Legal Officer

  • Employer: Lincolnshire County Council
  • Reference: RE 19638
  • Published: Fri 08/09/2023, 13:47 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/10/2023, 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

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced legal officer to join our Adult Care and Health Legal Team.

If you are looking for a varied and rewarding position within a supportive and skilled team, this role could be for you. 


The role

The focus of the post is on providing legal  and administrative support to a team of Lawyers in relation to a busy caseload of complex public law adult cases.

Candidates  will possess a good level of communication and excellent IT skills to work proficiently in Word, Adobe Pro, Excel and be competent in the use  of a legal case management system to quickly and efficiently create and manage documentation under pressure. Attention to detail is important.

Candidates will need to be a highly organised, flexible and focused. An ability to prioritise and to switch between tasks at short notice is essential.  A strong team player is required who will be able to apply their knowledge innovatively and proactively. Duties are varied but will include liaising with the courts and any parties to the court proceedings, assisting with the preparation of court bundles and evidence and be able to attend court if required.

This is an exciting and very rewarding post.

What we can offer you

Along with a competitive salary we are offering;

  • A Contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Sodexo Discounts and Benefits Scheme 
  • Flexible working policies
  • Career progression opportunities
  • A generous leave entitlement with the option to buy more


Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure

The successful candidate will be required to attend the office as a minimum on one  set day each week when the team come together in the office. The candidate may be asked to attend additional days in the office if the business need requires it and at the start of any appointment in order to become familiar and competent in the post's duties and responsibilities

Next steps

Informal enquiries can be directed to

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

Closing Date: 1st October

Interviews: 17th and 18th October 

A Smarter Working Employer

We have embraced new ways of working and hybrid working will be a feature of this role. You will be given a nominated contractual work base and you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  Working arrangements regarding hybrid working will be discussed as part of the appointment process.

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity, and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.


Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


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

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