Avon & Somerset Constabulary

Director of Legal Services

Location
Portishead, City of Bristol
Salary
£71,976
Posted
30 Mar 2017
Closes
24 Apr 2017
Position
Head of Legal
Sector
In-house
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

Avon and Somerset Police Constabulary
Police Headquarters, Portishead

Director of Legal Services

Permanent, 37 hours per week
Salary:  £71,976 per annum

We do:
Everything legal required in support of policing within Avon & Somerset Constabulary. We provide advocacy in the Magistrates, Crown, and County Courts, disciplinary and other tribunal hearings or Inquiries. We deal with all litigation affecting the Constabulary from the small claims to the higher courts, including Public and Employers Liability, high value, high profile claims, contractual and commercial litigation and employment disputes and litigation. And more…

We give advice on matters that affect people’s lives.

The job:
This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to lead a multi-discipline in-house legal team to contribute towards the policing of Avon and Somerset communities and support our aspiration to be an outstanding Force.

An internal source of expertise with experience across a range of disciplines, you’ll lead a team delivering effective and efficient legal services for the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner in accordance with the organisation mission, vision and values.

Engaging with key stakeholders, you’ll provide practical strategic advice on the legal implications arising from the Constabulary’s activities, operations, policies and procedures in a way that ensures understanding. You’ll set our litigation strategy, identify areas of risk, trends and emerging issues and provide legal support, where required, to projects, partnerships and external agencies.

You:
You’ll have significant experience working as a solicitor or barrister providing legal services and achievable solutions to a large and complex organisation and with exposure to a range of legal disciplines. You should be able to demonstrate the ability to manage complex cases, ideally involving local communities and other competing interests. You should have knowledge and experience of effective budgetary, resource and people management and ideally be able to demonstrate an understanding of public sector finances

This position will report directly to the Deputy Chief Constable.

To instantly download an application form please visit https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/about-us/recruitment/police-staff-jobs/director-of-legal-services/

Closing Date: 24th April 2017 at 17:00