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Legal Support Officer - Kingston upon Thames

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/19/87724
  • Published: Thu 31/01/2019, 11:40 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 13/02/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £19,875 PA
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Kingston upon Thames, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames ,
Job Details

£19,875 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2DN. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.

We have 2 positions for a 12 month fixed term contract opportunities.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey 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.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

About the Role

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.

Working in a busy open plan office this role requires you to work cooperatively as part of a team to deliver a seamless business support and administrative service to more than 45 lawyers in Surrey County Council’s legal department. The post is situated in a sensitive and confidential legal environment and requires exceptional organisational and IT skills, the ability to prioritise work and to clear focus on meeting deadlines.

You will be expected to make straightforward decisions relating to your role and will be responsible for the production and management of Court litigation bundles which includes photocopying, updating and indexing evidence. You will be expected to meet strict Court deadlines so ability to cope under pressure is essential. You will also need to liaise with Courts, other parties and agencies in relation to litigation bundles. You will provide secretarial support to lawyers e.g. typing correspondence, reports and documents and answering telephone calls, and other some of your other duties will include maintaining information databases, administration work with regards to loaning and return of the county’s deeds and legal library subscriptions.

You will be responsible for opening files for lawyers and the physical retrieval and archiving of such files. Access to files and books are located on three different levels within County Hall. You will be required to organise, locate, retrieve, and lift such materials and climb stepladders to access these. You will also handle incoming mail and answer the department’s reception telephone line.

If this sounds interesting then we would love to hear from you. Please ensure you reference the full job description attached at the bottom of this advert.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Susan Rose susan.rose@surreycc.gov.uk or by telephone on 020 8541 9088.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 13th February 2019.

Interviews will take place on 21st February 2019. 

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.

Values and Behaviours

Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy. For more information about our values and behaviours please follow this link.

How to apply

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/19/87724
  • Published: Thu 31/01/2019, 11:40 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 13/02/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £19,875 PA
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Kingston upon Thames, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames ,

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