The National Lottery Community Fund
Mar 08, 2023
Mar 20, 2023
Contract Type
This role is an opportunity for a Paralegal to join a large, fast paced in–house legal team and work on a broad range of matters. The successful candidate will be required to support a team of six lawyers with legal research, drafting and advice tasks. The candidate will be required to work across areas of law including but not limited to information law, intellectual property, contracts, procurement, trusts, charity, litigation, insolvency, subsidy and state aid, public law and judicial review. In addition to providing research, drafting and general support to the Fund's lawyers, it is expected that the Paralegal will handle matters under supervision and use legal knowledge to improve the Fund's internal processes and precedents. The bulk of the Paralegal's workload will consist of legal support work, however the candidate will also be expected to perform some administrative tasks, and cover for the team's administrative officer when required. This role can be based at any of our UK offices, these are Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Newcastle and Newtown. It will be working with six lawyers, who are part of an overall team of twelve. The role does not include any line management responsibilities. Experience working in a fast paced in–house or private practice environment would be ideal, with legal research and drafting skills an advantage. Knowledge of insolvency and debt recovery would also be desirable. Interview Date: Week Commencing 20th March 2023 Location: UK Wide We have a hybrid approach to working, work pattern and location will be agreed with the successful candidate. The role can be based at any of our UK offices, these are Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Newcastle and Newtown. For successful candidates based in London, you will be asked to complete national security vetting clearance so that you can access our Marsham Street Office. This involves passing a disclosure and barring check and Counter Terrorism Check. Essential Criteria Legal research Organizational skills Legal drafting and written skills Communication and teamwork Desirable Criteria Proficiency with computer systems including Outlook, Teams and online file management databases Familiarity with Practical Law Experience with insolvency and debt recovery Experience in Public Law Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – therefore, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and we work hard to ensure our funding reaches where it is needed. We also believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. That's why the National Lottery Community Fund is committed to being an inclusive employer and a great place to work. We recognise and celebrate the fact that our people come from diverse backgrounds. We positively welcome applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities or longstanding health conditions, people who are LGBTQ+, and people from different socio–economic and educational backgrounds, as well as people of all ages. As a Disability Confident Employer, we take a proactive approach in making reasonable adjustments, if needed, throughout the recruitment process and during employment. (This can be related to a physical and mental health condition.)