Since 1999 eNL Legal has recruited for the public sector legal recruitment market, including the placement of public sector Legal Advisors within private law firms. We have worked with central government, education, local authorities, the NHS and regulatory bodies. We also place legal professionals within charities and not for profit organisations.

If you are a public sector organisation with permanent or locum legal roles and requirements, we are on hand to help. We have in-depth public sector knowledge and understand “all too well” about budget constraints, timeframes and other unique idiosyncrasies.

For candidates we provide a tailored “end to end” service, our Legal Recruitment Consultants will help you every step of the way. The eNL Legal recruitment agency has established a large network of contacts across the sector, which enables us to have a range of public law jobs listed daily. Call us today to discuss your next career move.

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Why work in public sector?

Some of the biggest employers in the UK are in the public sector and in total over 6 million Britons are employed by public sector organisations. There are many reasons to work in the public sector; we have listed just a few of them below:

  • Be a patriot! – Ultimately all public sector roles assist the government and therefore each and every one of us. Protecting the legal interests of the UK could be considered a patriotic duty!
  • Caring for people – Many public sector legal roles involve helping and caring for vulnerable people, such roles include protecting children and vulnerable adults, ensuring housing quality and the enforcement of licensing, etc.
  • Develop a specialism – Public sector legal roles offer Solicitors, Lawyers and other legal professionals the chance to develop deep specialisms in a wide-variety of legal disciplines.
  • The public sector offers stable employment.
  • Good salary and financial transparency.
  • Public sector is big on the training front.
  • Often flexible working is available.

Public sector legal job roles and titles

There are many types of public sector legal roles available. Some examples are listed below:

  • Child Protection Lawyer
  • Civil Litigation Lawyer
  • Contracts Lawyer
  • Head of Legal Services
  • Healthcare Lawyer
  • Housing & Property Lawyer
  • Immigration Caseworker
  • Licensing Lawyer
  • Planning Lawyer
  • Project Lawyer
  • Regulatory & Compliance Lawyer

 

To view the current public sector legal jobs listed on our website, click here.

Contacting eNL Legal about public sector legal vacancies

Call your closest eNL Legal office to discuss public sector legal jobs, contact details are:

  • Birmingham - 0121 454 1004,
  • Leeds - 0113 320 0575,
  • London - 0207 183 8586 and
  • Manchester 0161 850 0745

Also feel free to email us at enl@enllegal.co.uk, for an early reply to your enquiry.

21 Jobs Match Your Search Criteria

Locum Childcare Solicitor

Local Authority Childcare Locum, West Midlands/Remote Working, 2+ PQE, Public Law experience. This exciting and challenging role is suitable for an experienced Childcare Solicitor on a locum basis. To apply or to register your interest, please contac…

  • £30 - £45 per hour
  • Posted: 24/05/2022
  • Staffordshire
  • Job Ref: 215288439
  • Temporary

Locum Civil Litigation Solicitor

Locum Civil Litigation Solicitor, London (Hybrid Working) 5+ PQE. This large local authority within London is currently recruiting for a Locum Civil Litigation Solicitor to join them on an ongoing locum basis. To apply or to register your interest, p…

  • £45 - £55 per hour
  • Posted: 19/05/2022
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215288394
  • Temporary

Contracts and Procurement Lawyer

Contracts and Procurement Lawyer, Buckinghamshire, 3+ PQE, Local Authority – This local authority within Buckinghamshire is currently recruiting for an Experienced Contracts and Procurement Lawyer on an ongoing locum basis. Interested and available?…

  • £35 - £45 per hour
  • Posted: 17/05/2022
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Job Ref: 215288366
  • Temporary

Locum Childcare Solicitor

Local Authority Childcare Locum, West Midlands/Remote Working, 2+ PQE, Public Law experience. This exciting and challenging role is suitable for an experienced Childcare Solicitor on a locum basis. To apply or to register your interest, please contac…

  • £30 - £45 per hour
  • Posted: 16/05/2022
  • West Midlands
  • Job Ref: 215288346
  • Temporary

Regulatory Solicitor

Regulatory Lawyer/Case Manager, Berkshire/Hybrid – An exciting opportunity to join a leading law firm with a breadth of work and impressive regulator client base. This leading firm’s regulatory team is recognised in both Chambers and Legal 500 as a h…

  • £40000 - £50000 per annum
  • Posted: 25/04/2022
  • Berkshire
  • Job Ref: 215288117
  • Permanent

Regulatory Lawyer

Regulatory Lawyer, London. We are currently recruiting to a full-time 12month Fixed term Contract for an experienced Regulatory Lawyer to join an exceptional regulatory body in London. If you’re interested in a high quality workload coupled with flex…

  • £35000 - £40000 per annum
  • Posted: 20/04/2022
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215288096
  • Permanent

Legal Advisor

SUMMARY: Legal Advisor, London, 3+ PQE, up to c£50,000 (£DOE) – This large public sector body are looking for an experienced Legal Advisor to play an essential part providing highly quality written and verbal legal advice across the organisation. F…

  • £50000 per annum
  • Posted: 12/04/2022
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215288024
  • Permanent

Locum Property Lawyer

Locum Property Lawyer, Devon (Hybrid Working), 3+ years, £Excellent. This Local Authority are currently seeking an ambitious Locum Property Lawyer who will be able to provide support for around 3-months, commencing as soon as possible. For more infor…

  • £30 - £40 per hour
  • Posted: 11/04/2022
  • Devon
  • Job Ref: 215288014
  • Temporary

Regulatory Paralegal/Professional Standards Mgr

Regulatory Paralegal/Professional Standards Manager - 15 Month FTC, London – Career enhancing opportunity for a talented Caseworker or Paralegal to join this Regulatory Body and provide support to the regulatory team during a period of maternity leav…

  • £34700 per annum
  • Posted: 28/03/2022
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215287840
  • Permanent

Locum Childcare Lawyer

Locum Childcare Solicitor / Devon (Fully Remote) / 3+ years / £Excellent. This Local Authority are currently seeking an ambitious Child Care Locum who will be able to provide a range of advisory services to social care clients. You will be able to co…

  • £45 - £55 per hour
  • Posted: 24/03/2022
  • Devon
  • Job Ref: 215287818
  • Temporary