4 new public sector legal roles to explore today

Written by: Rachael Gordon
Published on: 15 Feb 2021

Public sector blog

Over 6 million people in the UK work in the public sector across schools, councils and emergency services. Working in the public sector has many advantages – especially now, in a time of uncertainty. The flexibility, perceived job security and sense of purpose are huge draws for many solicitors.

We’ve pulled together a list of some of the public sector legal roles that are hiring right now – take a closer look at some of these roles and apply if you’re ready to make the move.

  1. Employment Solicitor at the British Printing Industries Federation

The British Printing Industries Federation is the leading Trade Association for the Printing and allied Industries, and they also supply services to members of the British Office and Stationary Supplies Federation.

Their member companies range from sole traders and SME’s to large corporations. They provide a range of services to our members including expert advice on Health and Safety, HR and Legal issues.

In the role of Employment Solicitor, you will be supporting their members in dealing with Employment Tribunal claims and a variety of non-contentious employment law issues. In addition you will be providing legal support to their team of HR advisers.

Find out more and apply >

  1. Senior Legal Executive/Solicitor/Barrister (Childcare) at Staffordshire County Council

Situated in the heart of the Midlands with fantastic transport links, Staffordshire County Council is a progressive and forward-thinking authority.  Demographically large but singularly focused on being one County Council, you will find that the Legal Services department embodies the values, visions and beliefs of the Council. 

The Legal Services team supports every single function within the Council, and provides exciting opportunities for any experienced lawyer to grow and develop their skill set and for any newly qualified lawyer to gain a breadth of experience that will support an enviable CV.  Whether you are looking for a challenge or for an opportunity to further develop and extend specialisms, they are well placed to support you.

Staffordshire County Council is looking to recruit a qualified Solicitor/Legal Executive/Barrister with bags of advocacy experience.  If you love the challenge of advocacy and have childcare experience consider this role as an in-house advocate for the childcare team dealing with interesting and complex cases and multi-day contests.

Find out more and apply >

  1. Assessors and Examination Writers for the Immigration and Asylum Law Accreditation at The Law Society

The Law Society operates a number of accreditations to set and maintain standards in a specific area of law. They award individual accreditations to solicitors and legal professionals who meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in specific areas of law. The standard is achieved by the Law Society, the Chief Assessor and Assessors working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, including members and consumers.

They are recruiting Assessors and Examination Writers for the Immigration and Asylum Law Accreditation. Applicants can apply to be one of the following:

  • assessor
  • examination writer
  • assessor and examination writer
  • chief examiner

Find out more and apply >

  1. Solicitor (Corporate and Commercial) at Warwickshire County Council

Warwickshire Legal Services has operated on a business footing for over 20 years and now has over 80 fee earners providing a comprehensive range of services to over 15 public sector clients, including pioneering shared service arrangements with Warwick District Council.

They are looking for candidates who are first rate lawyers and who solve problems, inspire staff and client confidence, understand commercial imperatives, welcome change and challenge, and have the potential to progress within our business. They will consider full-time and part-time candidates. 

Find out more and apply >

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