Legal Executive
Anderson House

Job reference: 029813

Location: Anderson House

Job closing date: 17/09/2020

Job posted date: 03/09/2020

Salary: Band 5 (£25,100 - £31,649)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Litigation

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS National Services Scotland

As a vital part of NHSScotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialized support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.
The Central Legal Office (CLO) provides comprehensive legal services to Health Boards and Special NHS Entities in Scotland, covering all aspects of litigation and employment law, property transactions and commercial contracts. 
A vacancy has arisen within the Litigation Department for Legal Executives. The role principally involves supporting the litigation solicitors and assisting them in the conduct of court business. The post holder will maintain their own case load of personal injuries claims and will also assist solicitors by taking precognitions and attending consultations and court hearings with counsel. The role may also involve the marketing of the services of CLO by the production of updates and the organization of client training seminars.
You will have legal or claims handling experience preferably within a busy office environment.
You will be a team player with sound decision making qualities, excellent communication and negotiation skills and the ability to work under pressure and to prioritize. You will require to travel within Scotland and a clean driving license is desirable.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure Scotland check. 

Any candidate who has lived/worked overseas for more than 12 months in the preceding 5 years will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Michael Stewart, Head of Litigation on 0131 275 7848.

Further information on NSS is available from:

Closing date for completed applications is 17th September 2020.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident 


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