Title: Legal Assistant
Salary: £18,562-£18,933 Per Annum
Closing Date: 01/03/2021
Interview Date: 07/03/2021
Herefordshire Council is seeking to appoint a Legal Assistant to our legal team for our Adult and Communities directorate. To qualify you must have at least 2 years previous experience as a Legal Assistant and 4 GCSEs ( including English and Maths) or have completed a Cillex 1-3 Apprenticeship. The post holder will support the team with a caseload of varied legal work and be responsible for completing all matters in accordance with good legal practice and client service specification. You will be expected to research and provide operational legal support on matters such as adult social care and education under supervision commensurate with the type of work . This position offers great career opportunities with varied, challenging legal work plus advising in a political environment.
The legal team supports Herefordshire Council in carrying out all of its functions whether service delivery, development of strategy or delivery of major developments and initiatives. The service takes the lead for litigation on behalf of the local authority as well as working proactively with services to provide comprehensive legal advice, and guidance on a vast range of legal issues.
The demand for the service has increased and will continue to see a pull on demand as the council addresses challenges and changes in the way it operates. It is also an opportunity to work in a beautiful county for an authority committed to ongoing improvement in all aspects of its organisation and service delivery. Position is full time (37 hours per week) and flexible working available.
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; and
• 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.
Benefits with Herefordshire Council
Holidays: 25 days per year plus 2 days unpaid at Christmas (pro rata for part time)
Pension: LGS pension scheme
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 also offer an employee assistance programme that means you will have access to confidential support and advice if you ever need it.
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.
To apply, please submit your CV along with a supporting statement, referring to the job description and person specification, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role.
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