City of London – Principal Lawyer (Charity)

Posted on 14th February 2022
Type Full Time
Specialism Public Sector Law, Trusts / Investments / Funds, Wills & Probate
Location City of London
Deadline 3rd March 2022

Job Description

Apply here by 14 March 2022

Principal Lawyer (Charity)

Comptroller and City Solicitor’s Department

£49,810-£56,690 per annum inclusive of Inner London Weighting. A Market Forces Supplement of £9,480 per annum is paid in addition to the annual salary (which may be withdrawn, reduced or increased during the year)

Permanent, Full-time

The Role
The City of London Corporation is the ancient civic authority for the Square Mile. They are a complex and unusual organisation. The City of London Corporation carry out usual functions of a local authority within the City of London, but they also have important wider responsibilities for areas you might not associate with us – the Barbican Centre, the City of London Police, and wholesale markets such as Smithfield. They are also the charity trustee of 10 open spaces charities, including Epping Forest (232990) and Hampstead Heath (803392). The City of London Corporation are also the charity trustee for the ancient charity, Bridge House Estates (1035628), which – owns and maintains five Thames bridges (including London, Southwark, Blackfriars, Tower and Millennium Bridges); distributes significant grant funding in London in the name of ‘City Bridge Trust’; and administers a substantial London-based commercial investment property portfolio for the charity’s benefit.

They are seeking to recruit a Principal Lawyer (Charity) who can demonstrate legal, technical, and professional skills and experience in property and charity law to advise on a complex and varied workload in the administration of the open spaces charities and Bridge House Estates, including investigations, transactions and projects. This will require strong research, analytical and interpretative skills relating to historic charity governing documents, including legislation; as well as excellent time-management, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to deliver legal services as part of multi-disciplinary professional teams.

Applicants will be solicitors, barristers or FILEX/CILEX members with at least five years post qualification experience with experience of charity and property law and advising charities holding historic endowment property.

If you would like further information or an informal discussion, please contact Anne Pietsch on

Closing date for completed applications is 3 March 2022.

Interview date: w/c 17 March 2022.

To apply online, please visit

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number COM122. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Apply here by 14 March 2022

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