Legal and Governance Coordinator

We have an opportunity for a Legal and Governance Coordinator to join our Regulatory and Legal team in this newly created position.

We have a number of family-friendly policies and the opportunity for work-life balance and support this with a number of and benefits including a flexible working policy for those who may wish to apply to amend their working pattern or arrangement

About the role:

As Legal and Governance Coordinator you will be a key point of contact and deliver full administrative support to the Legal and Governance (LeGo) team, alongside high-level executive support to the General Counsel.

You will also;

Drive significant change across the Legal & Governance (LeGo) team by providing end-to-end management of projects and programmes designed to enable the team to deliver on our strategic goals:
Reduce risk exposure for the Institute
Increase standardisation, team efficiency and process improvements

About you:

You will be an excellent communicator with an eye for detail with experience in providing administrative support within a legal, regulatory and/or governance function.

Essential Skills:

Experience of planning and managing end to end projects relating to process improvements, particularly in the context of legal, research governance and corp. governance teams
An understanding of project methodologies
Enthusiasm for the Institute’s charitable mission in scientific research
Substantial experience of providing administrative and general support in a legal and/or governance context within a complex and dynamic setting
Commercially and financially aware
Strong communicator with a demonstrable ability to present ideas in an articulate way
“Can-do” attitude focussed on looking for solutions
Demonstrable ability to think creatively and problem-solve administrative issues
Strong team-player with a track record of working collaboratively across a varied team
Ability to work well with a wide range of people (from scientists and academics to finance and operational professionals)
Positive, open-minded with a flexible approach

Other information:

Whilst the developments around COVID-19 continue to evolve, the Wellcome Genome Campus is closed for all but essential functions and facilities.

People remain at the centre of everything that we do and the majority of our staff are now working remotely to ensure continuity of operations, making use of remote communication and collaboration tools.

Interviews will be taking place virtually and the successful candidate should expect to be fully supported through remote on-boarding and working from home until the Campus re-opens to all staff. This approach may vary for individuals located overseas and/or where a visa is required and starting will be based on a number of factors, we will be able to provide specialist advice to those affected candidates

About Us:

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world leading genomics research centre. Our findings are used to improve health and to understand life on Earth.

Our benefits:

There’s an attractive benefits package on offer at the Wellcome Genome Campus. We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.
As well as the usual benefits you would expect, we go much further:

25 days annual leave (extra 1 day to a maximum of 30 days for every year you work)
Auto-enrolment into a generous Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, with enhanced company contribution (for more information, see our Pensions page)
Up to 2 days annual paid volunteering leave
Up to 10 days paid Emergency Carers Leave per year
Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, an on-site Workplace Nursery salary Sacrifice Schemes for pre-school children and Summer holiday club
Life Assurance is accessible on day 1 for all
Group Income Protection Scheme (if on a contract exceeding 12 months)
Enhanced maternity leave and parental leave
Access to substantial number of courses and training events onsite
Private Healthcare Scheme
Eyecare and Dental payment plans
Concessions and discounts from our corporate perks site

Being part of the Wellcome Genome Campus you will be part of the beautiful working environment with an impressive range of benefits, services and facilities also including:

Free bus service to and from Campus, covering various routes around Cambridge, Saffron Walden and surrounding villages
A car-share initiative
Free parking
A number of on-site venues where you can meet, eat and socialise with colleagues
A thriving Sports and Social Club which provides members with subsidised access to a gym, tennis courts, sports hall, fitness classes and a vibrant social calendar of events

In 2020 we were awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award. We will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.

Application Instructions: 

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Application Closing Date: 
14 March