Senior Paralegal

Location: Leyland, South Ribble
Salary: £35,745 to £36,648

Hours: 36.25 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term contract (12 months)
Closing Date: 28 March 2023

We are looking for an enthusiastic Legal Officer to join our Legal team who is committed to the development of a positive, professional, and forward-looking service.

This opportunity has arisen because the current post holder is about to go on maternity leave.

You should be enthusiastic and confident with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

What you’ll be getting up to

This is an excellent opportunity for a lawyer to develop and broaden their professional skills. You would be working across two local authorities and at times would need to travel between them.
You will have the opportunity to work in a number of diverse areas relevant to a district council including prosecutions, planning, contracts and litigation.
You’ll manage casework for your client departments, with the support of the Legal Services Team Leader

Who we’re looking for

You will have experience of working within a legal department
You will be educated to degree level.
Local government experience is preferred but not essential, but you should have a flexible approach and be able to deliver in a busy and challenging environment.

Our Benefits

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (and Christmas shutdown)
Hybrid/agile working from day one
Local Government pension
Healthcare Cash Plan for cash back on health treatments
Cashback website access for savings on brands you love
Free parking

About Us

At South Ribble Council, our mission is to provide a first-class service and improve the quality of life for our communities. Our staff are our greatest resource in helping us achieve this. They’re at the heart of everything we do and are crucial to the delivery of excellent services.

Working Together

We share a number of our services with Chorley Council. This allows for improved resilience across both councils and provides numerous benefits to our operations. Whilst some staff and back-end processes are shared between the Councils, both Councils still retain sovereignty and have separate strategies and corporate plans.

Additional information

Applicants are advised to apply early. We reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date.

Equal Opportunities

We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to the elimination of unfair and unlawful discrimination and prejudice in all our policies, procedures, and practices.

We’re committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and accessible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, please contact us via the “Contact Us” page on our website.

If you are disabled or your last employer was the armed forces, and you meet all the essential criteria of a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

To apply please visit Senior Paralegal in South Ribble – Chorley Council & South Ribble Council (