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£56,566 - £67,823
The Senedd
20 days ago

Legal Advisor (Level 7): The Senedd

Job Title: Legal Adviser

Salary: £56,566 – £67,823 (Executive Band 2 (Grade 7))

Please note, the starting salary will normally be offered at the minimum of the band.

Location: Agile / Senedd, Tŷ Hywel, Cardiff Bay

Closing Date for applications: 11 February 2024

This role will be agile, with a mixture of office and home working. You will be provided with the support and equipment you’ll need to work from home. There will be a requirement to attend the office in Ty Hywel, Cardiff Bay to suit business needs.

An introduction from the Head of the Legal Service, Matthew Richards

I am delighted that you are interested in applying to work as a legal adviser at the Welsh Parliament (the Senedd). The successful candidate will join a dynamic and diverse team of constitutional lawyers at the heart of Welsh democracy. We deliver legal support to Members in their important role of making and scrutinising legislation and holding the Welsh Government to account.

We advise on everything from ancient monuments to zoology with a great deal in between, such as the environment, social care and education. The relatively small size of the team is our strength: every day is different and every piece of work is unique. You will work with elected Senedd Members, including the Llywydd, and with colleagues in Wales and across the UK.

The Senedd faces unprecedented opportunities at this time of constitutional change in Wales, the UK and Europe. Now is a uniquely exciting time to join us and I look forward to receiving your application.

The Role

The Senedd is looking for a Legal Adviser to join its Legal Services team. This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral role in the Senedd’s work as it represents the interests of Wales and its people. The Senedd Commission is the corporate body responsible for the provision of property, staff and services to support Senedd Members in their work.

With the addition of the successful candidate to the team, the Commission’s Legal Service will comprise sixteen legal advisers. The Service provides legal advice to the Llywydd, the Chief Executive, Committees of the Senedd, individual Senedd Members and other Commission colleagues on a wide range of legal issues. Notably, the team also advises Senedd Members on their scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s proposed legislation.

You will be expected to develop working relationships with other Commission departments as well as with a variety of other bodies, such as the Welsh Government and the devolved legislatures in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Your knowledge of public law, experience, and interpersonal skills will play a vital role in providing both legal advice and legal scrutiny of legislation to the heart of Welsh democracy.

Recruitment pack

For the core responsibilities, job specific skills and competancies and further information on how to apply, please download the recruitment pack, available in English and in Welsh.

Apply now!

Details of the Selection Process: Candidates are required to complete an application form through our recruitment portal addressing the job specific and desirable criteria.

Closing Date for applications: 11 February 2024. Your application must be submitted before midnight on the closing date.

You will be updated on your progress via the email address you first register with. Please check your Junk Mail and Spam folders to make sure you don’t miss any future correspondence.

Interviews will be held in-person in the Tŷ Hywel offices in Cardiff Bay. These have been provisionally set for the first week of March 2024. Successful candidates will be given minimum five working days’ notice prior to the interview date.