Gambling Commission – Lawyer

Birmingham, West Midlands (with hybrid working)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lawyer to join our dynamic legal team in Birmingham, where you will be a key part of our in-house team, delivering high quality, solution-focused legal advice across the Commission. You will advise and provide legal support on a wide range of matters and will have a varied and complex caseload.

The Benefits

– Salary of c£42,840 per annum
– Civil service pension, with an employer contribution rate of 27%
– Flexible working
– Hybrid working, specific guidelines are to be agreed with line manager
– 26 days’ holiday, rising to 29 days after two years’ service, with the option to buy up to five days extra annual leave

Joining us means joining an organisation that is certified as a Great Place to Work, respects work-life balance, is inclusive, and is completely dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential. Whether that’s through flexible working, really understanding how you work best or exposing you to real opportunities to challenge yourself, if you’re passionate about making your mark on the industry and on society, then we will help you do that.

Your Role

As a Lawyer, you will provide advice to the Commission on its powers, requiring creativity and innovation in advising on the options and finding available routes to help the Commission to be more effective. You will handle a complex and varied caseload covering areas such as gambling law, regulatory law, licensing, prosecutions, employment law and much more.

Your role will also involve:

– Handling and preparing cases for Regulatory panels, tribunals and court hearings.
– Conducting legal research and providing well-reasoned advice to clients on a variety of matters.
– You will attend key decision-making meetings in an advisory capacity.
– Maintaining excellent working relationships with the Commission’s external solicitors and counsel and delivering value for money.

This is a hybrid role, therefore there will be a requirement to attend our Birmingham Office.

About You

– Certified as a practicing solicitor and/or barrister, or a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives entitled to practice in England and Wales.
– Experience in advising on regulatory and public law matters, including interpretation and exercise of statutory powers.
– Ability to manage and handle a complex and varied caseload requiring advice to be provided across a wide range of topics, including in the following areas: gambling law, regulatory law, Freedom of Information and Data protection.
– Ability to retain the appropriate professional detachment whilst working closely with the Commission’s teams and the Leadership Team.
– Excellent communication skills and the personal qualities to support and motivate staff.
– A track record of sound judgement and the authority to command the confidence of internal senior officials.

About Us

Set up under the Gambling Act 2005, the Gambling Commission is committed to safeguarding the public against any detrimental impact brought about by gambling. We do this by keeping crime out, protecting children and vulnerable people and ensuring the commercial gambling industry is run fairly and openly. We work with the legal system, the public health system, community groups and the industry itself to understand how we can protect the interests of as many people as possible, as effectively as possible.

To apply please visit https://jobs.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/GamblingCommission/JobDescription/Dj4R_4SkIfY

The closing date for this role is 26 September 2023.

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