Do you have what it takes to join the UK’s leading in-house police legal team?
SALARY: £44,644 TO £64,460 PLUS £2,930 LOCATION ALLOWANCE. YOU WILL RECEIVE £44,644 THE BAND MINIMUM. PROGRESS TO THE BAND MAXIMUM OF £64,460 WILL BE VIA INCREMENTAL PROGRESSION
The Metropolitan Police Service is proud of the role it plays in policing London, a diverse and vibrant capital city with a growing population which is moving east and getting younger. The Met is an intelligence-led organisation, anchored in the communities it serves but with national and international reach.
Working alongside more than 45 experienced lawyers and with the support of paralegals and administrative staff, you will be based in the heart of the legal community and will provide high quality legal services to more than 40,000 officers and staff. The Directorate of Legal Services (DLS) has been acting for the Commissioner on legal matters since 1935 in an advisory capacity and through representation at courts, tribunals and, as necessary, public inquiries. The team ensures the cost effective provision of an agreed range of legal services to the Met, one of the oldest and most famous police services in the world. We need high quality lawyers to help us achieve our aims.
DLS advises on a range of matters including high-profile investigations, civil litigation, public law challenges, inquests and inquiries, employment law, discrimination, information law and operational policing matters including advice on counter-terrorism. In this key role, you’ll need to analyse information critically, provide effective written and oral advice, organise a complex workload and work collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and other stakeholders in a publicly accountable environment. It’s more important that you have the aptitude and potential to thrive in this environment rather than any particular previous experience.
We are looking for able lawyers with a “can-do” attitude and who are completely unfazed by pressure. With an ability to carry a varied and heavy caseload you will be a qualified solicitor or barrister in England and Wales who has completed a training contract or pupillage (or has been exempted from this by the Law Society or Bar Council). Being highly organised, working with minimum supervision and meeting tight deadlines are crucial for this role. You should also bring sound judgement and analytical skills.
In return you can expect a rewarding career in the country’s biggest in-house police team. The Met recognises the importance of work/life balance and offers a range of attractive benefits plus a friendly and supportive work environment.
To apply, please visit our website to download a role-specific information pack and click on the link to complete and submit the online application form. You will also be required to submit a detailed CV and a personal statement outlining your suitability for the role (no more than 500 words). You must include details of your SRA number and the date you were admitted to the Law Society or Bar membership number and Year of Call, as appropriate.
If you would like further details please contact Ms Alpa Patel
Completed applications must be submitted by 23.55pm on Friday 15th June 2018.
Failure to supply all the relevant documents will result in your application being terminated.
We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.