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Lawyer

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Job ID:

21231

Practice Area(s):

Litigation, Procurement/Contracts, Property

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time, Permanent Part-Time

Posted:

29.04.2022

Employer type:

Central Government
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Job Description:

£52,598

London: £59,182 ; £52,598 National. Legal Officer- up to 1 years PQE: £45,170 London; £41,782 National. The salary is not negotiable.

Location: Bristol, South West (region), BS2 0EL : London, London (region), E20 1HZ : Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber (region), LS1 4AP : Salford, North West (region), M60 9LA

About the job

Summary:

At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.

We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.

Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

HMRC is the UK’s tax payments and customs authority. We have a vital purpose: we collect the money that pays for our public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support. We couldn’t do all this without our dedicated and very important, workforce. We’re one of the largest organisations in the UK and we pride ourselves on our diverse and inclusive working culture.

HMRC Solicitor’s Office and Legal Service (SOLS) gives legal advice on issues arising from HMRC’s work and conducts HMRC’s litigation. Our work impacts the lives of millions, as we help to take forward HMRC’s vital purpose. We have around 1450 people including lawyers, tax professionals, advocates, paralegals and administrators. Our strength is in our diverse people and the inclusive working culture that brings us together.

We work in supportive, specialist teams, that handle a broad range of different areas of law including tax law, commercial law, employer’s liability for personal injury, general public law (including human rights, administrative law, freedom of information), insolvency law, information law and criminal law) focusing on either policy and operational advisory work or litigation.

Job description

Advisory Lawyers:

As an advisory lawyer you will give advice on the interpretation and application of legislation and advise HMRC colleagues and Treasury ministers on business tax, personal tax and national insurance, customs, excise and environmental taxes and VAT law. You will work with Parliamentary Counsel on the annual draft Finance Bill, supporting policy colleagues at all stages of the parliamentary process as well as drafting a high volume of statutory instruments.

As a commercial lawyer you will give advice on high value and complex public procurement and contractual commercial legal issues within government. You will give legal support to HMRC's largest transformation programmes including IT and Estates and support HMRC’s day to day banking and general commercial operations, including all aspects of commercial contracts, intellectual property rights, public procurement and state aid, contract and supplier management, and dispute resolution.

As a criminal lawyer you will give advice and support to investigators and policy makers, supporting HMRC's tax enforcement activity in investigating serious complex fraud and other criminal non-compliance.

Litigation Lawyers

As a litigation lawyer you will conduct litigation across the full range of HMRC work, litigating big tax money cases and cases ranging from resisting judicial review challenges to litigating civil cases against those who benefit from the proceeds of crime. Your cases will often involve novel and challenging points of law and contribute to developing the interpretation of the law. You will work in partnership with counsel from the Attorney General’s Panel, regularly litigating through the higher courts to the Supreme Court.

Who are we looking for?

We are recruiting qualified lawyers and we would like you to apply whatever level of experience you have.

We have vacancies for lawyers in both our advisory and litigation teams. You do not need any existing knowledge of our work or tax experience (although we do welcome applications from lawyers who do have experience); we will give you training and support to develop your knowledge and expertise and you can expect to move teams every few years to build up your skills and experience.

If you have developed a specialism in our work areas, we’d be keen to know about that, so please tell us about it in your application form. Please bear in mind that you will be offered a role in order of merit and not necessarily within your specialism.

Diversity, inclusion and equality

We want everyone to feel valued, supported and comfortable being their true self at work. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer, supporting social mobility giving opportunities to people no matter what their background. That’s why we have several staff diversity networks that cover race, disability, LGBTQ, gender and carers. You’ll be able join any of these networks when you join us and getting involved is easy.

When you join us, you join a friendly and helpful community. We’ll give you the support you need to grow in confidence, help you enjoy your time inside and outside the workplace ensuring you have a good work-life balance. We believe that we are a great place to work.

For more information on our diversity networks see page 7 of the “Your Little Extras and Big Benefits” booklet.

Responsibilities

In addition to meeting the nationality requirements, you must have the right to work in the United Kingdom. You should be aware that it is possible to meet the above nationality requirements and still not be legally entitled to work in the UK. The Home Office has a points-based immigration policy. It is your responsibility to check whether this policy applies to you. You can find further information on the UK Visas and Immigration website.

HMRC welcomes applications from those who need to work a more flexible arrangement and will agree to requests where possible, taking into account our operational and customer service needs. We can’t guarantee that we can meet all requests to work flexibly, as agreement will be subject to business ability to accommodate, and any request to work a more flexible arrangement should be made prior to your acceptance of the provisional offer
Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing
  •  Managing a Quality Service
Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

Online written exercise to test your Legal Skills by a deadline. We will give you all the necessary information, including about the relevant law, to enable you to complete this.

Benefits

• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension

Team members that are moving offices as a result of the Locations Programme will be entitled to a Moves Adjustment Payment for three years where they incur additional costs. This is calculated based on the difference between the costs of travelling to and from the new and old office, over a weekly period. You will get more detail on this as part of targeted locations move communications.

Closing date: 11:30am, Wednesday 18th May 2022

For more information and to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below.
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Lawyer

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Job ID:

21231

Practice Area(s):

Litigation, Procurement/Contracts, Property

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time, Permanent Part-Time

Posted:

29.04.2022

Employer type:

Central Government
col-wide   

Job Description:

£52,598

London: £59,182 ; £52,598 National. Legal Officer- up to 1 years PQE: £45,170 London; £41,782 National. The salary is not negotiable.

Location: Bristol, South West (region), BS2 0EL : London, London (region), E20 1HZ : Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber (region), LS1 4AP : Salford, North West (region), M60 9LA

About the job

Summary:

At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.

We want to maximise the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make a fulfilling career at HMRC accessible to you.

Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

HMRC is the UK’s tax payments and customs authority. We have a vital purpose: we collect the money that pays for our public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support. We couldn’t do all this without our dedicated and very important, workforce. We’re one of the largest organisations in the UK and we pride ourselves on our diverse and inclusive working culture.

HMRC Solicitor’s Office and Legal Service (SOLS) gives legal advice on issues arising from HMRC’s work and conducts HMRC’s litigation. Our work impacts the lives of millions, as we help to take forward HMRC’s vital purpose. We have around 1450 people including lawyers, tax professionals, advocates, paralegals and administrators. Our strength is in our diverse people and the inclusive working culture that brings us together.

We work in supportive, specialist teams, that handle a broad range of different areas of law including tax law, commercial law, employer’s liability for personal injury, general public law (including human rights, administrative law, freedom of information), insolvency law, information law and criminal law) focusing on either policy and operational advisory work or litigation.

Job description

Advisory Lawyers:

As an advisory lawyer you will give advice on the interpretation and application of legislation and advise HMRC colleagues and Treasury ministers on business tax, personal tax and national insurance, customs, excise and environmental taxes and VAT law. You will work with Parliamentary Counsel on the annual draft Finance Bill, supporting policy colleagues at all stages of the parliamentary process as well as drafting a high volume of statutory instruments.

As a commercial lawyer you will give advice on high value and complex public procurement and contractual commercial legal issues within government. You will give legal support to HMRC's largest transformation programmes including IT and Estates and support HMRC’s day to day banking and general commercial operations, including all aspects of commercial contracts, intellectual property rights, public procurement and state aid, contract and supplier management, and dispute resolution.

As a criminal lawyer you will give advice and support to investigators and policy makers, supporting HMRC's tax enforcement activity in investigating serious complex fraud and other criminal non-compliance.

Litigation Lawyers

As a litigation lawyer you will conduct litigation across the full range of HMRC work, litigating big tax money cases and cases ranging from resisting judicial review challenges to litigating civil cases against those who benefit from the proceeds of crime. Your cases will often involve novel and challenging points of law and contribute to developing the interpretation of the law. You will work in partnership with counsel from the Attorney General’s Panel, regularly litigating through the higher courts to the Supreme Court.

Who are we looking for?

We are recruiting qualified lawyers and we would like you to apply whatever level of experience you have.

We have vacancies for lawyers in both our advisory and litigation teams. You do not need any existing knowledge of our work or tax experience (although we do welcome applications from lawyers who do have experience); we will give you training and support to develop your knowledge and expertise and you can expect to move teams every few years to build up your skills and experience.

If you have developed a specialism in our work areas, we’d be keen to know about that, so please tell us about it in your application form. Please bear in mind that you will be offered a role in order of merit and not necessarily within your specialism.

Diversity, inclusion and equality

We want everyone to feel valued, supported and comfortable being their true self at work. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer, supporting social mobility giving opportunities to people no matter what their background. That’s why we have several staff diversity networks that cover race, disability, LGBTQ, gender and carers. You’ll be able join any of these networks when you join us and getting involved is easy.

When you join us, you join a friendly and helpful community. We’ll give you the support you need to grow in confidence, help you enjoy your time inside and outside the workplace ensuring you have a good work-life balance. We believe that we are a great place to work.

For more information on our diversity networks see page 7 of the “Your Little Extras and Big Benefits” booklet.

Responsibilities

In addition to meeting the nationality requirements, you must have the right to work in the United Kingdom. You should be aware that it is possible to meet the above nationality requirements and still not be legally entitled to work in the UK. The Home Office has a points-based immigration policy. It is your responsibility to check whether this policy applies to you. You can find further information on the UK Visas and Immigration website.

HMRC welcomes applications from those who need to work a more flexible arrangement and will agree to requests where possible, taking into account our operational and customer service needs. We can’t guarantee that we can meet all requests to work flexibly, as agreement will be subject to business ability to accommodate, and any request to work a more flexible arrangement should be made prior to your acceptance of the provisional offer
Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing
  •  Managing a Quality Service
Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

Online written exercise to test your Legal Skills by a deadline. We will give you all the necessary information, including about the relevant law, to enable you to complete this.

Benefits

• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension

Team members that are moving offices as a result of the Locations Programme will be entitled to a Moves Adjustment Payment for three years where they incur additional costs. This is calculated based on the difference between the costs of travelling to and from the new and old office, over a weekly period. You will get more detail on this as part of targeted locations move communications.

Closing date: 11:30am, Wednesday 18th May 2022

For more information and to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below.