Interview date: week commencing 19 September 2022
We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person with excellent organisational and administration skills to work as a Legal Support Officer in the Contracts & Procurement Law Team, within Legal Services.
About the role
This is a friendly and very busy team supporting a wide range of client departments including Housing & Property, Social Care and Public Health, City Services & Infrastructure and Corporate Contracts, ICT and Professional Services. The role requires working at least 2/3 days in the office at Hove Town Hall with some flexibility to work from home on other days.
You will need to be adaptable and details-focused in your approach to a range of administrative duties. You will be an organised self-starter with experience of a wide range of IT systems including MS Office, Outlook, SharePoint and Excel as well as case management software.
Experience of working in a legal environment is desirable but not essential.
You will be joining a well-respected local government Legal Services team and will benefit from a genuine commitment to professional development for all of our staff.
For further information or for a discussion, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (Monday-Thursday).
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
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