Legal Assistant

Northallerton, North Yorkshire
£20,493 to £22,627 pro rata
22 Jan 2021
12 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

Grade F

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 18.5hrs per week – flexible work days available at candidate’s preference

We are looking for an individual who can provide legal assistance and support our legal and Democratic Service.

This is an exciting opportunity and ideally you will have some experience of working in a legal environment and have an understanding of court practice and procedure, preferably with some knowledge of debt recovery and associated legislation. You will be carry a caseload to include a wide variety of debt claims of differing values, including those exceeding current small claim limits. With supervision, you will also manage and comply with all pre action protocols, issue proceedings and manage both contested and uncontested claims, as well as arranging enforcement action with respect to court judgements.

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. We offer exceptional company benefits such as salary sacrifice schemes in technology, professional qualifications and green car schemes.

You will also benefit from a variety of competitive employee rewards such as generous leave entitlement and local government pension scheme. We also offer exceptional salary sacrifice schemes and well as discounted retail offers, health schemes to name but a few. More information is found in our Total Rewards Brochure.

If you are interested in playing a key part in our Legal team and would like to have an informal conversation, please contact Mark Hards on 01609  532673

Key dates:

Closing date: Friday 12th February

Interview date: Wednesday 24th February