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Legal Support Officer

About You
Would you like to join an executive non-departmental public body to start your legal career?
A place where you can progress and be supported in helping your career to flourish?
If so, read on......
We are looking for 2 Legal Support Officers to join our small, but friendly, Legal and Records team.
The Coal Authority is a great place to work, making a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.
You will be working with dedicated people in the Legal and Records team, as well as alongside other colleagues supporting work across the the whole of the Coal Authority.
No two days are the same and you will see matters through from start to finish, including Court and property matters, which is really fulfilling.

About The Role
This role requires you to:

  • Provide effective and diligent support to the Legal and Records team, managing the day to day office and and team procedures to ensure that all administrative requirements are met
  • Work as one of a team of Legal Support Officers who are responsible for providing a proactive, professional legal support service which includes assisting with the management of our external legal providers.
  • Arrange internal and external meetings, providing agendas, taking minutes and ensuring the smooth running of meetings, including dealing with any technical issues.
  • Make travel and accommodation arrangements.
  • Maintain systems re: the Legal team's external budget, ensuring that all external legal providers' matters are kept within budget.  This will include maintaining the Coal Authority InBye finance system.
  • Effectively manage email inboxes for the Legal team and maintain work schedules.
  • Submit land searches and log applications using the Land Registry portal.
  • Prepare instructions and communicate with external legal providers as and when required.
We need someone who can bring the following skills and experience to the role:
  • Excellent diary management/meeting arrangement skills
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to multi-task and prioritise work
  • Strong IT skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Proven experience of working effectively to tight deadlines
  • Proven ability of working with confidential information
  • Excellent attention to detail and focus on work quality
  • The ability to identify and suggest improvements to processes and ways of working
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Proven knowledge and experience of working with budgets, invoices and procurement is beneficial
  • A resourceful and motivated attitude to work
  • An awareness and understanding of the legal profession

We don’t expect candidates to meet every single desired qualification.

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!

To find out more about the role, take a look at the job description.
Role location: Hybrid working (on average 2 days working out of our Mansfield office)

Application closing date: 17th June 2024
Sifting date: 20th June 2024
Interviews: 26th and 28th June 2024
(If you are unavailable on these interview dates, please make us aware and we will look at alternative dates)
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.

About The Coal Authority
Our benefits:
  • A cutting-edge pension scheme with an impressive employer contribution rate of approximately 28.97%.
  • Experience our values-based recognition scheme that celebrates your contributions.
  • Flexibility in working patterns, whether it's full-time, part-time, or compressed hours.
  • Embrace flexible working arrangements tailored to your needs.
  • Enjoy a generous holiday allowance of 27.5 days annually, plus the flexibility to add 6 extra days to that, alongside 8 public holidays.
  • Benefit from a comprehensive parental leave policy with 26 weeks of full pay (subject to eligibility).
  • Get support to further your professional qualifications and payment for one annual professional subscription.
  • Access a free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme to support your well-being.
  • Unlock exclusive employee discounts
  • Ensure your well-being with an annual health check and receive £15 monthly towards well-being activities.
  • Enjoy the convenience of on-site free parking, along with complimentary tea, coffee, and soft drinks at our Mansfield office.
Working with us:
We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours.

Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.
With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important.
Who we are:
Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with.

We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.
We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping everyone and everything safe from mine water pollution.
We are excited about what our future holds.

Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK.

By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.
We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values.

We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
Here at TCA we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our communities.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer.

We are committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community.

We encourage applications from people from different backgrounds, identities, cultures and beliefs.

Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.
As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our workforce, we provide a guaranteed interview to applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria who are disabled or from a minority ethnic community.
If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the team by email at or by phone on 01623 637000.

  • Start: 31/05/2024
  • Rate: £24,603 - £30,070
  • Location: Mansfield,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Legal
  • Recruiter: The Coal Authority
  • Contact: Admin The Coal Authority
  • Tel: 01623 637149
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 0313
  • Posted: 2024-05-31 16:48:03 -

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