Legal Officer – Legal Services

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Legal Officer – Legal Services
Ashton Under Lyne
Contract / Temporary

Tameside 0007 E7FE / 1

Posted: 6th September 2023 10:37
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  • Pay Rate:

    £16.06 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday- Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • Ashton Under Lyne,

    OL6 6DL

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Temporary Legal Officer – Legal Services

 Reference no:  Tameside 0007 E7FE / 1

 Pay Rate: £16.06 per hour PAYE

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 2 months

City: Ashton Under Lyne

Mainly homeworking but some office attendance maybe required. 


The post holder will provide legal advice and assistance and undertake legal casework under supervision of solicitors arising mainly in relation to Social Services issues –Child  and Adult Care

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake legal casework in the area of Social Services
  • Provide legal support to solicitors, mainly in the area of Social Services, but also in other areas of legal as required
  • Provide administrative support as required
  • Provide a full range of professional legal advice and services to the Council and its various client departments, as required
  • Undertake such other tasks as appropriate to the grade of the post, as may be assigned from time to time
  • Maintain and follow appropriate office procedures and to provide relevant statistical and management information
  • Support and cover for other staff, to manage/supervise other staff as may be appropriate, to participate in development appraisal reviews and identification of training needs

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.


Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.


Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • CILEX Professional Diploma in Law (Level 3) or equivalent legal qualification


  • Experience in children and family law is required.

 Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to manage a complex range of functions and manage multiple priorities with confidence.
  • Ability to maintain focus and objectivity under various conditions and skill in maintaining a multi priority workload, progresses a variety of ideas and plans concurrently. Evidences targets set by self and others to meet demanding timescales.
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify and respond to risks to the achievement of operational objectives and strategic priorities and pressure.
  • Skills to analyse a wide range of data and other sources of information, to break them down into component parts, patterns and relationships.

***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.

Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.

Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).



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Legal Officer – Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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