Principal Legal Officer
Grafton Recruitment are working in partnership with the Northern Ireland Civil Service to recruit a temporary Principal Legal Officer to start ASAP for a duration of 3 Months (initially).
Pay rate: 0-12 week's £16.50per hour
13+ week's £25.38 per hour
Location: Belfast, BT1
Hours: Mon - Fri (9.00am - 5.00pm)
There is a wide variety of legal work in the Northern Ireland Civil Service through the Departmental Solicitors' Office (Advice, Advocacy, Conveyancing, public, employment law etc.) Coroner office, and the Public Prosecution Service (Criminal Law etc).
- Must be a solicitor or barrister entitled to practise in Northern Ireland, and have 1 year's relevant post qualification experience gained within the last 4 years.
Certain types of work will also require additional relevant experience.
- The Departmental Solicitor's Office provides opportunities to work at the centre of the government of Northern Ireland, advising on the key functions of Departments, helping them exercise their powers, often working at the leading edge of policy, administrative and case law legal issues of the day. Work includes drafting and advising on a wide range of litigation, including at EU level, as well as on industrial relations, planning, environmental, agricultural, social policy, economic and commercial issues at the heart of government.
- Departmental Solicitor's Office sits within the Government Legal Service for Northern Ireland which includes other government legal offices.
Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Access NI Disclosure check at a cost of £18/£33. A person's criminal record will not, in itself, debar that person from being appointed to this post. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence.
To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, Lesley-Anne Fitzgerald will be in touch to confirm if you have been shortlisted.
**PLEASE NOTE THIS ROLE MAY BE FILLED VERY QUICKLY BUT WE WILL KEEP YOUR DETAILS ON FILE FOR ANY FUTURE ROLES THAT COME THROUGH THAT YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN**
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