Job Title: General Counsel / Club Secretary

About The Yorkshire County Cricket Club

We are incredibly proud of our 160 years of history and heritage at The Yorkshire County Cricket Club. The extraordinary historical moments we have hosted here at Headingley, our decorated County Championship and women’s team, as well as producing the most cricketers to represent England has all established us as the most famous cricket club in the world.
The Club is committed to learning from its recent challenges and is continuing on its journey of to implement the change required to restor Yorkshire County Cricket Club to its rightful place as the beating heart of English cricket again. Our broad programme of transformation and improvement drives a positive future for the Club as it becomes a beacon of progress and a place for everyone, from all backgrounds. At the center of our transformation is our EDI Plan which can be accessed here. Equally important is our commitment to good governance, ensuring that the Club operates with high standards in accordance with applicable laws and regulations It is an exciting time to join The Yorkshire County Cricket Club and help create lasting change.

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced corporate /commercial lawyer, with 8+ years’ PQE experience to join Yorkshire County Cricket Club on a part-time one-year fixed term as the Club’s first in-house lawyer /Club Secretary reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.

The key expectation of the role is to manage club secretarial and governance matters for the Club and provide general in-house legal support. Previous experience of working in a fast paced in house role is highly preferable. The role would suit an intelligent all-rounder with solid foundations in corporate and commercial matters, a strong focus on secretarial matters and governance with experience in data privacy.

For more information, follow the link below for the full job description including selection criteria for the role

About You

We are looking for a proactive and talented individual with previous experience working on general company and commercial matters (including contract reviews) with demonstrable in-house skills and substantial corporate governance and corporate secretarial experience.

You will have excellent communication and IT skills and attention to detail. You will be proficient in preparing legal documents, presentations and should have prior experience in legal database management.

You will be an organised, diligent individual who is comfortable with multi-tasking and working in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment. You have the highest personal standards of integrity and judgement, be a proactive and pragmatic problem-solver and have a keen understanding of business with an ability to diagnose legal problems and present sensible solutions and alternatives.

You will be a team participant who is able to move beyond being just the lawyer to the team and work effectively across different and diverse teams. As a skilled relationship builder, you are one whose counsel and judgment is sought with strong commercial awareness and customer orientation.

To Apply

Please submit your application, including CV and covering letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria to [email protected].

The closing date for application is 10/02/2023. Interviews are likely to be held during the week commencing 20/02/2023
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is committed to recruiting ambitious, talented and diverse individuals who will be vital in enabling the club to set a new bar, making sure that the Club is an inclusive home for aspiring players of the future. We therefore encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We value diversity and acknowledge the underrepresentation of people from certain backgrounds, both within our organisation and across the sector. We particularly encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, and people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups; these are currently under-represented.

Should you have any questions regarding the vacancy, do not hesitate to get into contact with us at [email protected].

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