Legal Adviser

Ofgem

Legal Adviser

£45614

Ofgem, Blythswood New Town, Glasgow City

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 2 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 6053ddb5e1df46c38bb36a2331a8e66c

Full Job Description

The work is interesting, intellectually challenging and varied, you will be involved in advising on a wide range of public law issues in a regulatory context. We will tailor the role according to your skills and experiences. You will enjoy the role if you are a lawyer who is pragmatic and solutions driven, can manage competing demands and deliver at pace to provide advice to policy colleagues at all levels.

Ofgem is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment is decided on the basis of open and fair competition, merit and business need., 2. Criminal Law
3. Equity and Trusts Law
4. European Union Law
5. Land Law
6. Public Law
7. Law of Tort

Behaviours

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

  • Making Effective Decisions

  • Communicating and Influencing

  • Working Together

  • Delivering at Pace


  • Technical skills

    We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
  • Please refer to the Candidate Pack attached for full details., 2. You willalsobe asked to provide a 1250 word 'supporting statement' evidencing how your experience meets the essential and desirable criteria on the attached role profile. Please ensure you demonstrate clearly how you meet each of the person specification criteria.


  • 3. As part of the application process you will need to complete and pass the online Civil Service Verbal Test. More information on preparing for this test can be found here .

    4. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview where theywill be assessed usingbehaviours-based questionsanda selection of technical questions specific to the role.

    5. You will also be asked to consider a problem scenario sent before your interview and provide your advice during the interview to the panel.

    Please refer to the Candidate Pack attached for full details.

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

    Security

    Successful candidates must undergo a criminal record check.

    Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check (opens in a new window) .

    See our vetting charter (opens in a new window) .

    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 the Republic of Ireland

  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK

  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window)

  • nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

  • individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020

  • Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

    Qualified to practice as a barrister or solicitor, in England and Wales or an advocate or solicitor in Scotland or will be qualified 3 months from application date; or

  • An overseas professionally qualified lawyer demonstrating evidence of preparedness to sit the SQE or BTT on, or soon after, appointment and evidence of some post-qualification practice in the UK.

  • Chartered Legal Executives are eligible to apply where (i) a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) is held; or (ii) the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)/CPE has been completed; or (iii) where exams have been passed and a score of 50% or above achieved, at CILEx Level 6, in all the following foundation subjects:


  • Contract LawCriminal LawEquity and Trusts LawEuropean Union LawLand LawPublic LawLaw of Tort
    Experience
  • Reliable legal judgement and appreciation of legal risks, with the ability to analyse and advise on complex and novel legal issues (Lead)

  • We are interested in hearing from people at different stages in their career, you may be recently qualified or have significant experience in but not limited to any one of the following:

  • energy law;

  • economic regulation;

  • consumer protection;

  • competition law;

  • commercial or complex projects/procurement; or

  • public or administrative law or regulatory litigation in a context similar to that in which Ofgem operates, for example advising a government department, economic regulator or highly regulated industry participant.

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to present findings of analysis in a clear and compelling manner to technical and non-technical audiences, and defend their findings, based on evidence.

  • Resilient and able to work under pressure and on demanding and challenging projects.

  • Planning and organisational skills to manage and balance conflicting demands.


  • Desirable Criteria
  • Knowledge of one or more of: Information Law, Human Rights Law, Public Procurement Law, Environmental Law, Insolvency Law.

  • Experience advising in relation to corporate or project finance, investment or funding agreements and financial reporting., Qualified to practice as a barrister or solicitor, in England and Wales or an advocate or solicitor in Scotland or will be qualified 3 months from application date; or


  • An overseas professionally qualified lawyer demonstrating evidence of preparedness to sit the SQE or BTT on, or soon after, appointment and evidence of some post-qualification practice in the UK.


  • Chartered Legal Executives are eligible to apply where (i) a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) is held; or (ii) the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)/CPE has been completed; or (iii) where exams have been passed and a score of 50% or above achieved, at CILEx Level 6, in all the following foundation subjects, This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window) , and will assess your Behaviours, Ability, Experience and Technical skills.

    Alongside your salary of £45,614, OFGEM contributes £12,315 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.


  • Ofgem can offer you a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes; up to 30 days annual leave. Excellent training and development opportunities. The opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements which include a valuable range of benefits. Flexible working hours and family friendly policies. Interest free season ticket loan.

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