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Legal And Contracts Assistant

Company: Jisc    Location: Bristol
About us
Jisc is helping to ensure the UK remains at the forefront of innovation within UK education and research by mobilising the very best people and technologies in the application of digital thinking, digital content and connectivity.
Its our vision to enable the UK to become the most digitally-advanced education and research nation in the world. Its a bold statement, but one that were determined to fulfil. About the role
We have a fantastic legal and contracts team who provide in-house legal advice and assistance to all divisions of Jisc (and its subsidiaries) aligned with the companys business strategy. Our legal and contracts team is committed to working in trusted partnership with all business areas of Jisc to deliver commercially focused legal advice in respect of its activities and initiatives.
You will provide additional resource to assist with preparations for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect on 25 May 2018. GDPR introduces new requirements for businesses in respect of data processing including the requirement for GDPR compliant terms to be incorporated into all existing and new contracts where data processing is taking place. The role reports to the group general counsel and will provide support to the legal team on GDPR project work as required.
About you

Were looking for someone with:
A qualifying law degree (2:1) followed by the legal practice course (LPC); or non-law degree (2:1) followed by common professional examination (CPE); or graduate diploma in law (GDL) conversion course followed by the LPC
Ideally you will have commercial law experience including drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements, however this is not essential
Relevant legal knowledge of technology law including digital media, data and IT contracts

You will be responsible for:
Reviewing and analysing Jiscs existing contracts with third parties to determine the level of data processing involved
Determining the contract amendments to be incorporated into each contract with a third party according to Jiscs GDPR risk categorisation and consistent with Jiscs GDPR contract process guidance and related documentation
Drafting side letters and variation agreements based on Jiscs GDPR contract templates to incorporate GDPR compliant terms tailored to the specific contract and its risk profile
Negotiating and concluding the remediation of amended contracts with third parties through side letters or contract amendments
Preparing a robust audit trail of all contract identification and remediation work carried out up to final electronic signature
Reporting on a weekly basis to the group general counsel on the status of all GDPR audit and contract remediation work in progress and completed Benefits
25 days annual leave, plus three extra days for our Christmas closure, in addition to eight bank holidays
Our generous USS contributory pension scheme (8% employee and 18% employer contribution)
Competitive maternity, adoption and paternity arrangements
Death-in-service benefit of three times salary
Several staff schemes including season ticket loans, childcare vouchers, cycle-to-work, eye care, employee assistance
Opportunity for performance-related pay progression
IT discounts with selected suppliers
Difference is good and here at Jisc we want to celebrate it. So regardless of your background or personal characteristics, if you are great at what you do, we want to hear from you. Location
This role will be based in Bristol.
Jisc is a geographically-distributed organisation and travel across the UK with occasional overnight stays will be required. How to apply
Apply today by sending your CV to and well come back to you with some further details.
Email us your CV
Appointment will be made subject to receipt of satisfactory references and confirmation of right to work.
No agencies please.
This job advert will close once the right candidate has been found. So, if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.
Jisc is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the population.

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