Lawyer vacancies in the Welsh Government March 2019

Information for candidates applying for the lawyer vacancies in the Welsh Government based in Cardiff

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Headline Information

Department Welsh Government
Division Legal Services Department
Job title Lawyer
Location Cardiff
Salary Executive Band 2 - £48,650 to £58,185
Application deadline 16:00 Monday 25 March 2019

Vacancy details

The Welsh Government is in the midst of a period of unprecedented change. With new and enhanced powers following a new devolution settlement for Wales, and the need to undertake critical work relating to EU withdrawal, the Legal Services Department within Welsh Government is seeking a number of highly talented lawyers to strengthen its capacity at a critical time in UK and Welsh affairs.

With more than 100 lawyers and support staff, organised across 15 subject areas, the Legal Services Department is the largest of its kind in Wales. It is responsible for the delivery of all legal services to Welsh Government. This work places government lawyers at the heart of devolved government. They advise on complex matters of public law, on projects of national significance, on major constitutional developments, on addressing the challenges of EU withdrawal and play a central role in the development of Welsh legislation.

Specifically, the Legal Services Department is seeking to appoint lawyers who can provide additional capacity and expertise across public law. If you are attracted by working at the forefront of the law, Welsh Government would welcome your interest.

You could be newly qualified, an experienced lawyer seeking to apply your skills in a new and different context, or attracted by an environment which offers and embraces flexible working arrangements.

Applications from those who are not yet qualified are also welcome but appointment will be conditional on qualification having been obtained prior to start date. Applications from those who have previously expressed an interest in joining the Welsh Government legal team would also be welcome.

We’re currently recruiting to Government Lawyer Public Law posts.

You will provide legal advice in a fast paced, public law environment where often the issues are high profile and significant in terms of the developing UK constitution. You will work in a team situation, gaining experience of working with lawyers, policy clients and Welsh Ministers to shape policy in Wales.


To apply for this post, please visit the Welsh Government’s Recruitment Website.


For questions regarding the role or the application process, please contact People/Recruitment and Training Manager Nikita Worrad or call on 0300 0625413.

Candidate Pack Welsh Government Lawyers Cardiff

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Published 12 March 2019