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Solicitor Apprentice

Employer
Herefordshire Council
Location
Hereford
Salary
HC03 - HC08 £22,737 - £38,223
Closing date
29 Jul 2024
Reference
1678 (HCWF01107498)

Job Details

About The Role
Contract: Fixed Term
Salary: HC03 - HC08 £22,737 - £38,223
Hours: 37
Location: Plough Lane 
Closing date: 29/07/2024
 
Solicitor apprentice
As part of our vision to create a dynamic and highly skilled legal team, we are now looking for 2 enthusiastic candidates to join us as solicitor apprentices. These are new posts that will allow individuals to develop their expertise over the 6 years of the apprenticeship, working alongside existing lawyers and their teams, whilst undertaking a period of study with our apprenticeship provider. Successful completion means candidates will be fully qualified solicitors at the end of the apprenticeship, with all tuition fees paid by the council.
Details of the apprenticeship can be found here Solicitor (level 7) - apprenticeship training course (education.gov.uk)
This is a career graded post covering grades HC03/4 (£22,737/£23,114) to HC08 (£33,945). Progression through these grades will be subject to successful completion of the course, and evidencing increased responsibilities as outlined in the job description.
 
The apprenticeship will be delivered over 6 years, with a mixture of distance online and study weekends with our apprenticeship provider (currently Nottingham Trent University). More details can be found here Solicitor Apprenticeship | Nottingham Trent University
Enrolment on to the apprenticeship starts in September 2024 or September 2025.
Our current team will happily tell you how friendly our team is.  We strive to work together, interact and problem solve in order for you to achieve your best and feel fully supported. You will be part of a team who strive for excellence and continuous professional growth, working in a supportive and flexible environment. Over the 6 years you will spend time in each of the legal teams who support the council’s departments including:

  • Planning and highways
  • Property
  • Contracts and commissioning
  • Child and Adult services

Benefits of working for Herefordshire Council:

  • A competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement, and access to our contributory pension and staff benefits scheme, which includes:
  • Pension Scheme Enrolment in the Local Government (LGPS)
  • Generous Annual Leave: 31 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays. You can also purchase an additional 10 days per annum
  • Flexible working: flexi-time, job-share, part-time hours and, in some instances, home working
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 access to support and counselling
  • Payment of professional membership fees
  • Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.

We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.
The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:
•Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;
•Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant;
•Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care.   
We will deliver better support to our most vulnerable children and their families, develop stronger relationships with partners across the region, and beyond. Therefore, we take our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults seriously and expect all of our staff, visitors and volunteers to share in this commitment.
Herefordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and vulnerable adults. If you are offered this position, it will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check and further pre-employment checks.
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.
To apply, please submit your CV and complete the supporting statement within the application form, referring to the job description & person specification, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role. In addition, please provide with your application, in no more than 500 words, your views on the challenges that local government will face in the next 5 years.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you would like to obtain details regarding feedback on your application please contact Hoople Resourcing at: enquiries@hoopleresourcing.co.uk

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