Paralegal - Legal Services

£12.26 - £14 per hour
12 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Aberdeen City Council Job Description Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for. Location: Marischal College Duration: Part Time 18.5 hours per week, Fixed Term for up to 52 weeks Aberdeen City Council has recently modernised the way it delivers its in-house legal service which provides legal and commercial advice to the Council and public sector partners. Aberdeen City Council is one of Scotland’s largest councils and this is an exciting time to work for Legal Services where successful applicants will have the opportunity of being at the heart of some of Scotland’s most exciting projects including the delivery of the City Region Deal and the new Aberdeen Exhibition Conference Centre. We currently have fixed term maternity cover vacancy (for up to 52 weeks) for a Paralegal in our Governance Team. Governance – This team provides legal advice and support in the areas of Data Protection, Freedom of Information, Trust and Charity Law, State Aid, Surveillance Law, and advising a variety of committees and panels. Job Purpose: To provide paralegal support in respect of areas of law advised upon by either the Property, the Planning and Environment, the Governance, the Litigation or the Licensing Team. To provide a right first time customer and solution focused service based on the principles of continuous improvement, professionalism, integrity and best value. Requirements The post holder needs to hold as a minimum: One of the following Relevant law degree including LLB, Law and Management, Law and Business or Public Administration or equivalent Specialist Paralegal qualification in a relevant discipline Graduate Diploma in Law Graduate Certificate in Law in a relevant discipline Responsibilities The post holder is expected to demonstrate: Effective Team work and working on their own initiative Strong organisational skills Effective communication skills, both oral and written Attention to detail and accuracy Ability to prioritise, work to deadlines, and manage a number of matters concurrently Adaptability to the changing priorities and working practices of the Service and the Council as a whole The Individual Please see the Job Profile for further details. Aberdeen City Council also offers favourable terms and conditions including flexible working and salary sacrifice schemes. For more information on the vacancies, please don’t hesitate to contact Craig Veitch, Team Leader, Property on 01224 522465 or at or Jess Anderson, Team Leader, Governance on 01224 522553 or at This job was originally posted as

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