Legal Support Officer (Practice Management)
CEC NJC – Grade 4
£19,312 to £19,698 per annum
Ref No E1340
Closing Date 12/12/21
To undertake a wide range of administrative and support functions for colleagues across the Legal Team at all levels and contribute to the efficient and effective delivery of legal services to the Council.
Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work. As one of the largest employers in the borough, we are able to offer you a wide range of challenging and rewarding career opportunities.
At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.
If you want to be part of our award-winning council and contribute to our ongoing success, have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate, are committed to working as part of a team and striving to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and want our workforce to reflect the diversity of our local communities so that we can all work for a brighter future – together.
We want you to join our dynamic and modern legal team! You’ll be involved in an interesting and diverse range of work, reflective of the Council’s strong ambitions for the future. There are a number of major Council projects and initiatives underway which require the support of the Council’s Legal Services Team. As Legal Support Officer, you will play a crucial role supporting the needs of wider team, and will be involved in some interesting projects. We are building upon an already strong team, and if you want to work in a supportive and friendly environment with opportunities to expand your skills and experience, we would love to hear from you.
We are seeking a Legal Support Officer to work within the Practice Management Team (Legal Services). The role will provide legal and procedural advice and services in the most effective and efficient way to meet the requirements of the Council as a whole and specific Services and Departments.
Undertaking a wide range of administrative and support functions across a busy Legal Team. This includes use of IT standard software packages and case management system, administration of large numbers legal files and document storage according to document retention guidelines. Use and advice of department systems, processes and interpretation of legislation and procedures to meet needs of the business. Supporting other staff in processing of invoices and other financial matters.
We believe people are our greatest asset. That’s why we’ve gone out of our way to give staff everything you they need to make their job easier. At Cheshire East, you’ll receive:
- 25 days paid holiday a year increasing to 30 days after 5 years continuous local government employment
- A career average salary local government pension scheme
- Opportunities for training and development
- Flexible working arrangements
For an informal chat about this role please contact Liz Newman, Legal Practice Manager 01270-685836
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