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Legal Officer
  • Employer: Lincolnshire County Council
  • Reference: 17587
  • Published: Fri 06/01/2023, 11:11 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 27/01/2023, 22:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Flexible Hours
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,968 - £23,194
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Legal Officer

Are you looking for a challenging role in an environment where no two days are the same? Are you skilled in office administration with proven organisational skills and the ability to work flexibly as part of a team?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a legal officer to join our Childcare Legal Team (in the field of Child Protection).

The role

The focus of the post is on providing one to one support to a Lawyer in relation to a busy caseload of complex public law children’s cases, providing a high level of customer service.

What we're looking for

The ideal candidate will possess a good level of skill and expertise from within an office environment, preferably within the legal sector. They will also have the ability to adapt to new areas if the post requires.

Candidates will need to be a highly organised, flexible and focused Legal Officer.  A strong team player is required who will be able to apply their knowledge innovatively and proactively. A driving licence is also desirable as some travel across the County is required.

Duties are varied but will include drafting documents, taking statements and attending court.

What we can offer

We will help you learn new skills, encourage your development and work with your to reach your potential, all within a friendly and welcoming environment where no two days are ever the same and we all want to succeed together.

We are offering a competitive salary of £21,968 - £23,194, along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.

Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure

Remote Working

This post requires office attendance on 4 days per week with the remainder working from home, as well as attendance at any court hearings which are not dealt with remotely. During your probation period you will be required to attend the office 5 days per week. 

Your nominated contractual work base will be Lincoln and you will be required to commute to this work base as set out above.

We have developed our technology platform to enable you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity and we will discuss the recruitment process if support with this is needed.

Next steps

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, to ensure that you skills and experience meet the required criteria and to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply! 

If you would like an open and informal discussion regards this role then please give Jodie Ogden a call on 01522 552 582.

Applications Close at midnight on the 27 January 2023. Interviews will take place on the 14th and 15th February 2023 via MS Teams.