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Team Co-ordinator and Paralegal: Legal and Donor Compliance Team

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from Marie Stopes International
Closing date: 04 Mar 2019

About Us:

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a global organisation providing personalised contraception and safe abortion services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services we provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she’s free to pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.

The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: The prevention of unwanted births and its mission of ensuring an individual’s right to: children by choice, not chance

The Role:

The Legal and Donor Compliance Team is looking for a paralegal with excellent computer skills, heaps of initiave, and a passion for MSI’s mission. The role involves providing a high-level of legal and administrative support to the Team. MSI is fast-paced and very international: the incumbent will have an interesting and varied workload, and lots of responsibility. On a day-to-day basis, they can expect to liaise with all parts of the business, including its overseas programmes, as well as other members of the Team.

About you

To succeed in this role, you must have:

  • Excellent computer skills – must be highly proficient at Word, Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint (essential)
  • Fast copy typing skills (60 wpm) (essential)
  • Substantial experience producing and formatting legal documents, excel spreadsheets and powerpoints (essential)
  • Excellent organisational skills (essential)
  • Excellent oral communication skills (essential)
  • Excellent grammer and spelling (essential)
  • Ability to prioritise (essential)
  • Exposure to company secretarial/governance issues (desirable)
  • Paralegal experience (desirable)
  • Experience working in an international environment or with people in developing countries (desirable)
  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector (desirable)
  • Experience working for a busy legal department (whether in an organisation or a law firm) in a paralegal, secretarial or administrative role (desirable)
  • Degree, OR company secretarial qualification, OR recognised legal secretarial qualilfication
  • Pro-choice (essential)
  • Team player (essential)
  • Commercially aware (essential)
  • Culturally sensitive (essential)
  • Professional (essential)
  • Good attendance record (essential)
  • Able to work under pressure (essential)
  • Positive attitude (essential)
  • Proactive (essential)
  • Sense of humour (essential)

For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.

In addition, you will be pro-choice

Location: London, W1T

Closing date: 4th March 2019 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.**

Salary: £27-31,000 (dependant on experience)

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.

How to apply:

Please apply through our career website: https://careers.mariestopes.org/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=32608