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Legal and Governance Director and Company Secretary

  • Location: East Midlands
  • Organisation: England Golf
  • Salary: Competitive with benefits
  • Contract: Full Time, permanent
  • Closing Date: 11 July 2024 | HR & Legal

Benefits: 36 days leave (includes company days), Private healthcare, health cash plan, life assurance, golf benefits, discounts, enhanced family policies, and hybrid working. England Golf has appointed Hays Legal to secure a Legal and Governance Director and Company Secretary.

About the Role

Reporting to the CEO, this appointment to the senior leadership team would suit an experienced lawyer (8 years+) with an in-house or private practice background, to be the legal expert and trusted advisor to England Golf.

Interest is welcomed from those with commercial litigation/regulatory backgrounds as well as the more typical commercial or corporate background.

You will be the first point of contact for all legal matters, finding commercial solutions and having a results-orientated approach. You will also manage the legal and governance team. The role of Legal and Governance Director reports to the Chief Executive and will need to have an understanding of commercial contracts, regulatory frameworks, risk management and litigation

The role also advises on IP, GDPR and data protection along with property matters, and will be supported by external counsel. The main purpose of the role is to ensure that the highest standards of legal and safeguarding are achieved and maintained, including legal contracts, compliance and disciplinary matters and all reasonable and appropriate governance support to golf facilities and county bodies is provided.

This is a full-time position based at the National Golf Centre, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.

Further Information

We offer a hybrid working arrangement following our onboarding process. If you are interested in applying please contact Adele Callaghan, Senior Business Director, Legal on Tel: 0113 200 3717 or adele.callaghan@hays.com to discuss your interest further. You can download the full role description on the England Golf website. As the national governing body for amateur golf, we work at the heart of golf in England, supporting and empowering a thriving community of players, counties and clubs to get the most out of the game we love. We value being Inclusive, Honest, Responsible, Excellent and Supportive.

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