Paralegal Apprentice, Legal Services

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 10/07/2022 23:59
£4.81 per hour
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall, Morpeth
Number of posts:
Closing date:
10 Jul
Further Information

Paralegal Apprentice, Legal Services

To apply: please complete the Application Form found in the supporting documents or by clicking on this link and completing online- https://nland.uk/ApprenticeshipApplyNow

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service
Northumberland County Council is a progressive local authority supported by an experienced and talented Legal Services team with high standards in the provision of timely, accurate and quality legal advice. The successful apprentice will work alongside experienced staff undertaking a range of duties from providing advice to drafting in the following areas of work; civil and criminal litigation, contracts, conveyancing, children’s social care, adult social care, licensing, planning and highways.

The role
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Legal Services Team for an apprentice. Although applicants do not need to have any prior experience, they must be willing to undertake duties to gain experience in Legal Services supported with offsite training.

The ability to talk to customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

This opportunity provides experience to work whilst you learn and develop key skills that will be valuable throughout your career. Your responsibilities as an Apprentice include:

-Act as a point of contact on cases

-Provide support to lawyers

-Treat all information about the County Council and any external clients as confidential

Our Apprenticeships are structured training programmes which give you the opportunity to gain on the job experience whilst working towards a recognised apprenticeship standard. They help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your chosen industry.

More information can be found in the attached job description and person specification

We are offering:
-Opportunity to progress into a permanent role
-25 days annual leave, in addition to public bank holidays
-Apprenticeship wages
-Access to high quality training to gain; Level 3 apprenticeship standard and CILEx Level 3 Diploma in Providing Legal Services
-Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
-A wide range of staff benefits including the opportunity to further learning and development
-A year’s free membership to the Totum Student Discount Card
-IT equipment to support your learning if required

Essential requirements:
-GCSE Maths and English (Grade 4/c or equivalent)
-Must be willing to attend training with Damar Training

How do I apply?
Please complete the application form by following this link - https://nland.uk/ApprenticeshipApplyNow


Complete and return your completed application form to: hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk

ALL POSTS CLOSE: midnight Sunday 10th July 2022.

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview/assessment centre in July. This post will start in September 2022.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact apprenticeshipenquiries@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see attached.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applications who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitnent@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.