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Salary
£39,942 to £43,254 Per year Principle Officer 1
Type
Permanent
Posted
10 January 2023 09:55:00
Closing Date:
25 January 2023 17:00:00
Description
A bit about the role…
To assist the Director of Evolve and the Heads of Legal Services (Force Solicitors), in providing a comprehensive legal service to the Police and Crime Commissioners and the Chief Constables (the clients), their officers and staff across Durham Constabulary, North Yorkshire Police and Cleveland Police.
 
You will be part of a highly motivated and skilled in-house legal team working across three police forces
This is an exciting opportunity to work with a diverse, vibrant, and professional team and in a supportive, rewarding and fast-paced environment, with an interesting and varied workload
 
What we offer…
 
Durham Constabulary is one of the top-performing police forces in the UK.
We are an equal opportunities employer and boasts generous terms and conditions of employment including: 
  • minimum of 26 days annual leave rising to 31 days after five years continuous service plus bank holidays. Pro rata for part time posts
  • A defined benefit pension scheme (career average) with death in service benefit.
  • Flexible working arrangements including flexi-time and occasional remote/home working,
  • Access to a range of Health and Wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance programme 
  • Access to a wide range of Staff Networking groups  
  • Access to a range of high street discount services e.g. Blue Light Card
  • Interest free loans
A bit about you…
You will be able to provide legal advice, support, assistance and representation across the Evolve Legal Services clients, regarding operational matters as well as a wide range of other issues affecting the Forces.
Particular experience of supervision and management of own caseload and casework, including legal costs and activity recording is needed. Alongside experience which includes making Court Applications, advocacy, and attendance at Court, complying with Court Directions/Orders, preparing witness statements, dealing with costs issues and briefing Counsel. 
Working in a fast-paced environment requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, alongside a flexibility to work from any of the Evolve office locations, from time to time, as requested.

 

 

Qualifications / Experience Test
  • To possess a Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, e.g. Postgraduate Diploma in Law, LLB.
  • Qualified Solicitor with practicing certificate or qualified to practice Barrister with practicing certificate
  • To be a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) with appropriate advocacy qualifications
  • Post qualification experience (0-5) and professional legal experience in relevant areas of law and practice
  • Experience of supervision and management of own caseload and casework, including legal costs and activity recording
  • Knowledge and some experience in the conduct and management of matters in any of the following fields:
  1. Operational advice on policing matters and PACE matters.
  2. Civil Orders (preventative/protective)
  3. Disclosure/GDPR
  4. Judicial Review
  5. Commercial Matters
  6. Coroner’s inquests

How to apply

For further information please view the Job Description

To apply please forward a copy of your CV along with a covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria for the role by 5pm on Wednesday 25th January 2023, please indicate in your covering letter the job reference number and the job in which you are applying.

Please complete the Equality and Monitoring form and return this with your CV

The above should be returned to human.resources@durham.police.uk.

 Candidates must have indefinite leave to work and live in the UK and be free from any restriction. Any successful candidate will be asked to provide evidence of this.

 Hard copy CVs will not be accepted.

 Candidates will be contacted via email in relation to the recruitment process and are advised to also check Junk/Spam folders for email updates. 

 

 

Contact Email
human.resources@durham.police.uk
Job Reference
293/22