Lancashire Constabulary

Operational Policing

27 Jul 2020
31 Aug 2020
Practice area
Full time
Contract type

Are you a qualified lawyer who is looking for an exciting new challenge and the opportunity to make a real difference to the communities of Lancashire? 

Come and join the legal team at Lancashire Constabulary with a role in leading the expansion and transformation of our legal service at one of the UK’s largest police forces.  No two days are the same here so you’ll need be flexible and as well as being a proven leader, you also need to be an outstanding legal practitioner with a proven track record of handling complex and high profile matters.  

Whilst working at Lancashire Constabulary you will be respected and rewarded for doing an amazing job and in times when other employers are looking for numbers, we want individuals.  Legal Services is on the cusp of expanding our service due to the increased demand and the introduction of these departmental leaders.    

We want to provide our in-house clients with a service that is technically excellent and achieves outstanding client care.

   You’ll be part of the department’s senior management team and work closely with the Head of Legal Services to lead this transformation. The legal work is varied and you will have the opportunity to make a difference to the people of Lancashire, the staff you lead and with involvement in some key legal cases.  Our staff are committed to their work and enjoy a healthy work life balance.

The offer from an award-winning employer 

Our chief Constable is the lead for well-being across all 43 forces and is therefore no surprise that Lancashire Constabulary prides itself on its wellbeing capability.  

We have recently won an award for supporting staff with personal resilience by Oscar Kilo - The National Police and Well-being service.  This is one of many accolades that we are proud of including being ranked the 12th most inclusive employer in the UK and consistently feature in the Stonewall Top 100 employers list.

We’re a public sector employer so you’ll enjoy the benefits of contributing to your local community, flexible working and a favourable pension scheme. Our Police Headquarters site is accessible via public transport along with parking facilities on site which are free of charge. We have canteen facilities along with a gym and fitness clubs such as boot camp at HQ, there is a great sense of community here at headquarters. 

Legal Services is based at the Force HQ in a stunning rural location 10 minutes outside of Preston city centre, and just 15 minutes from the motorway network of the M6/M61.  

Ready to apply?  We’d encourage applicants to speak to us about the role before applying, so please contact us on 01772 410329 and then submit your application via our recruitment site below:

The role

We are seeking 2 qualified and experienced lawyers to lead the newly created units, with one specialising in Operational Policing and the other with Civil Litigation and Employment.     

You will work from the office but have access to technology that allows you to also work from home on occasions.  

This a full time permanent role with the salary starting at  £50,102 with the opportunity to increase to £55,860.  The closing date is 31 August, with shortlisting expected to take place at the beginning of September and interviews schedule to take place on 14 and 17 September. Appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks.

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