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MSA seeks Assistant Legal Officer

Assistant Legal Officer
(Solicitor or Barrister)
c£30,500 - £40,500 plus benefits
Heathrow Area, London

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is the national governing body of four-wheel motor sport in the UK, responsible for its regulation, administration, development and promotion.  It is a member of the world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), and holds a seat on the World Motor Sport Council.

The MSA is a not-for-profit organisation (limited by guarantee) comprising almost 750 affiliated motor clubs.  It represents 30,000 competition licence holders and 10,000 volunteer marshals and officials, and issues permits for 5,000 motor sport events every year.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified solicitor or barrister to work within the Legal and Governance Department of the Motor Sports Association, reporting to the Legal and Governance Director.

The main responsibilities of the post will be to:

  • Review and provide legal advice as necessary on tenders, contracts and championships
  • Act as the prosecutor to the Motor Sports Council National Court (including all case preparation)
  • Act as Company Secretary to subsidiary companies
  • Advise generally on legal issues which arise around the operations of the MSA
  • Manage enquires from licence holders and their legal advisers.

Person specification:

  • A Solicitor or Barrister with a minimum of 3 years PQE
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to liaise with colleagues and external stakeholders in a UK wide organisation
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage conflicting deadlines and priorities
  • Excellent IT skills including word processing, spread-sheets, use of databases to process information, and electronic communications
  • Preferably with previous prosecution and/or commercial experience.

The successful candidate will be required to obtain a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Further information about DBS checks can be found at https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

Please apply, enclosing a copy of your CV, to Sheila.barter@msauk.org or:

Sheila Barter
Executive Office Services Manager
Motor Sports House
Riverside Park
Colnbrook
SL3 0HG

  • Closing date: 12pm, Friday 1 November 2013.
  • If you wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Robert Jones, Legal & Governance Director on 01753 765 000.
  • The MSA is an equal opportunities organisation which welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
  • No Agencies please.