5 new public sector legal roles to explore today

Written by: Rachael Gordon
Published On: 1 Oct 2020

The public sector is still recruiting during the Covid-19 pandemic – here are 5 public sector legal roles to explore

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. Monitoring Officer and Deputy Director of Law & Strategy - The Royal Borough Windsor & Maidenhead

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is a local authority which is home to approximately 148,000 residents (including the Queen and the Royal Family) and draws visitors from all over the world.

They’re looking for a highly experienced and legally qualified professional to help them establish their “new normal”. As the monitoring officer, you will:

  • Work closely with elected members and colleagues to promote and embed a highly effective culture of democratic governance
  • Act as their client for the legal element of the shared service provider
  • Lead a brand-new team working on strategy, policy, customer engagement and communications across the authority.

Find out more and apply >

  1. Principal Legal Officer – Leeds Council

There are 3 posts available within Leeds Council, who aim to be the best city and the best council in the UK. They are one of the largest employers in the region, employing over 15,000 people across a wide range of roles and services.

They’re looking to recruit a solicitor, barrister or FCILEx to the following posts:

  • PO6 Principal Legal Officer (Adult Social Care) x 2 posts
  • PO6 Principal Legal Officer (Employment) – x 1 post

The post holders will be required to carry out work within the Licensing Communities and Corporate section, in either Adult Social Care or Employment, but also another area of work within the section if required.  The section covers the following areas of work: Licensing, Adult Social Care, Employment, Education, Prosecutions and Anti-Social Behaviour.

Find out more and apply >

  1. Senior Legal Assistant - Warrington Borough Council

Warrington Borough Council are expanding their Legal Safeguarding Team and are looking for a Senior Legal Assistant to join them.

You will primarily work in the area of child safeguarding but will also provide some support to colleagues in adult social care and education matters. You will have responsibility for your own cases in addition to supporting the child safeguarding solicitors. Strong organisational and IT skills are essential in this post.

Find out more and apply >

  1. Childcare Lawyers - Nottingham City Council

If you’re passionate about safeguarding vulnerable children and adults, Nottingham City Council have a number of new legal opportunities available in their children and adults legal team:

  • 3 x Childcare Lawyers
  • 1 x Adult Social Care Lawyer

Centrally located in Nottingham, the job is close to the local Courts and within easy reach of all transport links in and out of the city. As has become really important in recent times, they also actively promote flexible home working. Children’s work includes care proceedings, PLO pre-proceedings, forced marriage/FGM protection and adoption.

Find out more and apply >

  1. Employment Lawyer – South East Local Authority

An opportunity has arisen for an Employment Lawyer to join a small and friendly team within the South East. The Employment Team currently consists of one employment lawyer and has a legal assistant. The Team also offers a seat to Trainee Solicitors. It is an experienced legal team delivering high quality Legal Services to a well performing council.

The role of the Employment Lawyer will be:

  • To provide robust and pragmatic advice and guidance to clients, in relation to a wide range of employment matters including grievances, disciplinary, TUPE, capability, discrimination, and any other employment related enquiries
  • To conduct and advise on cases from start to finish in the Employment Tribunal
  • To provide advocacy in a high quality and enhanced commercially driven legal service within specialist area, developing new work streams with a focus on streamlined and efficient working practices

Find out more and apply >

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