Principal/Senior Lawyer (Charity) – Public and Corporate Law

Posted on 17th July 2023
Type Full Time
Specialism Property, Public Law, Public Sector Law
Location Guildhall, City of London
Deadline 7th August 2023

Job Description

The City of London Corporation is the ancient civic authority for the Square Mile. We are a complex and unusual organisation. We carry out the usual functions of a local authority within the City of London, but we 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. We are also the charity trustee of 10 open spaces charities, including Epping Forest (232990) and Hampstead Heath (803392); as well as being 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), and inter alia administers a substantial London-based commercial investment property portfolio for the charity’s benefit.

We are seeking to recruit a Charity Lawyer who can demonstrate legal, technical and professional skills and experience in charity law (including charity property) 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.

We welcome applications both from recently qualified lawyers seeking to develop their careers in charity law:

Senior Lawyer (Grade E) £43,050 – £48,530 p.a. inclusive of London Weighting

A Market Forces Supplement of £3,680 also applies to this position.

From experienced charity lawyers (with knowledge of advising charities holding historic endowment property):

Principal Lawyer (Grade F) £52,300 – £59,390 p.a. inclusive of London Weighting

A Market Forces Supplement of £9,760 also applies to this position.

A Market Forces Supplement (MFS) on top of the annual salary may be withdrawn, reduced or increased during the year.

This is a full-time post, but where feasible applicants will be considered for the role on a part time basis.

Applicants will be solicitors, barristers or FILEX/CILEX members.

If you would like further information or an informal discussion, please contact Emily Rimington at

To apply online, please visit

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number OOLS0133. 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.


Closing date: 12 noon on 7 August 2023.


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