Information for candidates applying for lawyer vacancies in the Department for Transport Legal Advisers at the Government Legal Department
|Job title||Lawyer, Department for Transport Legal Advisers|
|Salary||Grade 7 - £48,400 (London), Legal Officer - £42,000 ( up to 3 years PQE)|
|Application deadline||Midday on Wednesday 22 February 2017|
The Government Legal Department is the largest provider of legal services across government, working with all the main Whitehall Departments. From roads to rivers, and health to human rights, our work touches on most aspects of public life.
The Department for Transport Legal Advisers is one of the 14 client-facing advisory teams at the Government Legal Department.
DfT Legal Advisers provide advice to the Department for Transport across the wide range of its functions.
The lawyer roles are within the sectoral cluster of four teams which support the Rail Group and High Speed Rail Group. The Department for Transport needs increasing legal support for its Rail Group and the High Speed Rail Group in particular in respect of the significant commercial work.
The Government’s rail programme has never been more ambitious. Rail Group’s remit encompasses some huge infrastructure projects, including the InterCity Express Programme, Thameslink and Crossrail - the biggest construction project in Europe. Rail Group is running a bigger franchising programme than ever before. Rail Group and High Speed Rail Group are also working with HS2 Ltd and Network Rail to plan and deliver the railway of the future, as well as managing today’s network through a period of major change.
There is significant political and media interest in rail which makes the work that both Groups and the lawyers who support them exceptionally high profile.