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Legal Officer

Do you have exceptional communication skills? Are you able to work confidently with a range of internal and external stakeholders?  If so, the role of Legal Officer may be for you. 

Specialism
Administration, Finance and Legal
Job Category
Legal
General Location
Lincoln
Salary
19,948 - 21,153
Postcode
LN1 1YZ
Contract Type
Permanent
Appointment Type
Full-time
Closing Date
20/06/2021
Job Reference
12662
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Legal Services Lincolnshire is looking for a Legal Officer to assist the Commercial and Information Governance Team in particular with undertaking work to ensure that the County Council complies with its statutory obligations to assist the Police with their criminal investigations.

The work to be undertaken involves daily handling of very sensitive and emotionally challenging information. Individuals interested in this position should only apply if they consider themselves to be emotionally and professionally resilient, robust and able to compartmentalise work from their private life.

The successful candidate will predominantly be working with the team member who is the lead for this work but will be expected to be flexible to assist other members of the team as well where business need demands.

The demand for work in this area of law is very high and the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate a readiness to adapt his/her working pattern accordingly.

The successful candidate must have a very good command of the English language and well developed communication and IT skills so as to liaise with officers throughout the County Council, the Police and other statutory bodies.

Interested in this role and what we can offer?

We care about our staff so we want to offer you a competitive salary, generous holidays and access to our pension scheme.

Applicants need to be aware that the role will require remote working, i.e. working from home with office attendance as required.

If this role interests you please contact Sieglinde Erwee via e-mail sieglinde.erwee@lincolnshire.gov.uk for an informal chat if you wish.

Closing date for applications is  midnight on 20th June 2021

Interviews will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams on 7th July 2021.

At the current time during the Coronavirus restrictions,  all our employees are working from home if they are able to do so to support the health and safety of all of our colleagues.  We are embracing new ways of working and we are anticipating that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role. You will be  given a nominated contractual work base and once current restrictions are lifted you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.

 

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check

 

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.