Saturday , January 16 2021

Civil Service Jobs UK – Government Lawyer

Job Description:

The Welsh Government is in the midst of a period of unprecedented change and challenge with a need to undertake critical work in connection with, amongst other things, EU transition and the response to, and recovery from, the COVID-19 pandemic. The Legal Services Department within Welsh Government is seeking a number of highly talented lawyers to strengthen its capacity at a critical time in UK and Welsh affairs.

With more than 100 lawyers and support staff, organised across a wide variety of subject areas, the Legal Services Department is the largest of its kind in Wales. It is responsible for the delivery of all legal services to Welsh Government. This work places government lawyers at the heart of devolved government. They advise on complex matters of public law, on projects of national significance, on major constitutional developments, on addressing the challenges of EU transition and play a central role in the development of Welsh legislation.

The posts advertised are within public administrative law subject areas.

If you are attracted by working at the forefront of the law, Welsh Government would welcome your interest. You could be newly qualified, an experienced lawyer seeking to apply your skills in a new and different context, or attracted by an environment which offers and embraces flexible working arrangements. Applications from those who are not yet qualified are also welcome but appointment will be conditional on qualification having been obtained prior to start date. Applications from those who have previously expressed an interest in joining the Welsh Government legal team would also be welcome.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Setting Direction – Making Effective Decisions:
    Identify the main issues in complex problems, clarify understanding or stakeholder expectations to seek best option.
  • Engaging People – Leading & Communicating:
    Lead by example, communicate in a truthful straightforward manner with integrity, impartiality and promoting a working environment that supports the Civil Service values and Code.
  • Engaging People – Collaborating & Partnering:
    Seek constructive outcomes in discussions, challenge assumptions but remain willing to compromise when it is beneficial to progress.
  • Delivering Results – Delivering at Pace:
    Maintain effective performance in difficult and challenging circumstances encouraging others to do the same.

Job Requirements:

  • An understanding of Constitutional or Administrative law (e.g. the legal grounds for challenging decisions of public authorities), sufficient to identify potential legal pitfalls.
  • An understanding of EU law or Human Rights law, sufficient to identify potential legal pitfalls.

Job Details:

Company: Civil Service

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Cardiff, GB

Application Deadline: N/A

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