Legal Practice Officer
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 1075
  • Published: Thu 23/06/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 03/07/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 33804
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Havering

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Legal Practice Officer

Grade 6 - Up to £ 35,496 pa

About us

One source is a fully integrated shared legal service providing legal advice to Newham and Havering; two busy, innovative and progressive Councils. It also provides legal advice to a range of external public sector organisations such as schools, colleges and other Local Authorities.

The service is Lexcel accredited and has high standards in the quality of the advice given to clients and in the professionalism of its staff.

We are now looking to recruit a Legal Practice Officer to join our busy team of legal support staff.

About the Job

The Legal Practice Officer role will join our team of 13 legal administrative staff supporting a team of 80 fee earners and ensuring the smooth running of the day to day operational business issues. Reporting to a Senior Practice Officer the successful candidate in the role will support them and the Head of Legal Business Operations across the Legal and Governance Department providing support on such things as recruitment, training and induction, assisting in the production of performance and management information, and working on service projects to make service efficiencies and improve processes especially around IT systems.

Our service operates a hybrid working model with some working from home and time spent in the office. You may, on occasion need to attend both Newham and Havering’s offices as part of your duties but on a day to day basis our main location is at. Newham’s Dockside offices situated near to London City Airport and right next to the Docklands Light Railway.

If you want to join our team and have a range of challenges to develop your knowledge of a legal practice then apply now! We would love to hear from you if you feel you have the skills to join us.

About You

The successful candidates will be able to work across a range of administrative areas, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, an aptitude and liking for IT along with a logical approach to problem solving and attention to detail. Previous experience providing support within a professional environment would be advantageous. The ideal people will be self-motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision and to meet deadlines.

Additional Information

We want everyone to choose Havering. When you apply for a job with us, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. Our residents and service users come from all walks of life, and so do our employees.

The London Borough of Havering has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

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The closing date: - 3^rd July 2022 at 11:59pm

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Please submit your C.V. with a covering letter outlining how you would be suitable for the role with due regard to the person specification attached to the job description.

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