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Ref no:
SFRS02388
Published:
04/03/2024
Closes:
02/04/2024
Location:
West Service Delivery Area Training Centre Westburn Drive Cambuslang, G72 7NA
Salary:
£40,892 - £44,006 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
35 hours per week
Work From Home:
Hybrid

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would like to invite applications for the post of Solicitor (Commercial), based in Cambuslang on a permanent basis. This is a full-time opportunity, working 35 hours per week.

This is a full time post however applications from individuals seeking to work on a part time, job share or flexible working basis would be considered.
This is a key role working as part of a small, but busy Legal Services Team. Reporting to the Senior Solicitor (Commercial) and Legal Services Manager. You will be required to deliver a comprehensive range of multi-disciplinary legal services to the SFRS. In particular, legal work associated with contracts, procurement and data protection.

Possession of 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), a current Practicing Certificate (unrestricted) issued by the Law Society of Scotland at the time of taking up post, are all essential, as is 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 processing of Data Protection/Freedom of Information Requests), Legal Drafting (especially Commercial Contracts, SLAs, Conveyancing Deeds including Leases).

The post holder will require to have a flexible attitude, capacity to work under pressure with excellent communication and influencing skills.

Flexibility in working arrangements will be required as travel throughout Scotland might be necessary.
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. Please see Job Description for the full criteria for the role.

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 a Standard 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 email People Services at SFRS.PODVacancies@firescotland.gov.uk.

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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  • Scottish Living Wage
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