Paralegal - Legal Services

Aberdeen City Council
10 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link  and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.     

Location: Marischal College
Duration: Part Time 18.5 hours per week, Fixed Term for up to 52 weeks

Aberdeen City Council has recently modernised the way it delivers its in-house legal service which provides legal and commercial advice to the Council and public sector partners. Aberdeen City Council is one of Scotland’s largest councils and this is an exciting time to work for Legal Services where successful applicants will have the opportunity of being at the heart of some of Scotland’s most exciting projects including the delivery of the City Region Deal and the new Aberdeen Exhibition Conference Centre.

We currently have fixed term maternity cover vacancy (for up to 52 weeks) for a Paralegal in our Governance Team.

Governance – This team provides legal advice and support in the areas of Data Protection, Freedom of Information, Trust and Charity Law, State Aid, Surveillance Law, and advising a variety of committees and panels.

Job Purpose:

To provide paralegal support in respect of areas of law advised upon by either the Property, the Planning and Environment, the Governance, the Litigation or the Licensing Team.

To provide a right first time customer and solution focused service based on the principles of continuous improvement, professionalism, integrity and best value.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

One of the following

Relevant law degree including LLB, Law and Management, Law and Business or Public Administration or equivalent
Specialist Paralegal qualification in a relevant discipline
Graduate Diploma in Law
Graduate Certificate in Law in a relevant discipline


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

Effective Team work and working on their own initiative
Strong organisational skills
Effective communication skills, both oral and written
Attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to prioritise, work to deadlines, and manage a number of matters concurrently
Adaptability to the changing priorities and working practices of the Service and the Council as a whole

The Individual

Please see the Job Profile for further details.

Aberdeen City Council also offers favourable terms and conditions including flexible working and salary sacrifice schemes.

For more information on the vacancies, please don’t hesitate to contact Craig Veitch, Team Leader, Property on 01224 522465 or at or Jess Anderson, Team Leader, Governance on 01224 522553 or at

See also:
2. Job Profile.doc

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