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Paralegal - Legal Services (People)

Employer: Medway Council

  • Reference: B427VR
  • Published on: Fri 11/08/2017 09:04 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 25/08/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Range 3 £19,472 - £25,093 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR

To assist and support the Assistant Head of Legal (People) in the operation of the People Team (within the Legal Services Team) as required and to provide and to contribute to the provision of efficient and effective legal advice and services to the Council, dealing primarily with childcare matters.

To provide high professional standard and timely legal advice, assistance and service in a variety of routine legal work undertaken within the section in which the paralegal post is located.

To assist with the legal work undertaken within the section with regard to the terms of service level agreements and the requirements of Best Value.

In conjunction with the Legal Support Officers/Assistants to support the section and to assist with any administrative tasks, as required.

To keep up to date on the law relating to local government and to the areas of work handled by the section so as to ensure the accuracy and relevance of legal advice and assistance given.

To use the Council’s electronic time recording and case management system in undertaking casework.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.

Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.

As a Medway Council employee you will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking relevant training opportunities, enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee advice, information and counselling service, employee forums and an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.

Important Information

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Kate Ako 01634 332024.

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

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