Information for candidates applying for the Lawyer vacancy in the Government Legal Department based in Cardiff
|Department||Government Legal Department|
|Division||Cabinet Office Legal Advisers|
|Salary||Grade 7 - £47,025; Legal Officer - £42,420|
|Application deadline||Monday 26 February 2018|
The Government Legal Department (GLD) 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 has more than 14 client-facing advisory teams who provide legal advice on the development, design and implementation of government policies and decisions, draft secondary legislation and work with Parliamentary Counsel on primary legislation. Our cross-cutting expert service groups for Litigation, Employment and Commercial Law provide specialist legal services to a wide range of government departments and public bodies.
We are a non-ministerial government department with more than 2,300 employees, around 1,800 of who are solicitors or barristers. The department is based primarily in London but has teams in other locations including Bristol and Leeds.
As an organisation our vision is to be trusted by government to provide consistently excellent and value for money services so government departments want to come to us to meet their legal needs, to be known throughout the legal profession for the quality of our legal work, and to be the best employer for our people.
This post is Cardiff based and one of only two posts based there.
As such, the post-holder will be a key member of this small team of lawyers, in large part providing the face of the team with colleagues in Cardiff, the Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales.
Working with senior officials and Ministers can be expected and a high level of proactive engagement with policy and legal teams across governments is likely to be required. Some travel to London will be necessary.
The post-holder is likely to be involved with all aspects of the team’s work, relating to:
- implementation of the Wales Act 2017
- EU exit and its impact in relation to Wales and the Welsh devolution settlement
- advice on legislative and executive competence
- provision of devolution training across government
- advise on the UKSA’s functions and the census 2021
To apply for this post, please visit the Civil Service Jobs Website.