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Paralegal

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/816/13477
  • Published: Fri 23/04/2021, 16:12 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/05/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,991 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Leatherhead

Surrey County Council is seeking to recruit a Paralegal to work across the Contracts and Property teams in Legal Services. The position is fixed term until 30 September 2020 with the possibility of extension (subject to funding).

The person appointed to this post will have conduct of their own caseload of contractual and property matters, primarily focusing on the conversion of schools to academy status. 

To be shortlisted for interview, applicants’ personal statements must demonstrate experience of or aptitude for:

  • Advising on contracts, property and public/administrative law matters;
  • Undertaking commercial negotiation of legal documents;
  • Providing solutions-focused and risk-aware advice;
  • Working effectively as a team;
  • Managing competing priorities to strict deadlines; and
  • Providing exemplary client care.

The successful applicant will receive comprehensive training and support and will be working to make Surrey a better place for its residents.

The administrative base for the Council’s Legal Services is Woodhatch Place (Reigate), however, the Council adopts an agile working policy with flexible working arrangements which includes access to our office in Weybridge as well as remote working. We intend to continue working in a flexible manner in the future. The team are very approachable (even when working remotely) so there will always be someone to provide you with support and discuss matters with.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow. 

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council. 

Additional Information

Contact Details

If you have a question about the role, please contact Simoine Morgan-Barnes by email: simoine.morganbarnes@surreycc.gov.uk . We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 09 May 2021.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 17th May 2021.

This is a fixed term contract position until 30th September 2021.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/816/13477
  • Published: Fri 23/04/2021, 16:12 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/05/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,991 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Leatherhead

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