Paralegal

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  • Remuneration£35,000-40,000 plus excellent benefits
  • LocationLondon
  • Education LevelUndergraduate degree and a paralegal diploma or postgraduate qualification in law
  • DeadlineDecember 17, 2021

Job Description

GIF seeks to hire a Paralegal based in GIF’s London office to join the Legal team. The Paralegal will report to the Legal Counsel and Assistant Company Secretary, who will oversee his or her work.

Additional Information

This role will be based in our London office. Any job offer made will be subject to the successful candidate having the authorisation to work in the UK prior to commencing work at GIF. Competitive salary on offer plus excellent suite of benefits including BUPA private medical insurance and company 10% contribution pension.

Requirements

  • • Two-plus years of relevant experience, including in law firms, venture capital, private equity, impact investing, not-for-profits, social enterprises, government or international development
  • • Undergraduate degree in law or a social science and a paralegal diploma or postgraduate qualification in law
  • • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • • Exceptional written communication skills are essential
  • • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to synthesise large quantities of unfamiliar information in writing
  • • Outstanding organisation skills and discipline
  • • Self-initiator, with ability to work and succeed in a fast-paced, small-entity environment
  • • Ability to interact effectively and harmoniously with others, including developing working relationships with colleagues from all parts of the organisation
  • • A strong commitment to GIF’s mission and evidence of engagement in the areas of social innovation and international development
  • • Resilience, grit and determination to succeed
  • • Passion, humility, integrity, team player, and a spirited sense of humour

Duties & Responsibilities

As a member of the Legal team, responsibilities will include:

• Supporting a small team of legal professionals to deliver solution-oriented legal advice to the GIF team
• Owning the secretariat function of investment committees, including:
○ managing calendar invitations;
○ attending meetings about potential grants and investments and taking high quality minutes on a variety of complex topics;
○ maintaining the records of the committees in a thorough and orderly manner,
• Drafting various contractual and governance documents, including grant amendments, waiver letters, board and membership resolutions, and policies and arranging execution
• Assisting with corporate and charity governance matters relating to both GIF and its subsidiaries
• Maintaining GIF’s contract file and register, policy renewals register and register of nominee directors
• Conducting research tasks and recommending practical solutions
• Using programmes such as the Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce, and DocuSign

GIF is a dynamic and rapidly growing organisation; the Paralegal will be expected to adapt quickly to the needs of the organisation and could have a range of other duties as assigned.