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Legal Officer – Neighbourhood Enforcement

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Job ID:

18729

Practice Area(s):

Litigation

Location:

Bedfordshire, East of England 

Role:

Legal Executive, Legal Assistant or Paralegal
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Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Full-Time

Posted:

30.09.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

LBC02300
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Job Description:

(L7) £29,577 - £32,234 per year, pro rata

Fixed term/ Secondment (1 Year)

Full Time - 37 hours a week

About the job
We have a great opportunity for a Legal Officer working within the Council’s Legal Services Department.

You’ll provide a broad range of prosecution and associated services in relation to low level anti-social behaviour and public order offences; represent the council as an advocate in court for simple matters, conducting cases from initial instructions to completion

In this vital role, you will have the ability to review evidence relating to offences relevant to the post to determine whether evidential and public interest tests are met in line with the Council’s enforcement and other policies.  Advise as to alternative enforcement mechanisms for offences, e.g. registering fixed penalty notices as fines, in line with the public interest. Assist the Neighbourhood Delivery Service client in developing legal processes and procedures to operate efficiently and for sending robust instructions to Legal Services.

You’ll be required to engage with members of the public on a regular basis, by telephone and in person, and deal with them in a courteous and professional way in a stressful situation in order to avoid the necessity of court action wherever possible.

About you
This is a public facing role so you will need to be able to converse fluently in speaking and writing English.

Our ideal candidate must have demonstrable knowledge of relevant English Law,  knowledge of the Criminal Procedure Rules relating to prosecution of summary only offences and have the ability to conduct simple cases in the Magistrates Court, primarily in early hearings and/or guilty pleas.

Excellent communication skills are vital for this role, as you must be able to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) with client departments, external legal advisers and court staff, with a high level of integrity, whilst able to deal with matters confidentially and sensitivity.  

So if you think you could become an asset to the team, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  We look forward to receiving your application.

For further information or to apply please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

Closing date:  30th October, 2021
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Luton Borough Council
Bedfordshire, East of England, United Kingdom

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Luton Borough Council
Bedfordshire, East of England, United Kingdom
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Legal Officer – Neighbourhood Enforcement

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Job ID:

18729

Practice Area(s):

Litigation

Location:

Bedfordshire, East of England 

Role:

Legal Executive, Legal Assistant or Paralegal
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Full-Time

Posted:

30.09.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

LBC02300
col-wide   

Job Description:

(L7) £29,577 - £32,234 per year, pro rata

Fixed term/ Secondment (1 Year)

Full Time - 37 hours a week

About the job
We have a great opportunity for a Legal Officer working within the Council’s Legal Services Department.

You’ll provide a broad range of prosecution and associated services in relation to low level anti-social behaviour and public order offences; represent the council as an advocate in court for simple matters, conducting cases from initial instructions to completion

In this vital role, you will have the ability to review evidence relating to offences relevant to the post to determine whether evidential and public interest tests are met in line with the Council’s enforcement and other policies.  Advise as to alternative enforcement mechanisms for offences, e.g. registering fixed penalty notices as fines, in line with the public interest. Assist the Neighbourhood Delivery Service client in developing legal processes and procedures to operate efficiently and for sending robust instructions to Legal Services.

You’ll be required to engage with members of the public on a regular basis, by telephone and in person, and deal with them in a courteous and professional way in a stressful situation in order to avoid the necessity of court action wherever possible.

About you
This is a public facing role so you will need to be able to converse fluently in speaking and writing English.

Our ideal candidate must have demonstrable knowledge of relevant English Law,  knowledge of the Criminal Procedure Rules relating to prosecution of summary only offences and have the ability to conduct simple cases in the Magistrates Court, primarily in early hearings and/or guilty pleas.

Excellent communication skills are vital for this role, as you must be able to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) with client departments, external legal advisers and court staff, with a high level of integrity, whilst able to deal with matters confidentially and sensitivity.  

So if you think you could become an asset to the team, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  We look forward to receiving your application.

For further information or to apply please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

Closing date:  30th October, 2021