Legal Officer

Application Deadline: 
25 Feb 2018

Legal Officer

Fauna & Flora International


Salary:                £25,000 - £30,000 per annum

Start Date:          As soon as possible

Contract Type:   Open

Location:            Cambridge

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

FFI is seeking a highly diligent and methodical Legal Officer to support FFI in compliance with statutory obligations, internal policies and procedures and funder requirements.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and working closely with members of the Operations Team and programmatic teams, you will review legal documents, carry out legal research and provide legal support to FFI’s operations.

You will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant subject, or equivalent experience, preferably in a legal setting, with experience in reviewing legal documentation, carrying out research and administration. 

You will have strong problem-solving, critical-thinking and analysis skills, with a meticulous attention to detail and a methodical approach to your work.  Your excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and customer focus will enable you to build effective personal and organisational relationships across our global operations. You will have excellent prioritisation and time-management skills, together with a proactive and pre-emptive approach to your work, enabling you to respond swiftly to changing organisational and team needs.

Excellent IT skills and a desire to learn new systems, such as FFI’s Microsoft SharePoint based intranet and FFI’s customised online finance and project management system, are essential. In return, this role provides the opportunity to learn about governance, legal and compliance structures in an international setting and to develop and build on your existing knowledge and experience by working for a ground-breaking organisation at the forefront of global conservation.


The closing date for applications is Sunday, 25 February 2018.