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UCU offers a range of benefits including good working hours, generous annual leave entitlement and membership of a pension scheme. UCU is committed to equality of opportunity. Applications from suitable people with a disability are welcome. London-based employees receive a London allowance. 

Current vacancies

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If you have a disability and would like any help completing your application, or if you need an application pack, in a different format, please contact the personnel department on 020 7756 2558 or email recruitment@ucu.org.uk.

Please note that CVs in isolation are not accepted.

Current vacancies

Head of Legal Services

(Competitive salary)

Based at our London head office, your main duties will be to deliver the full range of legal services, including oversight and management of members' casework; acting as legal adviser on corporate and industrial matters and developing and delivering UCU's data protection strategy and policy. You will identify and lead on strategic casework. There is a small team to manage.

As a qualified solicitor, with 5 years' experience in employment law (including discrimination, TUPE, equal pay and litigation), you will have significant experience of working in a politicised environment in a trade union context. You will also need to have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to lead and develop individuals.

To apply, please download an application pack below or email recruitment@ucu.org.uk or call our recruitment line on 020 7756 2558 (24 hours) quoting job reference HS1.

Application pack Head of Legal Services (HS1) [277kb]

Closing date for applications: 25 February 2020 at 10am

Interview date: 16 March 2020