International Paralympic Committee
Commercial and IP
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) offers the position of a full-time Head of Legal – IP and Commercial (f/m/x) in an international and multicultural team at the IPC Headquarters in Bonn, Germany.
At the IPC, we work as one team, aligned and focused on fulfilling our vision and mission.
The IPC’s vision is for an inclusive world through Para sport. We believe that Change Starts With Sport, and that the work of the Paralympic Movement is a catalyst for driving social inclusion and advancing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The IPC seeks to use the influential global position of the Paralympic Movement and the growing profile of Para athletes to challenge the stigma attached to disability and empower social transformation.
The IPC is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. We oversee the delivery of the Paralympic Games and Paralympic Winter Games and serve as International Federation for six Para sports. We enjoy a positive working relationship with the IPC Governing Board, members of which are democratically elected every four years by the IPC General Assembly.
The IPC is a purpose-driven non-profit association. Our mission is to lead the Paralympic Movement, oversee the delivery of the Paralympic Games and support members to enable Para athletes to achieve sporting excellence. Since 1989, we have been creating change through sport with the Paralympic Games and Paralympic athletes at our core.
The Head of Legal – IP and Commercial is accountable to the General Counsel and will be primarily responsible for:
This role will have line management responsibility for one lawyer (Legal Counsel – Commercial).
The IPC is looking for a highly-driven and motivated candidate who will thrive in an international, fast-paced and exciting team. The successful candidate will have:
The following experience would be an asset:
As a guide, this role would be most suitable for a qualified lawyer with around eight years’ experience, whether gained in a law firm and/or in-house.
If you are interested and provide a good match with our requirements, please send your CV and cover letter in English and in pdf to LegalJobs@paralympic.org.
For this position, we will review applications and interview candidates on a rolling basis.
The IPC is an equal opportunity employer, and we especially encourage individuals with a disability and members of minority groups to apply; we support the relocation process and provide transitional accessible accommodation. For further information on the IPC, please contact us or visit our website under www.paralympic.org.
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