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Flexible Location, G72 7NA
£55,848 - £60,141 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would like to invite applications for the post of Legal Services Manager based at either Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Cambuslang or at West Service Delivery Headquarters, Hamilton on a permanent basis.


This is a full-time post however applications from individuals seeking to work on a flexible working basis would be considered.


This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service's Legal Team (SFRS). The successful candidate will be required to provide Strategic level legal advice to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service's (SFRS's) Director of Strategic Planning, Performance and Communications Directorate and the Services strategic managers.  You will provide effective delivery of a range of legal services for the SFRS as a whole and in particular legal work associated with litigation, ensuring legal correctness of Policy and Procedure generated by the SFRS, horizon scanning for changes in the legislative environment the service operates in and to provide legal advice and assistance as required.


Essential to have substantial experience of working within a strategic or senior level environment dealing with Legal Services


Applicants are required to have a minimum of 5 years Post Qualifying Experience


Full details of the role and our recruitment process can be found in the attached information pack. 


Salary on appointment will normally be at the lower salary point, with progression subject to regular review - in line with the SFRS performance appraisal arrangements.  A higher salary placing will be considered in exceptional circumstances subject to experience demonstrated.


This post is also subject to the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) Scotland Order 2013. Therefore, the successful candidate's will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure record check through Disclosure Scotland.

Please note, this post has been determined as politically restricted, further information is available in the Recruitment Information Pack.


The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all sectors of the community. In addition, we are committed to being a “Disability Confident Employer” and will ensure that all applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role are invited for interview.


If you would like to apply in a different format, please telephone Anne Gray on 01698 402391 or email


Please note, a fully completed application form must be submitted as SFRS do not accept CVs in support of applications for employment.

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