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Paralegal (6 month Fixed Term) - Kingston upon Thames

Employer: Surrey County Council

  • Reference: SCC/17/40605
  • Published on: Wed 09/08/2017 10:35 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 20/08/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Temporary
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £24,697 per annum for 36 hours per week
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: County Hall, Penryhn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DN.

£24,697 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2DN. This position is for a 6 month fixed term contract.

Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

At Surrey County Council an exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Paralegal to join our legal team.

The current vacancy has arisen in the Property team. The Council is a landlord of a large number of properties. You will undertake the granting of straightforward commercial leases and residential lettings, as well as the placing of legal charges. You will be supported by the teams’ Lawyers as necessary.

Since April 2016 Surrey County Council Legal Services have been working in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council and West Sussex County Council as part of Orbis Public Law. The vision is to create:

‘A single, resilient, sustainable cost effective legal service with a public service ethos with an ability and ambition to grow’

This partnership creates one of the largest public sector legal services in the UK and presents unrivalled opportunities to share our knowledge, experience and understanding across teams and Authorities.

The successful applicant must have a law degree or equivalent. You will be passionate about working as part of a team that delivers timely, clear and effective legal advice, representation and assistance to the Council, its partner authorities and clients served by Orbis Public Law. Attention to detail, commercial negotiation skills and managing competing priorities will be essential.

In return we offer encouragement, support and development within your role and in the wider context of our new partnership.

For an informal discussion contact Victor Tsai on 0208 541 7695 or by e-mail at victor.tsai@surreycc.gov.uk">victor.tsai@surreycc.gov.uk

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 20 August 2017.

Interviews will take place on 31 August 2017.

Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.

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Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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