Education Paralegal

England, Bedfordshire
£28875 - £32935 per annum
30 May 2023
13 Jun 2023
Lewis Dainty
Job Title
Practice Area
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Full Time

Education Paralegal

Salary: £28,875 - £32,935 per annum

Location: South East

Working: Hybrid

About the Education Paralegal Role:

Sellick Partnership are proud to be working with an exceptional shared legal services team in the heart of the South East. We are looking for an Education Paralegal to join a large alternative business structure operating on behalf of public Sector Clients which includes local government. This is an exciting opportunity to join a large shared service arrangement which prides itself on being one of the market leaders for undertaking public sector work in the East Midlands and South East.

Using a 'virtual' legal office, the organisation seamlessly deploy the capacity of their entire team to support all of their clients, wherever they are based. They offer the benefit of carefully developed business processes and the latest case management technology to ensure client matters are dealt with efficiently and expeditiously.

Having obtained and maintained LEXCEL accreditation, the Law Society's quality mark, their team ensures a level of resilience which is not deliverable within smaller teams. They are also excellent value for money - a key factor in their expansion.

Key Responsibilities of the Education Paralegal role:

  • Assisting a team of Lawyers and act as a point of contract on a variety of cases, to include but not limited to, taking instructions and giving advice, carrying out research, preparing applications, drafting documents and correspondence, commissioning and instructing expert witnesses, liaising with witnesses, attending meetings and providing advice and representation in courts or tribunals
  • Managing a case load comprising mainly SEN Tribunal cases and to clerk school admission and exclusion appeals, ensuring awareness of safeguarding responsibilities, compliance with statutory duties and obligations and to protect the best interest of the client organisations
  • Making a positive contribution to the Adult Social Care & Litigation Service and contribute to the development, training or mentoring of colleagues where required

The role will be a hybrid working arrangement and you will have the opportunity to work from 1 of their 3 offices in central Northampton, Bedford or Cambridge up to 2 days per week.

Benefits of the Education Paralegal role:

  • CILEx portfolio support - the organisation are proud to support the CILEx qualification and look to help nurture paralegals to become qualified lawyers
  • Local Government Pensions Scheme - considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates
  • Flexible working arrangements - offer flexible hours and hybrid working which allows for remote working but also require regular office attendance with the aim to give everyone a balanced work/life ratio
  • Financial support with ongoing CPD training within or outside the organisation of up to £2, 500 following probationary period, for example higher rights course
  • Family Friendly policies including excellent Maternity, Paternity and Adoption entitlements
  • A generous minimum annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus public holidays. With the option to purchase more annual leave

We would be extremely interested in hearing from candidates with a private practice or public sector background.

How to apply for the Education Paralegal role:

To apply, please submit your CV and/or cover letter via this page or alternatively, contact Lewis Dainty in the Sellick Partnership Manchester office.

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