General Dental Council – Principal Advisory Lawyer

General Dental Council

Salary: £72,525-£85,323

Location: London/ Hybrid (2 days per week in the office)

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent  

Location: London

This is an exciting opportunity to take on a wide ranging legal advisory post where you will use your legal expertise to make a real impact maintaining public confidence in dental services and protecting the safety of patients.

As a Principal Advisory Lawyer, you will play a leading role at the General Dental Council providing strategic and risk-based legal advice across a wide range of complex and high profile regulatory, wider public and commercial law matters.

 Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading a team of lawyers ensuring the provision of accurate, timely, cost-effective and risk-based advice.
  • Working proactively with senior stakeholders across the organisation to identify legal risk and design and implement mitigations.
  • Contributing to decision-making, and overseeing strategic and high-risk litigation.
  • Critiquing draft legislation and working with external advisors on specialist matters. 
  • Contributing to the delivery of the GDC’s corporate strategy and costed corporate plan.
  • Identifying legal issues and working proactively with colleagues to highlight and mitigate these where possible.

About you

To be considered for this role you will need to be a qualified and practising solicitor, or barrister, or ILEX qualified, with significant post qualification experience in one or more of the following areas of law: public law; information law; commercial law; criminal law; regulatory/ professional discipline; and employment law.

You will also need excellent legal analytical skills, with the ability to analyse complex legal issues and present legally sound, risk-based and pragmatic advice and instructions. 


To reward you for your hard work and commitment, we offer a flexible hybrid working environment, as well as an attractive benefits package that includes: 

  • Pension contributions up to 10%
  • 25 days’ annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • 28 days holiday after 2 years of service
  • Life assurance and income protection
  • Staff discounts 

How to apply: 

For further details about the role and to apply visit

Closing date: 23:59 on 19 May 2024.

Please note that we reserve the right to bring this recruitment campaign to an end without notice, and we encourage all interested candidates to submit an application as soon as possible. 

The GDC is committed to equality and diversity. We encourage and support the recruitment, retention, and career development of people from as wide a range as possible of ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds.

Please no agencies unless instructed otherwise. 

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