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Legal Adviser

Hays Legal
England, London
Closing date
18 Nov 2020
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Your new company
A non-ministerial department who are responsible for inspecting services who provide education and skills for learners of all ages. They also inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people. The Legal Services team is led and managed by the Deputy Director, Legal Services. The team provides legal and professional advice and support on all aspects of public law relevant to the department (including the conduct of litigation). There is currently a need for an interim Legal Adviser.

Your new role
In your new role, you will support the wider legal team on a range of matters, including the provision of timely, accurate and high quality legal advice and support on issues and risks affecting the organisation. You will be responsible for commenting on and drafting legislation/legislative changes and advising how best to implement such changes. In addition you will provide advice and support to the organisation so that sound legal advice underpins the decisions taken and that the legal implications of those actions are understood. Finally you will liaise with Government Departments and external stakeholders on legal issues affecting the department.

What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this role, you should be a qualified Lawyer/Barrister with a minimum of 3 years post qualified experience. Non UK trained Lawyers will still be considered, and the QLTS is preferred. You should have demonstrable experience of working in the public sector and have a good understanding of public law. Experience of working within education, child care and social services is also desirable but not essential. Finally, experience of advising on commercial/procurement and/or employment issues and litigation is desirable.

What you'll get in return
In addition to a competitive rate, you will benefit from working with an experienced legal team who promote a collegiate and encouraging working environment. All members of the Legal advisory team benefit from a mixed and varied caseload and will have regular opportunities to get involved with litigation, regulatory work and inquires. Finally, although the role is an initial 6 month contract, there is the potential for further extension.

What you need to do now
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Hays Legal provides an integrated recruitment solution to the UK's Legal and Company Secretarial sectors. Working across a nationwide network of offices, we offer employers and jobseekers a highly specialised recruitment service for permanent and interim positions across all business sectors, skill sets and levels of seniority.

We have a proven track record spanning almost 20 years in all areas of Legal and Company Secretarial recruitment, from one-off contingency requirements through to large-scale recruitment campaigns and wider employee management solutions.

We offer confidential, expert advice on job opportunities, compensation, business plans and exit strategies pertinent to professionals considering a move. We have the ear of key decision makers across all our clients and we have been instrumental in introducing and placing hundreds of fee earners and company secretaries into a vast array of organisations. From blue chip corporates, national and international firms through to niche practices, we have deep knowledge of the legal company secretary market.

If an organisation has strategic growth plans or needs incisive market analysis, we are often consulted as a first point of contact.

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Whether you are looking to progress your career as a lawyer, legal executive, paralegal or company secretary, Hays' unparalleled recruiting expertise will assist you realising your career potential by finding you the right role at the right time.

Our consultants have an expert knowledge of the legal jobs market within UK and internationally. We aim to work closely with you and build a thorough understanding of your goals and aspirations through discussions and meetings.

We will:
- work with you to refine your CV
- offer guidance on how to improve your prospects
- provide insight into the sulture and expectations of the organisation to ensure you are well prepared throughout the interview process
- guide you through any job offer discussions, acting as your representative to ensure your interests are looked after

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