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Interim Legal Services Lead - NHS, Hybrid or Remote

City of London, England
Up to £33.48 per hour + Inside IR35
Closing date
5 Aug 2024

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Acute Trust
Job Type
Legal, Manager

Job Details

Interim Legal Services Lead - NHS

Location: London, Hybrid or Remote Based
Duration: 3 months
Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Band: Band 8a

About the Role:

Our client, a leading NHS Trust in London, is seeking an experienced Interim Legal Services Lead to join their team for a 3-month period. This role is crucial for managing complex legal cases, including inquests, safeguarding inquiries, and claims. The successful candidate will oversee their own caseload, provide high-quality legal support, and assist junior team members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and investigate complex inquests, safeguarding inquiries, and claims.
  • Provide legal advice and support to staff and external stakeholders.
  • Represent the Trust at inquest hearings, including advocacy and submission of evidence.
  • Support and deputize for the Head of Legal Services as needed.
  • Deliver legal services training to the wider Trust.
  • Liaise with various internal and external parties including NHS Resolution, HM Coroner, and solicitors.
  • Maintain high standards of legal service provision and information flow.
  • Ensure compliance with legal standards and Trust policies.

What We're Looking For:

  • A law degree or equivalent relevant experience of at least 3 years.
  • Extensive experience in managing complex inquests and legal claims within the NHS or similar setting.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage sensitive and contentious information professionally.
  • High level of IT proficiency, particularly with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with strong organizational skills.
  • Experience in staff management and delivering training packages is desirable.

WHY WORK WITH PRACTICUS? We've been supporting the NHS with the provision of senior interims since 2004. We care about what we do as much as you care about what you do. If you feel you could help my client and the many people whose lives would be improved and enriched by the successful delivery of this portfolio, then I'd absolutely love to hear from you.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates with the relevant experience are invited to submit their CV via the apply now button. Join us and contribute to the effective and efficient delivery of legal services within this dynamic NHS Trust!

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