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In-house Lawyer - Channel Partner


Milton Keynes, MIK, GB

Req ID:  1947
Level of experience:  Mid-Career
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  0%-25%

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




At Ellucian, we’re motivated by a mission. Higher education is facing profound change. Shifting demographics and cultural perceptions, combined with declining support and rising expectations, are forcing colleges to do more with less. That’s where we come in. As true believers in the power of education to transform lives, we’re dedicated to helping all our customers thrive—not just survive—in these challenging times by transforming their institutions from the traditional paper-based colleges of yesterday to the agile, connected campuses of today. From cloud solutions built on world-class infrastructure to powerful analytics that drive successful planning, we lead the industry in building enterprise-class solutions tailored to institutions around the world.

Our passion and commitment for learning and continuous improvement drive us internally, too. From professional development to flexibility and work-life balance, we give our global employees the tools they need to succeed so we can all grow together.




Purpose of the role

In-house lawyer position with Ellucian, a world-leading provider of administrative technology solutions to universities.  Joining an established commercially minded in-house Legal team, the candidate will be based in Ellucian’s Milton Keynes office and report to Ellucian’s Assistant General Counsel for E2AP (Europe to Asia-Pacific). The role will be to provide legal support, advice and guidance primarily to the Ellucian global partner team. 


Primary Responsibilities

The main responsibilities will include providing template contracts and negotiating and drafting agreements in relation to Ellucian’s Channel Partner Program.

The role also includes negotiating, drafting and reviewing licensing and purchasing agreements, ensuring compliance and assistance with other general legal and transactional matters as and when they arise.


Selection Criteria – Professional skills

  • Qualified to practice law in one or more jurisdictions
  • Minimum 3 years of post-qualification practice experience, with a preference given to in-house lawyers or appropriate experience in a law firm
  • Strong channel partner transaction experience
  • Knowledge of legal issues affecting software companies globally required, such as data privacy issues, Cloud and SaaS, IP protection
  • Working knowledge of and experience with anti-bribery laws such as UK Bribery Act and US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act


Selection Criteria – Soft skills

  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills.
  • Confident and comfortable relaying legal advice and providing support to a variety of stakeholders. 
  • Excellent organisational skills with proven ability to manage time and prioritise tasks to deliver when working under pressure
  • Experience negotiating contracts in multiple jurisdictions a plus and a second language such as Spanish or Arabic would be particularly useful


Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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