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Principal Legal Officer

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Job ID:

8030

Practice Area(s):

Information Law

Location:

Lincolnshire, East of England 

Role:

Legal Assistant or Paralegal
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

28.01.2019

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

Salary: £27,358 - £30,756

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Principal Legal Officer to support our clients in their compliance with Information Law. The Commercial and Information Governance Team provides advice to the County Council, Districts Councils and to other external public bodies who engage our services.

The main areas of responsibility will be advising clients on:

(a) all aspects of Information Law (including amongst others GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018, Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004);

(b) complaints received by the Council both corporate and statutory. This will include liaising with different client departments to collate information and drafting of responses for corporate complaints to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman  whilst acting as the Council's single point of contact for the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.

The candidate will ideally have a solid level of knowledge and a detailed understanding of Information Law including the regulatory process surrounding this area of law. Specific local government experience in this area of law is mandatory.

The candidate will also need to demonstrate good literacy and IT skills, the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with the specific ability to draft legal advice, letters and reports in clear and in plain English and an ability to work as part of an existing team.

Interested in this role and what we can offer?

We care about our staff so we want to offer you a competitive salary, generous holidays and access to our pension scheme. It is important to us that you have an excellent work/life balance and the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in a supportive Local Authority setting where no two days are the same!

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

For an informal chat, please contact Sieglinde Erwee on 01522 552598.

Closing Date:
3rd March 2019

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack (to be found by clicking through on the "enquire/apply" button below) prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns
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Legal Services Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire, East of England, United Kingdom

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Legal Services Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire, East of England, United Kingdom
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Principal Legal Officer

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

8030

Practice Area(s):

Information Law

Location:

Lincolnshire, East of England 

Role:

Legal Assistant or Paralegal
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

28.01.2019

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

Salary: £27,358 - £30,756

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Principal Legal Officer to support our clients in their compliance with Information Law. The Commercial and Information Governance Team provides advice to the County Council, Districts Councils and to other external public bodies who engage our services.

The main areas of responsibility will be advising clients on:

(a) all aspects of Information Law (including amongst others GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018, Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004);

(b) complaints received by the Council both corporate and statutory. This will include liaising with different client departments to collate information and drafting of responses for corporate complaints to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman  whilst acting as the Council's single point of contact for the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.

The candidate will ideally have a solid level of knowledge and a detailed understanding of Information Law including the regulatory process surrounding this area of law. Specific local government experience in this area of law is mandatory.

The candidate will also need to demonstrate good literacy and IT skills, the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with the specific ability to draft legal advice, letters and reports in clear and in plain English and an ability to work as part of an existing team.

Interested in this role and what we can offer?

We care about our staff so we want to offer you a competitive salary, generous holidays and access to our pension scheme. It is important to us that you have an excellent work/life balance and the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in a supportive Local Authority setting where no two days are the same!

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

For an informal chat, please contact Sieglinde Erwee on 01522 552598.

Closing Date:
3rd March 2019

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack (to be found by clicking through on the "enquire/apply" button below) prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns