Cheshire Constabulary


£38,925 - £49,6500
09 Aug 2018
02 Sep 2018
Practice area
Civil litigation, Employment
Barrister, Solicitor
Full time
Contract type

Job Title: Police Staff – Lawyer – Force HQ
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
£38,925 - £49,6500 career progression grade at £43,908

Cheshire Constabulary was founded in 1857 and is now responsible for policing nearly a million people. There are approximately 2,081 regular Police Officers, 220 Police Community Support Officers and 1,464 civilian Police Staff.

Additional Benefits:
On-site parking, subsidised gym, flexible working, contributory pension, childcare vouchers and career progression opportunities with the force.

Cheshire Constabulary has an exciting opportunity for a Lawyer to join our Legal Services team based at our Force Headquarters full time on a permanent contract.

As a Lawyer you will be required to assist the Head of Legal Services and Assistant Head of Legal Services to deliver a comprehensive and professional legal service to the Chief Constable, the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Fire Officer. The Lawyers in the team advise and represent the Constabulary, the Commissioner and the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service predominantly by acting as the Respondent in civil litigation and employment claims and Officer conduct matters as well as providing advice and casework in relation to commercial and procurement law. The ideal candidate will have experience of offering legal advice and undertaking litigation in respect of two of these areas to a high standard.

The ideal candidate will meet the requirements outlined in the experience and qualifications section in the role profile attached to this advert.

Please see the attached Role Profile for more information about this vacancy.
Where the role requires a specific qualification you will also be required to bring the original certificate as proof of your achievement and a photocopy to interview.

Applications for this role can be submitted via the Cheshire Constabulary Jobs page:
click here to apply

Closing Date: 2nd September 2018

Additional Information
The Police Service is an equal opportunities organisation and is determined to ensure that:
The workforce reflects the diverse society which it serves and that the working environment is free from any form of discrimination, victimisation or harassment.
No job applicant or volunteer is treated more or less favourably on the grounds of sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief or disability. This is subject to the Police Service engaging in positive action scheme which intends to overcome or minimise a person’s disadvantage. Cheshire Constabulary operate a zero tolerance policy regarding any form of discrimination, victimisation, bullying or harassment.

No job applicant or volunteer is disadvantaged by a provision, criterion or practice which cannot be shown to be a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

Should you require any support in completing your application or a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact MFSS Recruitment on 01606 366800 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

Please be aware that preferences will be given to those on the redeployment register.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive please be aware that this vacancy may close early, therefore please submit your application as early as possible. The Force does not re-imburse travel to interview expenses.

The Force operates a no smoking policy.

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