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£38,700 to £41,745 Per year Please note that pay on appointment will normally be based on the bottom point of the salary scale for the post.
24 May 2019 12:56:00
Closing Date:
14 June 2019 17:00:00

Legal Advisor - V22

Legal Services HQ

37 hrs per week 




Working within Legal Services based at Force Headquarters.

An exciting opportunity to assist Police Officers in keeping Cumbria safe. A wide range of interesting and sometimes challenging legal work will be offered. The main focus will be on safeguarding work including Domestic Violence Protection Orders, Family Court disclosure work, Civil Orders and Firearms licencing.

The role requires regular advocacy in the Criminal and Civil Courts and the provision of practical, time critical advice to Police Officers of all ranks. You will be a strong team player with experience of advocacy and excellent research skills. Knowledge of Police related legislation would be advantageous but training will be provided, particularly if this is a new area of work for you. If you want an appealing new challenge, supporting Cumbria Constabulary in keeping Cumbria safe, this could be the role for you.


Qualified lawyer required

Please refer to the attached Job Profile and Person Specification for further details of the role and the essential criteria.

Please note this process will use the Competency and Values Framework for policing (CVF) Personal Qualities.  Please refer to the attached Framework for further details.

Cumbria Constabulary continues to keep Cumbria safe by our staff and officers providing excellent services in partnership with other agencies. Staff jobs are evaluated through the HAY scheme and whilst pay is a strong factor in any recruitment; we can offer the total package, which includes the strong reputational and cultural image of the Constabulary, career progression opportunities including training and development and a wide range of benefits, for further details please click on the following link:

We are already a high performing force, with our staff delivering excellent service on a daily basis. We have outstanding people who work tirelessly to serve our communities. The Code of Ethics sets out the principles and standards of behaviour we expect to see and applies to every individual who works in policing, whether a warranted officer, member of police staff, volunteer or someone contracted to work in a police force, for further details please click on the following link:

We are committed to the development and promotion of equal opportunities for all.  Due to their under representation, applications are particularly welcomed from eligible minority group candidates.

 Interviews will be held Wednesday 26th June 2019

The closing date for this post is 5pm Friday 14th June 2019

* Appointment to all posts is subject to vetting checks some of which may be enhanced

Application forms can be completed online and emailed to  or alternatively returned by post to the following address: Employee Services Department, Cumbria Constabulary Police Headquarters, Carleton Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2AU.

To apply for this vacancy please refer to the attached application form and application form guidance

Please note:- If we have not responded to your application form within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume that, on this occasion, your application was not successful at the short listing stage.

Appointments will normally be based at the bottom point of the salary scale.

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How to apply

You can apply for this job online, just fill out the online form.