Senior Solicitor

The National Lottery Community Fund

Senior Solicitor


The National Lottery Community Fund, Blythswood New Town, Glasgow City

  • Part time
  • Temporary
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 26 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 2a18ae1a105c4cc883e7723911cd0c94

Full Job Description

In addition to providing substantive advice, the role requires a Senior Solicitor to be able to research and upskill on new areas of law quickly. Further, it is expected that the Senior Solicitor will use his or her legal knowledge to improve the Fund’s internal processes and precedents, and ensure that the Fund complies with statutory and regulatory frameworks at all times.
The bulk of the Senior Solicitor’s workload will consist of autonomous matters and legal queries. These will need to be answered in a timely manner. Further, the Senior Solicitor will also work on larger scale projects where the opportunity arises.

The Senior Solicitor will be working in a team of 6 within the AID team and 14 within the wider legal team. The role does not include any line management responsibilities.
Experience working in a fast paced in-house or private practice environment would be ideal, as would experience dealing with a range of clients, and experience with public law or public bodies. Knowledge of subsidy law and/or procurement law would be beneficial, as would experience gained in the UK., 1. UK/ Australia/ New Zealand qualified solicitor, barrister or equivalent
2. At least five years’ relevant experience in private practice or in-house Legal in a medium/large sized organisation
3. Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
4. Excellent attention to detail and good drafting skills
5. Good communication and client management skills
6. Ability to manage multiple demands and priorities with good organisational and time management skills
7. Ability to quickly grasp new legal concepts
Desirable criteria
1. Experience or knowledge of public, subsidy and procurement 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.), Alongside your salary of £53,500, The National Lottery Community Fund contributes £14,445 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.