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Head of Legal Services

  • Job reference: LSHOL/1102
  • Location: East London, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Qualified
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Job description: We are currently recruiting for a Head of Legal Services (Band 8a) for an NHS hospital based in East London. This role is for a fixed 12-month contract and is ideal for someone who has previous legal experience in an NHS environment.


* To provide a responsive, resolution-focused and effective complaints and legal claims service within the Trust
* Work closely with Medical Director / Chief Nurse to ensure the highest possible standard of claim settlement and claims cost containment
* Lead the response and resolution team to ensure that the Trust management of legal claims is responsive, timely and effective
* Handle and manage all clinical negligence, personal injury, and employer's liability and public liability legal claims
* Be responsible for the line management of the administrator for legal services.


* Educated to degree level and a legal qualification such as Solicitor or Legal Executive
* A risk management qualification is desirable but not essential
* Substantive complaints and claims handling/clinical governance/risk management experience, preferably within an acute NHS setting
* Knowledge/understanding of confidentiality issues

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying please contact Lloyd Stanley:
Telephone: 01772 208969
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Service Care Legal is a specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent professionals to Private Practices, Local Authorities and In-house Legal Departments nationwide. We have in-depth experience of recruiting at all levels within the legal industry and consultants who specialise in specific markets to ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who's an expert in your area.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus if you know of anyone who may be interested in this role. Please contact Lloyd on 01772 208969 with any referrals.