LGPS Central Ltd. has been set up to manage the assets of nine Midlands-based Local Government Pension Funds on a pooled basis and will be an FCA-regulated AIFM with GBP40bn assets under management. The first assets are expected to be transferred in April 2018 and considerable work has already been carried out to ensure that the necessary infrastructure will be in place for this date. An opportunity has arisen to appoint an experienced qualified solicitor or barrister with proven general counselling experience in a business environment. An excellent communicator with first class interpersonal skills who will negotiate with external parties including regulators, politicians and clients when appropriate. The successful candidate will provide expert and strategic level advice to the senior management team and the Board, providing proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate legal risks. The post holder is expected to have a good understanding of how legal issues affect organisations and have broad legal knowledge including corporate, financial, litigation and labour law. As a member of the senior executive team the successful candidate will report to the CEO.