Senior Solicitor

Favourite Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Ref no: SFRS00815
Closes: Sunday, 29th October 2017
Published: Thursday, 5th October 2017
Location: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Westburn Drive, Cambuslang
Salary: £41,226 - £44,395 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Category: Fire and Rescue
Sub-category: Support Staff

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) would like to invite applications for the post of Senior Solicitor on a fixed term basis for an initial period of 12 months.


This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small, friendly, busy team where you will be required to deliver a comprehensive range of multi-disciplinary legal services to the SFRS. In particular work to support service transformation in the areas of contracts, procurement and memoranda of understanding with other public bodies.   There may also be a requirement to support business as usual activity in other areas such as governance and statutory duties, fire safety enforcement, litigation (Sheriff Court/Court of Session/Employment Tribunals) and conveyancing.


A Degree (LLB) in Scots Law or equivalent, a Diploma in legal Practice or equivalent depending upon year of qualification (e.g. PEAT 1 and PEAT 2) and a current Practicing Certificate (unrestricted) issued by the Law Society of Scotland are all essential requirements, together with experience of undertaking Legal Research and Statutory Interpretation, providing Legal Advice (including the application of Procurement Regulations to the procurement process, as applicable to the public sector, the drafting a wide variety of commercial contracts and other types of agreement.


Applicants must be flexible in their approach as the role involves travel throughout Scotland and working out with the normal core hours for support staff, on occasions.


If you have the relevant skills, experience and you are willing to travel/relocate, please complete your application. Please be advised that travel/relocation costs will not be provided.


This post is subject to the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exemptions) Scotland Order 2013 and successful candidates will be subject to a Standard Disclosure record check through Disclosure Scotland.


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.


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 minimum 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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