Paralegal/Team Co-Ordinator

United Kingdom - London (Global Support Office)

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About Us:

At Marie Stopes International we are unapologetically pro-choice. We believe that every woman has the right to make choices about her own body and her own future. As one of the world’s leading providers of contraception and safe abortion care, we give women the means to do so. Our team members, working across 37 countries, provide high quality, safe services to women, when and where they need them. Because when a woman can determine her own future, she can contribute to creating a better, more sustainable future for everyone.

The role

The Legal and Donor Compliance Team is looking for a paralegal with excellent computer skills, heaps of initiative, 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.
  • Fast copy typing skills (60 wpm).
  • Substantial experience producing and formatting legal documents, excel spreadsheets and PowerPoints (essential)
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Excellent grammar and spelling.
  • Ability to prioritise.
  • Exposure to company secretarial/governance issues.
  • Paralegal experience.
  • Experience working in an international environment or with people in developing countries.
  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Experience working for a busy legal department (whether in an organisation or a law firm) in a paralegal, secretarial or administrative role.

Interested? For more information about the role, please view the job description and person specification on our website.

Location: London, W1

Full time: 35 hours per week

Salary: Competitive + Benefits

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 7th August 2020 (midnight GMT+1). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

For internal staff applying from an MSI country programme, the role will be positioned within the existing salary structure of the country. Local terms and conditions of the country will apply.

MSI is committed to creating an inclusive environment with a workforce which is representative of the communities we serve. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and give equal consideration to all qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. MSI is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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.

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