Legal Adviser

Legal Adviser Swansea, Wales

Independent Monitoring Authority
Full Time Swansea, Wales 51767 - 59590 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Details

Reference number

291325

Salary

£51,767 - £59,590

Job grade

Grade 7
Grade 7

Contract type

Permanent

Type of role

Legal Services

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of jobs available

1

Contents

    Location

    About the job

    Things you need to know

    Apply and further information

Location

This position is based at Oystermouth Rd, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3SN

About the job

Job summary

Please refer to Job Description

Job description

Purpose of the post:

Are you looking for a truly varied role where you will help lead on advising on a range of matters including inquiries, litigation and complaints?

This is an exciting time for the IMA and some of the work we have been doing includes:

  • A range of litigation, including a landmark judicial review of elements of the EU Settlement Scheme, and important interventions on novel and contentious questions of interpretation of the Withdrawal Agreement.
  • the IMA’s first inquiry on delays in the issuing of Certificates of Application under the EU Settlement Scheme.
  • Reviewing legislation from each of the different governments across the UK which cover a range of subjects including student finance, social security, immigration and the recognition of qualifications.

You can read more about this work and more on our website

We are expanding our Legal team to help support this work and are looking for a Legal Adviser to join our current team of 7 lawyers who form our Legal Directorate and report to our General Counsel.

In addition to leading on legal advice on all aspects of the IMA’s work, including inquiries, litigation, and complaints, the role will involve contributing to the delivery of the IMA’s internal training and guidance. You will also need to develop relationships with colleagues from across the IMA as well as a variety of other public authorities and stakeholders.

The successful applicant will also be responsible for working with external legal service providers and counsel when required, under the direction and oversight of the General Counsel.

You will have the full support of experienced and dedicated colleagues both from within the Legal Directorate and from colleagues across the IMA.

As a Legal Adviser, the post-holder will have support from Senior Legal Adviser colleagues in the team, in particular on more complex and new areas of legal issues and questions.

We offer any tailored learning and development required for you to thrive in this role and you have support and guidance to progress your legal career.

Essential skills:

You will be

  • a qualified barrister or solicitor entitled to practise in England and Wales (or due to qualify by Autumn 2023).

You will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Sound powers of analysis and the ability to provide legal advice on complex and technical areas of law,
  • Sound legal judgement including the effective management of legal risk,
  • Experience of working with and communicating complex legal issues to and influencing senior stakeholders,
  • an understanding of the main features of public and administrative law,

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions,
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Developing Self and Others,
  • Communicating and Influencing.

Pwrpas y swydd:

Ydych chi’n chwilio am rôl wirioneddol amrywiol lle byddwch chi’n helpu i arwain y gwaith o roi cyngor ar amrywiaeth o faterion gan gynnwys ymchwiliadau, ymgyfreitha a chwynion?

Mae hwn yn amser cyffroes i’r IMA ac ymysg y gwaith yr ydym wedi bod yn ei wneud y mae:

  • Amrywiaeth o waith ymgyfreitha, gan gynnwys adolygiad barnwrol o bwys ar elfennau o’r Cynllun Preswylio’n Sefydlog i Ddinasyddion yr UE, ac ymyriadau pwysig ar gwestiynau newydd a dadleuol ynghylch dehongli’r Cytundeb Ymadael.
  • Ymchwiliad cyntaf yr IMA ar oediadau wrth roi Tystysgrifau Cais dan Gynllun Preswylio’n Sefydlog i Ddinasyddion yr UE.
  • Adolygu deddfwriaethau pob un o’r llywodraethau sydd ar draws y DU sy’n delio ag amrywiaeth o bynciau gan gynnwys cyllid myfyrwyr, nawdd cymdeithasol, mewnfudo a chydnabod cymwysterau.

Rydym yn ehangu ein tîm cyfreithiol i helpu i gefnogi’r gwaith hwn, ac rydym yn chwilio am Gynghorydd Cyfreithiol i ymuno â’n tîm o 7 cyfreithiwr sy’n ffurfio ein Cyfarwyddiaeth Gyfreithiol ac sy’n riportio i’n Cwnsler Cyffredinol.

Yn ogystal ag arwain ar roi cyngor cyfreithiol ar bob agwedd o waith yr IMA, gan gynnwys ymchwiliadau, ymgyfreitha a chwynion, bydd y rôl hefyd yn gofyn i chi helpu i ddarparu hyfforddiant mewnol a chyfarwyddiadau. Bydd angen i chi hefyd ddatblygu perthynas gyda chydweithwyr o ar draws yr IMA a gydag amrywiaeth o awdurdodau cyhoeddus a rhanddeiliaid eraill.

Bydd yr ymgeisydd llwyddiannus hefyd yn gyfrifol am weithio gyda darparwyr gwasanaethau cyfreithiol allanol a chwnsleriaid pan fo angen, dan arweiniad a goruchwyliaeth y Cwnsler Cyffredinol.

Bydd gennych gefnogaeth lawn eich cydweithwyr profiadol ac ymroddgar o fewn y Gyfarwyddiaeth Gyfreithiol a chydweithwyr eraill ledled yr IMA.

Fel Cynghorydd Cyfreithiol bydd gan y deiliad swydd cefnogaeth Uwch Gynghorwyr Cyfreithiol eraill sydd yn y tîm, ac yn benodol ar faterion a chwestiynau cyfreithiol cymhleth a newydd.

Rydym yn cynnig cyfleoedd i chi ddysgu a datblygu fel sy’n ofynnol fel y gallwch ffynnu yn y rôl a byddwch yn cael y gefnogaeth a’r arweiniad i ddatblygu eich gyrfa gyfreithiol.

Mae’n bosib y bydd ymgeiswyr aflwyddiannus yn cael eu hystyried fel rhan o unrhyw ymgyrch i recriwtio Cynghorwyr Cyfreithiol yn y dyfodol.

Sgiliau Hanfodol:

Byddwch chi

  • yn fargyfreithiwr neu cyfreithiwr cymwys sydd â hawl i ymarfer yng Nghymru a Lloegr (neu am gymhwyso erbyn hydref 2023).

a byddwch yn gallu dangos y canlynol:

  • Pwerau dadansoddi cadarn a'r gallu i ddarparu cyngor cyfreithiol ar feysydd cymhleth a thechnegol y gyfraith,
  • Dyfarniad cyfreithiol cadarn gan gynnwys rheoli risg gyfreithiol yn effeithiol.
  • Profiad o weithio gyda a chyfleu materion cyfreithiol cymhleth i uwch randdeiliaid a dylanwadu arnynt,
  • dealltwriaeth o brif nodweddion cyfraith gyhoeddus a gweinyddol,

Ymddygiadau

Byddwn yn eich asesu yn erbyn yr ymddygiadau hyn yn ystod y broses ddethol:

  • Gwneud Penderfyniadau Effeithiol,
  • Cyflawni’n Brydlon
  • Datblygu'ch Hun ac Eraill,
  • Cyfathrebu a Dylanwadu.

Person specification

Please refer to Job Description

Qualifications

  • a qualified barrister or solicitor entitled to practise in England and Wales (or due to qualify by Autumn 2023).

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Communicating and Influencing

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.
https://ima-citizensrights.org.uk/current-vacancies/

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Security

Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.
People working with government assets must complete baseline personnel security standard (opens in new window) checks.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window)

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code (opens in a new window) sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles (opens in a new window).
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

Recruitment team

Further information

https://ima.tal.net/vx/appcentre-1/brand-2/candidate/so/pm/1/pl/16/opp/45-45-Legal-Adviser/en-GB

Legal Adviser
Independent Monitoring Authority

ima-citizensrights.org.uk
Swansea, United Kingdom
Unknown / Non-Applicable
1 to 50 Employees
Company - Public
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