RQ1298062(SJ) – Legal Officer

Job Details


  • To support the lawyers in the provision of legal advice to the Councils, Members and Officers, and support the provision of legal solutions in relevant areas of legal work to enable the Councils to progress with corporate goals.
  • To assist lawyers and senior lawyers in the provision of legal expertise, in a shared back office support service, contributing to the delivery of a portfolio of high quality, solution focused legal work in more than one discipline and across multiple sites, to customers in different organisation
  • To provide legal and administrative support across children’s and adult’s social care and safeguarding and education.


1. To support the lawyers and senior lawyers with a caseload of legal work, including personal responsibility for matters, including, but not limited to, carrying out research, drafting court pleadings, statements and correspondence, preparation of bundles and instructions to counsel, telephone conversations with customers and third parties in respect of cases, attendance at court with counsel as required, and at meetings with customers and third parties. Appropriate supervision as required by Lexcel will be provided, but the Legal Officers will be expected to work autonomously to produce creative and innovative solutions to legal issues
2. To provide support if required to strategic projects across multi-functional teams,
3. To carry out advocacy on preliminary matters if required to do so, and not to instruct external support except in accordance with agreed procedures
4. To work with the Administrative Support Team to ensure that all support tasks are carried out at the relevant level
5. To provide advice to customers on legal matters, and liaise with other parties in proceedings in respect of the conduct of the case, with the ability to and responsibility for making appropriate decisions without supervision
6. To work some evenings, weekends and occasional public holidays in order to meet the service requirements of customers and in order to ensure appropriate representation of the Councils with residents, elected members, and external bodies.
7. Other duties – the job description indicates the main areas of activity for this post. From time to time other tasks/duties maybe required which are commensurate with the general area of responsibility and grade of the post.

Umbrella hourly rate – £24.89