Legal Professional Support

Cape Cornwall, Penzance
£18,327 to £21,748 depending on experience (F Grade)
14 Jun 2021
28 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Ref number – 21000129
Salary - £18,327 to £21,748 depending on experience (F Grade)
Hours – 37
Contract type – permanent

We are seeking a full time, permanent Legal Professional Support to be part of our Regulatory and Litigation Team.

You will be part of an experienced Team assisting the Council on all aspects of litigation. The role will include providing comprehensive professional support to lawyers in Legal Services in relation to legal case matters, for example; coordination of cases in case management system, supporting fee earners in the delivery of legal work by undertaking such tasks as are allocated, audio digital typing, electronic filing, preparing bundles and administering the Legal Helpline. Additionally, you will be required to provide support to other strands of the Assurance Service when required.

This is a varied and interesting role working within a small and friendly team.  Support and training will be provided. Don’t worry if you don’t have local government experience as we’ll give you the support you need to develop.

Cornwall Council is an employer of choice, providing career opportunities in a supportive environment and seeks to promote work life balance.  There are many benefits of working for Cornwall Council such as a defined benefit pension scheme, family friendly leave, flexible working in terms of location and hours, on-site parking and facilities.  The Council is following the Government’s pandemic guidance and so there will be a need for some home working.

Our excellent employee benefits coupled with the diverse breadth of practice and experience to be gained provides an exciting opportunity that few organisations can match, in one of the country’s most beautiful counties.  With numerous beaches and stunning countryside on offer this is an unrivalled opportunity for quality of life with a rewarding career.

For a conversation about the role please contact Jess on 07565203156.

Please view the role profile, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form.

This position will be subject to a criminal record disclosure check.

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall.  In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits. 

Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified, the current Government guidance around social distancing and our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.

More information about working for Cornwall Council is available here

Closing date – Monday 28th June 2021

Interview date – Tuesday 6th June 2021