Remote legal counsel: up to 10 hours per week [company law, charity law] Educating Beyond Borders

  • Online/remote

Legal Counsel

Role description:
Educating Beyond Borders is going through an exciting period of growth and we’re looking for Legal Counsel to take our projects and our organisation to the next level and be part of creating change.
We’re looking for considerate and conscientious people who want to make a difference and share our passion for education.

About us:
At Educating Beyond Borders (EBB) we’re passionate about education. We believe all students have the right to get the best education in the world; wherever that may be. Join our vision to create a fairer and more equitable world by ending inequalities to accessing education.

What will you be doing?
You will help to ensure our organisation is aware of company and charity law. You will help give advice and monitor all applicable aspects of law, ensuring that our organisation follows proper procedure and best standard of practice. You will also help with identifying where law and legislation, as it is, lets people down and help to give advice how the organisation can operate safely to help people in need while our legal teams review and analyse legislation and law. You will be a creative, proactive solution-finder who can identify risks and help to lead our organisation towards success. They must also be able to handle crises with integrity for their business in order to protect and advance it.

We are looking for an highly qualified Legal Counsel to oversee the legal aspects of our business. You will safeguard our reputation by guaranteeing that our organisation is aware of andy follows law guidelines and give legal advice to management about all relevant issues.

The successful candidate will effectively ensure legal conformity and minimize probability of exposure.


Give accurate and timely counsel to executives in a variety of legal topics (labour law, partnerships, international ventures, charity law, corporate finance etc.)
Collaborate with management to devise efficient strategies to help people and carry out our life-saving work
Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance
Research and evaluate different risk factors regarding organisational decisions and operations
Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advice on possible legal issues
Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relations of trust
Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the organisation’s full legal rights
Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces
Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization
advise on new laws, existing ones, and legal rights that would impact the functionality of our organisation and our cause based projects.
Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility
Maintain current knowledge of alterations in legislation

What skills will you need?
Stability and leadership skills
Strong communication and people skills
Organisational skills
Problem solving
Good time management
Willingness to learn how we can improve education
confidence in Educating Beyond Borders mission

Volunteer benefits:
Networking opportunities within EBB and across our projects
An organisation you can be genuinely proud of and make a real difference
Great inclusive team
Team building activities