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Local Authority Paralegal - Herefordshire

  • Job reference: JW/0207/PARA
  • Location: Herefordshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Non-Qualified, Non-Qualified, Support Staff, Support Staff
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Job description: PARALEGAL
HEREFORDSHIRE LOCAL AUTHORITY
INITIAL 6 MONTH CONTRACT
PAY - £10-£12 PER HOUR


This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Paralegal to join a reputable Local Authority in Herefordshire.


*To qualify you must have either completed the Legal Practice Course or have Level 3-6 CILEX qualification.
*The post holder will carry a caseload of varied legal work and be responsible for completing all matters in accordance with good legal practice and client service specification.
*You will be expected to research and provide operational legal support on matters such as adult social care, education, criminal and civil litigation under supervision commensurate with the type of work
*This is a position with varied, challenging legal work plus advising in a political environment.
*The legal team supports the council in carrying out all of its functions whether service delivery, development of strategy or delivery of major developments and initiatives. The service takes the lead for litigation on behalf of the local authority as well as working proactively with services to provide comprehensive legal advice, and guidance on a vast range of legal issues.
*The demand for the service has increased and will continue to see a pull on demand as the council addresses challenges and changes in the way it operates. It is also an opportunity to work in a beautiful county for an authority committed to ongoing improvement in all aspects of its organisation and service delivery. Position is full time (37 hours per week) and flexible working available.


The successful candidate will have:


*Completed the Legal Practice Course or have Level 3-6 CILEX qualification
*Previous experience working in a paralegal position
*Excellent attention to detail and experience using Microsoft office applications, including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.


Should you wish to discuss this role before applying please contact John Wilson on
Telephone 01772 208969
Email john.wilson@servicecare.org.uk.
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We also offer a £250 referral bonus if you know of anyone who may be interested in this role. Please contact John on 01772 208969 with any referrals.


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.