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Legal Clerk

Employer
Worcestershire County Council
Location
Worcester, Worcestershire
Salary
£12,905 to £13,561 per annum, 21 hours
Closing date
26 May 2024
Reference
REC#43737

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Legal
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Part Time
Hours
Part-Time

Job Details

Legal Clerk
Salary: £12,905 to £13,561 per annum
Part-time: 21 hours – 3 days a week
Location: County Hall, Worcester
Permanent


The Role

Are you highly organised, able to meet tight deadlines and with good analytical and communication skills? If so, we would like to hear from you.

We are a busy, friendly, well supported legal team serving Worcestershire County Council in a beautiful and conveniently situated location in Worcester. We provide a high quality and well-regarded service to our users and now need to recruit a Legal Clerk to our Adults, Education and Debts Team.

As part of the wider Adults, Education and Debt Recovery Team you will have responsibility to provide administrative support to the Solicitors and Legal Assistants within the team who advise on a range of Adult Social Care, Education and Debt matters across all Directorates and Worcestershire Children First (WCF).

Your main role will be to open and close case files using an electronic case management system, data entry, to create and update Court bundles, type standard letters, file documents with Court, diarise Court Orders and maintain and update case progression spreadsheets.

The role will primarily be office based at County Hall in Worcester in order to attend to incoming and outgoing post and other office-based duties e.g. printing, photocopying and scanning of documents etc on a rota basis, with the option to work from home 1 day per week, with full wrap around technological support.

Do you think you could work as part of our team? If you do, then we would love to hear from you.

Informal enquiries to Heather Plant (Principal Solicitor for Debts) on 01905 845 043.


Benefits

You’ll find an overview of the benefits Worcestershire County Council have to offer on our webpage Why work for us? | Worcestershire County Council, so do take a look!  Some of these offers include:
• Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you'll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!
• Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
• Professional Learning & Development: We actively encourage learning and development for all our staff should they want to progress further or explore other areas within the organisation.
• Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.


How to Apply

Applications are invited to apply for this role. 
Please find attached the Application form, Job Description and Person Specification.
Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.
Please email your application to hplant@worcestershire.gov.uk

Application Closing Date:    Sunday 26th May 2024
Anticipated Interview Date:     to be confirmed

Company

The work we do at Worcestershire County Council matters! We are there for the most vulnerable people in society who need us the most, we are helping to build a successful and growing local economy, we protect our environment, we improve outcomes for our children, young people and families, and we help ensure our residents are healthier, live longer and have a better quality of life. In short, what we do makes a difference to people's lives!

With so many ways to contribute, the chances are we have a job opportunity that's the career for you.

Click here for Children's Social Work and Adult Social Work vacancies.
While you are working hard, doing your best for the people of Worcestershire, we will do our best to provide an environment that supports and inspires you.  Here are some of the top reasons why you should work here.

Notes for applicants

When you click 'apply', you will be re-directed to Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

To submit your application, you will need to login to our site (this is a separate login to WM Jobs).

First time applicants will be asked to create a new account.  Please note, you are only able to view the Job Description and Person Specification on the WM Jobs board not via Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know. 

Contact details: recruitment@worcestershire.gov.uk

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Company info
Website
Telephone
01905 846666
Location
Worcestershire County Council
County Hall
Spetchley Road
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR5 2NP
GB

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