HCR Law Events

18 November 2020

Solicitor – Wye Valley – Commercial (Education) 0-4 yr PQE


This is a fantastic time to be joining Harrison Clark Rickerbys. Having grown exponentially over the last few years, we are now more than 500 strong with 9 offices across the UK.

Based in our Wye Valley office you will be working in the Education Team supporting a partner providing legal advice mainly to schools and other education institutions.  This is a unique role for a candidate with a passion for working in this niche sector and who has a keen interest in public policy.

We are looking for confident, self-motivating candidates who have education/charity law experience or who have a background in commercial law that will allow you to engage in a wide variety of work.  This may cover academy conversions; commercial contracts; parental complaints; drafting school policies and dealing with Ofsted challenges. In addition you will be carrying out marketing work where required and supporting the wider Education team. The ideal candidate will have a commercial law background or charity/public sector experience.

You will be responsible for:

  • Advise on a range of commercial law issues across the education sector
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and schools to provide pragmatic legal advice
  • Develop and maintain knowledge on legal issues specifically affecting the Education sector, working collaboratively with colleagues across the team to share knowledge.
  • Create a work in progress priority system to prioritise tasks and general caseload
  • Regular liaison with clients in order to keep transactions on schedule
  • Attend regular sector-wide training sessions to increase knowledge
  • Ensure all work complies with risk management policies and procedures, in line with Data Protection regulations.
  • Support wider marketing and business development opportunities.

You will need:

  • At least up to 1 years PQE
  • Able to work collaboratively with colleagues and successfully manage client relationships
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Demonstrate teamwork and relationship building skills
  • Strong commercial acumen and a passion for the education sector
  • Ambitious and organised with a keen eye for detail
  • Ability to use own initiative to manage own caseload of files
  • Confident, pro-active manner with excellent telephone skills
  • Client service focussed
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment


  • Salary: Competitive
  • Working Hours : Monday to Friday 9-5PM
  • Location: Wye Valley
  • Duration: Permanent

Benefits of working with us:

  • Scottish Widows Pension Scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave (plus public holidays) and 2 additional days for Christmas
  • Happy People / Perks at Work benefits portal
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • 1/3 gym membership contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Flu vaccinations

If you are interested in the above role please click apply


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