up to £24,982
06 Nov 2020
22 Nov 2020
Contract Type


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Legal and Democratic Services team to support our fee earners with regard to a wide range of legal matters on behalf of City of York Council. 

We are looking for a Paralegal Officer to join our team who are based at the County Hall offices in Northallerton but there is also scope to work remotely from home.  We work on a portfolio basis, supporting the whole of the legal team and looking after a particular specialism.   In this instance, we are looking for someone who can provide support on a variety of different matters such as mental capacity and best interests, deprivation of liberty, mental health and safeguarding vulnerable adults as well as child protection matters including care proceedings, pre proceedings cases, adoption and promoting the disclosure protocol for linked care and criminal proceedings.   

If you will enjoy working in a busy but rewarding environment where you will be trained and gain experience we would love to hear from you.

 This role is a career band and progression to the higher level will be dependent on you having proved your ability and gained experience supporting across the whole range of legal work we carry out as part of the generic paralegal support team.  You will benefit from a supportive management system and on-going personal development and performance management.

Whilst it is preferable for applicants to have some knowledge or experience of working in a legal environment it is not necessary to have a legal qualification.  It is more important to have the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines, have good organisational and people skills, pay attention to detail, be prepared to be flexible and have a ‘can do’ attitude!

The Legal Service is part of Legal and Democratic Services (‘LDS’) within the Chief Executive’s Group. NYCC provides a range of services to the County of North Yorkshire, and the role of the Legal Service is to support the provision by providing a comprehensive and efficient legal service to the Directorates, the Council’s Executive, full Council, Committees and Members, and external clients.

As an organisation we strongly believe in promoting a work life balance, with flexible working opportunities and modern technology you will be able to deliver your role to suit both your personal and our business needs.

In return for your hard work and dedication to our service, we can offer you the chance to be part of a strong and supportive team. You will benefit from a variety of competitive employee rewards such as generous leave entitlement and local government pension scheme We also offer exceptional company benefits such as salary sacrifice schemes in technology, professional qualifications, and green car schemes as well as discounted retail offers, health schemes to name but a few. More information is found in our Total Rewards Brochure.

If you believe you are what we are looking for, we would like to hear from you.  For an informal discussion and more information, please call Pauline Smurthwaite on 01609 532858 or Jackie Dawson on 01609 533103.

Key dates:

Closing date: Sunday 22nd November

Interview date: TBC