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Principal Legal Officer

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Sector
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £27.04 per hour
Published about 2 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Kim Martin
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Job description

Role: BESL / Principal Legal Officer

Rate of Pay: £27.04

Location: Working from home

Duration: 3 months with possible extension

Hours: Monday to Friday, 37hrs per week

Job Summary:

The post holder will be responsible for providing legal advice to the Department of Justice on its powers and duties.

They will join a small team of lawyers who are responsible for advising the Department of Justice and it's agencies -the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service, the Northern Ireland Prison Service, the Forensic Science Agency and the Youth Justice Agency on a wide range of legal issues including some work on primary and secondary legislation.

The work is very varied and interesting and sometimes requires advice to be provided within short response times.

Experience Required:

Qualified Solicitor/Barrister

Ability to work independently when required

Desirable:

Experience of criminal justice matters would be an advantage.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Access NI Disclosure check at a cost of £18/£33 and further checks maybe required. 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, Kim Martin 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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