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  • Posted: December 3, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Educor is the largest provider of private education in Southern Africa. We provide Higher, Private College (Further Education and Training Institution) education via face-to-face classes, distance learning and online learning. We offer full-time and part-time studies, providing people from all walks of life with access to education.


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    Legal Officer Company NameEducor Holdings

    The Legal Officer supports and reports to the Group Legal Advisor and Company Secretary. S/he will be tasked with managing the organisation’s casework and legal matters. The Legal Officer is expected to contribute effectively to the achievement of organisational goals and objectives by providing and overseeing the Company’s function of case review and legal matters. The Legal Officer will also be expected to contribute significantly to broader organisational objectives based on their involvement and responsibilities for policy/procedural review, continuous improvement, research & development and stakeholder focus and monthly status reporting to the group Legal Advisor. 

    At an operational level the key purpose and function of this role is to: 

    • Develop and manage the Company’s legal assistance and casework; 
    • Undertake legal research in relation to allocated projects;
    • Undertake any other duties in support of the Head of Legal, as required. 

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB:

    • Casework
    • Ensuring the development of systems and processes to ensure effective handling of the legal casework and other legal matters
    • Ensure the appropriate procedures, controls and structures are in place for the effective, efficient management of casework and monitor their outputs and outcomes.
    • Project work – undertake and manage legal research and produce recommendations to the Company for legislative change.
    • Litigation
    • Drafting of pleadings 
    • Assisting with and attending Court/Labour Court/CCMA hearings 
    • Liaising with Counsel 
    • Negotiating best deals/settlements 
    • Demonstrate a high level of personal integrity and maintain professional standards throughout the Legal Division. 
    • Provide effective, timely advice and information to the Head of Legal and Company 
    • Undertake any other duties on behalf of the Company as assigned by the Head of Legal. 
    • Assist where necessary with governance, Compliance, Risk and Company Secretarial Assistance
    • Attending to correspondences, emails
    • Drafting agreements, internal leases, contracts
    • Diary management of case and legal matters
    • Attending to keeping the attorney / office updated with the court dates
    • Attending to the request of correspondent attorneys/advocates monthly fees;
    • Keeping a record of all lease agreements
    • Typing up of own documents and pleadings 
    • Fastidious about meeting deadlines and following up on current files.
    • Able to work independently without supervision but knows when to seek supervision or guidance.
    • Able to assist with expansion programme into Africa and internationally –research and compiling reports.
    • Must be up to date on all current matters and also able to provide a review at short notice

    REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:

    • LLB Degree or equivalent
    • Admitted as an attorney 
    • Minimum of 3 - 5 years post admission experience in a legal environment.
    • Experience in company secretarial duties and regulatory compliance an advantage
    • Litigation experience essential. Must be able to draft pleadings, notices, documents without supervision.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Educor Holdings on educor.jb.skillsmapafrica.com to apply
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