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Legal Support Officer

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/816/629
  • Published: Tue 09/04/2019, 10:50 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 25/04/2019, 0:55 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £21,169 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Kingston upon Thames, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames ,

Description

 £21,169 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2DN. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. 

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 24 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.

About the role

Since April 2016 Surrey County Council Legal Services have been working in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council and West Sussex County Council as part of Orbis Public Law. The vision is to create 'A single, resilient, sustainable cost effective legal service with a public service ethos with an ability and ambition to grow' This partnership creates one of the largest public sector legal services in the UK and presents unrivalled opportunities to share our knowledge, experience and understanding across teams and Authorities.

Working in a busy open plan office this role requires you to work cooperatively as part of a team to deliver a seamless business support and administrative service to more than 45 lawyers in Surrey County Council's legal department. The post is situated in a sensitive and confidential legal environment and requires exceptional organisational and IT skills, the ability to prioritise work and to clear focus on meeting deadlines. The post holder will be expected to make straightforward decisions relating to their role.

The Legal Support Officer will be responsible for the production and management of Court litigation bundles which includes photocopying, updating and indexing evidence.

The post holder will be expected to meet strict Court deadlines so ability to cope under pressure is essential. You will also need to liaise with Courts, other parties and agencies in relation to litigation bundles. The post holder will also be expected to provide secretarial support to lawyers e.g. typing correspondence, reports and documents and answering telephone calls. Other duties include maintaining information databases, administration work with regards to loaning and return of the county's deeds and legal library subscriptions.

You will be responsible for opening files for lawyers and the physical retrieval and archiving of such files. Access to files and books are located on three different levels within County Hall. You will be required to organise, locate, retrieve, and lift such materials and climb stepladders to access these. You will also handle incoming mail and answer the department's reception telephone line.

Additional information

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Susan Rose on 0208 541 9028 or by e-mail at susan.rose@surreycc.gov.uk. We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 24 April 2019.

Interviews will take place on 02 and 03 May 2019.

About the organisation

Values and Behaviours

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/816/629
  • Published: Tue 09/04/2019, 10:50 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 25/04/2019, 0:55 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £21,169 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Kingston upon Thames, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames ,

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