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Solicitor (Operations)

Location: Alfreton

Agile working style: Agile Worker

Salary: £41,928 - £53,529

Contract: Permanent

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Closing date: 28th June, 2024

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We’re excited to offer an opportunity to work in one of the most interesting and diverse legal roles within the legal profession to date.

EMPLS is an established collaboration providing legal representation and in-house service to five Police Forces covering the East Midlands region.

The role provides opportunities to develop your skills and challenge yourself with a client base of over 10,000 officers and police staff, as well as helping to protect the public and maintaining high standards of the Police Service.

In addition, we offer a generous salary of £41,928 - £53,529 as well as key work/life benefits such as agile/home working, a competitive pension, generous annual leave, and flexi-time. There is also overtime available for Court attendance on Saturdays as part of our on-call rota. For part time hours the salary will be calculated on a pro-rata basis, this is based on the number of hours for the vacancy. 

The role will provide you with the chance to make a real difference to the lives of the people of the East Midlands, supporting all areas of Police work by using your skills to shape the way that officers and staff protect and serve the public in vital and dynamic areas of the law. You will have the opportunity to advise at all levels of the organisations we serve.

As a qualified Solicitor or Barrister, you will prepare and present cases in relation to a wide range of applications and diverse jurisdictions including:

  • Magistrates’ Court applications relating to domestic violence, stalking, sex offenders, and proceeds of crime.
  • Local Authority licensing matters
  • High Court and County Court applications
  • Training officers on legal issues

In addition, you will be involved in advising the Police Service on operational matters and a diverse range of issues affecting the Police.

The role is principally based at our new location in Alfreton, Derbyshire, but will offer opportunities for agile and home working.

If you thrive working with a varied workload and have a desire to pursue a career in law then  we might be the right team for you.

What’s in it for you?

At Derbyshire Constabulary, we aim to create an environment that puts people first. We want you to feel supported in everything you do, so you can give your very best. What’s more, we have a range of reward and benefits that if you join us you could enjoy. 

What’s next 

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  • Vacancy closes 28 June 2024 at 23:55pm
  • Shortlisting w/c 1 July 2024
  • Interviews will take place w/c 8 July 2024

Who we are

Here at Derbyshire Constabulary, Police doesn't have to mean patrolling the streets. Just as important as our uniformed officers is our strong team of professional and support staff working behind the scenes. It’s these skilled people, people like you who contribute to the policing of Derbyshire.

To understand how you can make Derbyshire safer together visit our careers website.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from underrepresented and neurodiverse backgrounds, so that we can truly reflect the communities that we serve in.


Agile Working Style

Agile Worker

Generally office based, can work from other force sites or from home on an occasional or regular basis.

Police Stations

Derbyshire Constabulary
Butterley Hall

Working for the constabulary

Policing in Derbyshire takes more than 3,500 people in a wide range of roles. Around half of these are police officers, but we also have a variety of police staff. From police community support officers to police staff and volunteers, we all play an equally important role in protecting the people of Derbyshire.

It’s a vibrant, challenging and rewarding place to work and we’re committed to equality and diversity. We aim to create a constabulary that truly reflects the communities we serve. As part of this, we promote Positive Action. This means when you apply to join us, as well as assessing you on merit, we’ll look at your application according to our need and in line with current legislation to actively encourage a more diverse workforce.