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Salary: Competitive

Senior Lawyer Birmingham, West Midlands (with hybrid working) We are looking for a Senior Lawyer to join our team in Birmingham, where you will advise and provide legal support on a wide range of matters, which range in complexity and manage a varied and complex caseload. The Benefits - Salary of c£58,000 per annum - Civil service pension, with an employer contribution rate of 27% - Flexible working - Hybrid working, specific guidelines are to be agreed upon with line manager - 26 days’ holiday, rising to 29 days after 2 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 society, then we will help you do that. Your Role As a Senior Lawyer, you will handle a complex and varied caseload which will include gambling law, public law, regulatory law, licensing, prosecutions, employment law, freedom of information and subject access requests, as well as much more. Your role will also involve: - Managing and advising on regulatory, licensing, compliance and enforcement cases, including preparing cases for Regulatory panels, tribunals and court hearings. - Advising on policy matters and assisting in the development and implementation of projects, guidelines and operational matters. - Providing solution-focused and well-reasoned legal advice at pace on a variety of subject matters. - Working closely and providing complex legal advice to senior internal stakeholders, operations, and policy specialists. This includes engaging with external stakeholders. - Attending key decision-making and committee meetings in an advisory capacity. - Maintaining excellent working relationships with the Commission’s external solicitors and counsel and delivering value for money. - Managing and supporting in the training and development of junior lawyers. This is a hybrid role, therefore there will be a requirement to attend our Birmingham Office. About You - Holds a practicing certificate with at least 5 years PQE as a Solicitor / Barrister or a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives entitled to practice in England and Wales. - Public law and litigation experience, including advising and leading on a range of licensing and regulatory matters, including interpretation and exercise of statutory powers. - Experience of managing a varied caseload of both advisory and litigation matters ranging in complexity and size. - Strong intellectual and analytical skills. - A track record of sound judgement and the authority to command the confidence of internal senior officials. - A commitment to equality and diversity. 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. The closing date for this role is 7th February 2024. PLEASE NOTE: ensure you have the right to work in the UK before applying. We are unable to provide sponsorship for visas at this time. Incomplete applications will be discounted from shortlisting. Please ensure your application is fully completed and submitted before logging out of your account. We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. As the regulator of the National Lottery, there are some roles within the Commission that are prohibited from playing the National Lottery. This does not affect your family playing. We will let you know at the interview if the role you have applied for is on the Prohibited List. Other organisations may call this role Barrister, Solicitor, Legal Counsel, Legal Executive, Legal Advisor, Associate, or In-house Legal Counsel. So, if you’d like to join us as a Senior Lawyer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency

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