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Lawyer/Senior Lawyer – Executive and Operational Support

OCC, Wymondham 
Full Time (37 Hours) - Permanent 
£39,585 to £50,250 (dependent on experience) 
Friday 2 July 2021 at 5pm 
Please quote Ref: C971b on application form 

We are offering a great opportunity to join our small, friendly legal team, to undertake varied, fast-paced and challenging work for Norfolk Constabulary.  The Legal Services Department provides legal advice and representation to the Chief Constable, the Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner and to our collaborative police partners.  The work undertaken by the Department is wide ranging and includes operational advice and orders, civil actions against the police, police misconduct, inquests, disclosure, employment and commercial law.  Lawyers working within the Department can expect a varied and challenging caseload. 

You will assist with a varied case load that will include – inquests, public inquiries, police powers and operational policing advice and representation.  The role will include applications before the Magistrates’ Court for orders including stalking, domestic violence, and anti-social behaviour.   You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or fully qualified Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, with an ability and keenness to learn new areas of law.  You will, ideally, have knowledge of criminal law and proceedings and civil orders in the Magistrates’ Court. 

 

It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:  

  • Qualified Barrister or Solicitor with a current practising certificate, or a fully qualified Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives  

  • Recent, relevant and substantial experience of effectively managing their own case load undertaking work in some or all of the areas listed section 1 of the Appendix (Operational Support).  

  • Recent advocacy experience  

  • Excellent spoken, written and inter-personal skills with an ability to adapt their style to meet the needs of the client  

  • Ability to work as part of a team and demonstrate effective problem solving and negotiation skills with a desire and aptitude to learn new areas of law  

  • Ability to manage own workload with limited supervision and to be adaptable and responsive to the diverse requests of the in-house client  

  • Ability to work on an on-call rota including weekends and bank holidays if required  

  • Ability to travel in order to attend Court, meetings or events both in and out of the County (including at short notice)  

  • Good IT, organisational and administrative skills including the ability to generate own documents and letters using Microsoft Word and Outlook (as a minimum), manage own diary and maintain tidy and ordered files  

 

It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria: 

  • Recent, relevant and substantial experience of effectively managing their own case load undertaking work in some or all of the areas listed section 2 of the Appendix (Executive Support).  

  • Recent relevant experience in any of the workstreams referred to in sections 3 to 7 of the Appendix  

  • Experience of working with the police  

  • Supervisory experience  

  • Experience of using a legal case management software and time recording  

 

Hours of work are 37 per week Monday to Friday.  This post is offered on a permanent basis. 

Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role. Opportunities may also be available for working compressed hours and for some homeworking. 

The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010.   

Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process. 

Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment should download the application pack for vacancy C971b here.  

These forms as well as application guidance notes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section. 

Please return completed application packs by email to [email protected]