Senior associate – Legal
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time
Closing: 11:55pm, 24 September 2021 BST
Roles available: 1
We are the Equality and Human Rights Commission. We are Great Britain’s national equality body and a United Nations accredited National Human Rights Institution. We were established by the Equality Act 2006 and our role is to protect and promote equality and human rights across England, Scotland and Wales. As a statutory non-departmental public body, we are funded by HM Treasury via the Cabinet Office, but we operate independently of governments.
We pride ourselves on being a flexible and inclusive employer. We celebrate difference, embrace diversity and support all our people to thrive at work. If this sounds interesting - apply to join us!
This is an exciting time to join the Scotland Legal Team, as we support the Commission in delivering our strategic goals and priority aims.
Our litigation and regulatory enforcement work in Scotland will be central to delivering the Commission’s ambitions going forward. This will include a wide variety of work, including equality and human rights litigation, progressing enforcement action, contributing your expertise to provide authoritative internal legal advice to other teams and external stakeholder engagement both on equality and human rights law and underlying Scots law, for example on education or social care.
There is a great deal to do, and managing the balance of our resources against our priorities and organisational ambitions is not easy, but if you are looking for a significant but rewarding challenge, enjoy working with a flexible and supportive team of like-minded experts and professionals, and you seek a role where you will be able to make a clear and substantial contribution, to the work of the Commission and the environment that we regulate, then this may be the role for you.
We are recruiting for a Senior Associate Legal: legally qualified to join the Scotland team. Reporting to a Principal in Scotland Legal, you will
- undertake litigation, regulatory enforcement and legal policy work
- provide legal expertise on the Commission’s equality and human rights remit in Scotland and across GB, and assist with stakeholder engagement work.
- Conduct litigation and/or complex legal policy work and/or regulatory and enforcement legal work, mainly autonomously but seeking supervisory support where required
- Analyse information and investigate evidence to assess compliance with the EA and HRA
- Translate legal concepts into clear, concise language, making recommendations to support decision -making or promote external compliance
- Identify and engage with internal and external stakeholders, develop and build effective relationships
What we are looking for
We are recruiting for a Senior Associate – legally qualified to join the Scotland legal team. You must be a qualified solicitor entitled to practice in Scotland with post-qualifying experience, and will require knowledge and skills including:
- Good working knowledge of the Scottish legal system
- Ability to analytically examine technical information, investigate evidence and assess compliance with the Equality Act 2010 and Human Rights Act
- Ability to translate legal concepts into clear, concise language, making recommendations to support decision-making or promote external compliance
- Experience of conducting litigation or regulatory compliance and enforcement work
- Experience of conducting research and/or gathering evidence, analysing and evaluating findings to reach reasoned decisions
- Experience of building effective relationship with internal and external stakeholders
You will be assessed against our core skills (Leadership, Delivery Management and Stakeholder Engagement) and the knowledge, skills and experience required for the role in the application form. Please provide evidence and examples from your work history or other aspects of your life to demonstrate how you meet the criteria required. Full criteria details can be found in the candidate pack.
This is a challenging role. In return, you will be able to make a significant and visible contribution to wider work of the Commission and join a supportive team and will have opportunities for learning and development.
For full details, including the criteria you’ll be assessed against and how to apply, please visit the full Be Applied advert.