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Job listing closed on 8 Feb 2024
25 Jan 2024

Legal Advisor

🇬🇧 Liverpool, UK
Full Time
2+ years exp.

Who are we:Everton Football Club is one of world sport's most respected and revered names - a by-word for innovation and professionalism during the course of a glittering history that spans three centuries.

One of the 12 founder members of the Football League, Everton has played more games in English football's top flight than any other club.

While rightly proud of our rich past, and Goodison Park, our home of more than 130 years, we are now setting our sights on an exciting future at a state-of-the-art new stadium currently being constructed on the banks of the iconic River Mersey.

In doing so, we remain committed to developing and supporting teams across our men’s, women’s and Academy set-ups that inspire and compete at the highest level of the game.

Our values underpin how we behave, how we represent our club in our city and across the world of football, and how we look after one another and our community. They provide a framework for how we work and engage with partners, suppliers and, most importantly, our fans.

About the Opportunity: We have an exciting and unique opportunity for a Legal Advisor to join our Legal department on a permanent basis. Reporting into our Head of Legal and working alongside another Legal Advisor, the successful candidate will provide a high-quality legal service across key areas of responsibility within the Everton Family to include:

  • Corporate and Charity Governance

  • Company Compliance

  • Football Governance (First Team, Women and Academy)

  • Commercial

  • Dispute Resolution

  • Procurement

  • New Stadium Project

  • Everton in the Community

  • Everton Free School and Football College

You will work proactively and develop effective working relationships with key Club stakeholders, both internally and externally, with a focus upon providing high quality, strategic and proactive legal advice and be a key part in the development and implementation of the Legal Teams strategy.

Who are we looking for: We are looking for someone who has no less than 2 years PQE, gained from working within a leading national or international law firm, or equivalent in-house department. You must be qualified to practice law in England and Wales.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a very high standard of written English as well as professional communication skills, the ability to remain calm and provide high quality legal advice under pressure, personal integrity and commitment to providing sound and impartial legal advice to stakeholders which is always in the best interests of the Club.

The team is based at the iconic Royal Liver Building, and we are currently working on a hybrid approach (three days in the office, two days working from home).

The closing date of this advert is Wednesday 7th February 2024.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive a substation amount of applications.

Everton Family Safer Recruitment Practices    

The Everton Family is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.    

As a requirement of our safer recruitment practices, this role will require an Enhanced DBS check or evidence that you are subscribed to the DBS Update Service information of which can be found here     

This role is subject to both evidence and verification of relevant qualifications including proof of eligibility to work in the UK which will be discussed with you if your application is successful.     

Equity & Inclusion

Everton is committed to ensuring everyone is respected, celebrated, and empowered for who they are, regardless of their identity. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, those who identify as female and those from racially diverse communities. We are dedicated to supporting the physical and mental/emotional wellbeing of all our people. Should you have a disability or long-term health condition and require reasonable adjustments to be made to the application/interview/onboarding process, please let us know by contacting the Talent Acquisition Team via email - [email protected]

To support our pledge to diversify our organisation and through our commitment to the FA’s Football Leadership Diversity Code, Everton welcomes applications from people of all walks of life. As part of our commitment to Disability, Inclusion and Accessibility we are more than happy to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process should you require.