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Charities Legal Director

£75000 - £90000 per annum

Managing this Role


Joey Medway

Headhunter - North West & Yorkshire
0203 865 2113

Join this forward-thinking Top 100 Firm and take the lead on a wealth of engaging & complex Charities matters, with a clear pathway to progress towards partnership.

This award-winning, Top 100 Firm have reinforced their heavyweight status through their innovative and results-driven approach, earning them high regard in the Legal 500 across numerous departments.

Additionally, their investment in employees is second to none. Organic growth, through nurturing and developing talent, has allowed many individuals to progress through the ranks towards partnership. This, alongside the number of strategic hires made over the last 24 months, has provided for a well-balanced, diverse culture with the resources and infrastructure to deal with a complex range of legal needs.

It is clear that their notable strength, entrepreneurial organisation and ever-growing presence have earned them a seat to compete in the market amongst national and international practices.

The Role:

  • This is a standout opportunity for a Charities Legal Director to join the firm's dynamic office in Leeds, with hybrid working in place
  • You will advise a broad range of charities and social enterprises, from community interest companies and not-for-profits to incorporated & unincorporated charities and charitable organisations
  • As such, you will manage a diverse caseload covering all aspects of charities matters, including governance & compliance issues, fundraising, mergers, employment, joint working, commercial structures and property matters
  • As a Legal Director, you will also drive the development of the department, supporting the junior members of the Charities team, with investment from the firm to progress on a clear route to partnership
  • The department are succession planning and keen to find their next generation of senior lawyers, making you an integral part of the growth plan

The Ideal Candidate:

  • An experienced Charities Solicitor with a minimum of 7 years PQE
  • Strong business development capabilities
  • First-class communication and an entrepreneurial flair


  • Competitive salary above the market rate
  • Hybrid working - 2/3 day working week split
  • Extensive benefits package

This is a highly rewarding opportunity for a Charities Legal Director to join the firm's vibrant office in Leeds.

Apply now for immediate consideration, or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.