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Apprentice Paralegal

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are excited to offer two Paralegal apprenticeship opportunities to join our ever-growing Legal Services team.  One with our non-contentious team which may include commercial property, commercial contracts, highways and rights of way work and the other with our contentious team which may include childcare, adult social care, education, employment and litigation work.

This will be ideal if you are looking to kick-start your career in the legal world, have a strong interest in the public sector and want to develop your knowledge within an ambitious and empowering legal team.  We are a passionate and forward-thinking organisation where you will gain experience in complex legal matters that changes people’s lives and works to protect those most vulnerable in our community.  

You will work alongside our highly skilled Solicitors and Legal support staff who are ready to share their knowledge and experience with you whilst supporting you to complete your Level 3 Paralegal apprenticeship with CILEX.  

Please specify on your application in the further information section if you are applying for the non-contentious or contentious role.

Main Responsibility

  • Supporting senior legal colleagues at case-related meetings and other legal proceedings to gain hands-on experience
  • Assisting with case management and document preparation
  • Undertaking research on various aspects of law
  • Handling sensitive and confidential information in line with policy and statutory requirements

The Ideal Candidate

We would like you to:

  • have gained GCSE in Maths and English minimum grade C/4, GCSE/A level law preferred or equivalent
  • have a proven interest in law, and a real desire to learn and understand the work done by this public sector service
  • great team working skills
  • able to organise your own work effectively
  • be flexible in your approach to work as priorities can change quickly
  • have an understanding of client needs and expectations

For more information or for an informal chat about this role, please contact Samantha Gibson, Interim Deputy Legal Services Manager (Contentious), or Imran Razaq, Deputy Legal Services Manager (Non-Contentious),

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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