JOB POST: Senior Solicitor (Litigation) @ Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Cambuslang/Hamilton/Newbridge: Apply by March 31

About the organisation:

The Service was established on 1 April 2013, bringing together the collective skills and experience from across Scotland’s previous eight Fire and Rescue Services.

Now, as a national organisation, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service deliver our front-line services locally across the 3 Service Delivery Areas (SDA’s) in the North, East and West of Scotland.

Job description:

To be part of a small team responsible for the effective delivery of a comprehensive range of multidisciplinary legal services to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

In particular to lead a small Litigation Team (Solicitors, Paralegals and Legal Assistants) in the specialist area of Employment and in general litigation (Enforcement, Fatal Accident Inquiries, Debt Recovery, Health and Safety) and advise Senior Management and Members of high profile and sensitive legal issues.

There will also be a requirement to support business as usual activity in other areas such as governance and statutory duties which include Data Protection, Human Rights and Equalities, Health and Safety, Fire Safety and Enforcement.

The Senior Solicitor will be a Deputy Data Protection Officer and more generally deputise for the Legal Services Manager in terms of general Legal Services Team management.

Location:
Flexible (Cambuslang, Hamilton or Newbridge).

Closing Date: 31 March 2019

Eligibility:
  • Degree (LLB) in Scots Law or equivalent e.g. intra UK Transfer Test and Examinations.
  • Diploma in Legal Practice or equivalent depending upon year of qualification (e.g. PEAT 1 andPEAT 2).
  • Current Practicing Certificate (unrestricted) issued by the Law Society of Scotland.
  • Minimum of 3 years Post Qualifying Experience, exceptions will be considered subject to proven track record in Employment Law.
Salary:

£42,051 – £45,283

Contact info:

If you have any further questions, please contact the Workforce Planning and Resourcing Team on 01698 402391 or email SFRS.PODVacancies[at]firescotland.gov.uk.

Official link:

For full details,  click here.

To apply, click here.

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