In House Counsel

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£45,000 - £52,000
Posted
03 Jan 2019
Closes
30 Jan 2019
Position
Barrister, Solicitor
Sector
In-house
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

The role

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Barrister or Solicitor, with a minimum of 3 years PQE, to join our small and dynamic legal team as In House Counsel. A key part of your role will be to support the Head of Investigations and Enforcement in ensuring the quality and timeliness of cases to tribunal.  You’ll also be providing support and advice to our Investigations Oversight Panel as well as clerking support to the Code Adjudication Tribunals to facilitate legally sound decision making. Although our tribunals tend to be paper based, occasionally providers may exercise their right to have their case heard orally, in which case you would be required to support the Senior Counsel in the management of these accordingly. 

The role is varied and broad and you’ll also have an opportunity to be involved in the development, implementation or review of current policy and published procedures, including our Code of Practice, Supporting Procedures and Guidance. On occasion, there may be a requirement to draft, review or negotiate contracts, however support and training will be required if required.  You’ll also perform the duties of a FOIA officer for the organisation. 

For more information about the role and a full job description and person specification please click here.

The person

The successful candidate will be a qualified Barrister or Solicitor with at least 3 years PQE and some solid public law and regulatory enforcement experience. Ideally, you’ll have worked for another regulatory or disciplinary body and have first-hand experience of regulatory case work. Experience of dispute resolution and the operation of EU law would also be advantageous. You’ll also have a good range of legal skills including research, drafting, negotiations and some litigation experience.

Your written, listening and speaking communication skills will be first rate, and you’ll have excellent attention to detail too. The successful candidate will also be a self-starter who takes a proactive approach to problem solving and is quick to learn new areas of law. 

The company

We are the UK regulator for content, goods, and services charged to a phone bill. Phone-paid services are the goods and services that you can buy by charging the cost to your phone bill or pre-pay account. They include directory enquiries, voting on TV talent shows, donating to charity by text or downloading apps on your mobile phone. They are referred to as premium rate services in law.

The rewards

In addition to our friendly office culture, and supportive management ethos, we have an excellent reward package, here are a few of the highlights:

  • 25 days holiday
  • Life assurance at 4 x salary
  • 6% Employers pension contribution
  • Choice of private medical health schemes
  • Investor in People Silver Standard organisation
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Season ticket loan

To apply

If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you! Please follow the link below to apply on our website.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 30 January 2019.    

If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to contact Laura or Angela in our recruitment team at recruitment@psauthority.org.uk

Next steps

We have a two-stage selection process for this role:

1st Stage:

  • First competency-based interview with our Head of HR, and Senior Counsel.
  • Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (psychometric test).

2nd Stage:

  • Second competency-based interview with our Senior Counsel and General Counsel.
  • Presentation, for which you will be given a brief and asked to prepare for in advance.

1st stage interviews are scheduled to take place between 6-7 February 2019 and 2nd Stage interviews between 13-14 February 2019. Please make us aware on your application if you are unable to attend interviews on these days.

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