-Term Contract. You will be working alongside BBC Children in Need’s two current Senior Lawyers in a period of handover with specific projects to lead, before then taking over maternity cover for one of the roles. 

The role will be based in Salford, with occasional travel to London.

Role Responsibility

As a Senior Lawyer for BBC Children in Need, you will work alongside the existing team to establish more formalised and streamlined processes, as well as coordinating and supporting all legal activity for the charity including advising on a broad range of commercial, IP, impact, outsourcing and charity law issues.

You will play a key role within the BBC Children in Need Legal team - providing expert legal support to major charity projects.

Please see below for a full description and breakdown of the role.

Are you the right candidate?


  • Fully qualified lawyer or legal executive (5 years PQE plus) with substantial experience in commercial and IP gained within a leading law firm and/or specialist team. 
  • Commercially aware with an understanding of the issues affecting the charity sector.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • A track record of providing proactive, expert, timely and authoritative legal advice and liaising with and managing different stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to clarify complex issues and concepts for non-lawyers.
  • Ability to work supportively as a team member and to build and manage relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to manage diverse work-streams and to apply complex analytical and problem solving skills under pressure.
  • Shows initiative, commitment and flexibility when faced with obstacles.
  • Motivated to develop themselves and to contribute to knowledge sharing across the team


  • Experience of charity law and regulation.
  • Experience of data protection.
  • Experience of working in-house.

Package Description

Band: E
Contract Type: 12-16 Month Fixed-Term Contract
Location: UK - Flexible

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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