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Head of Legal Services

Band 8c

Main area
Legal Services
Band 8c
Full Time
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Exeter, EX2 5DW
Band 8C (TBC)
28/02/2019 23:59

RD&E NHS Foundation Trust is recruiting to the position of Head of Legal Services. The post holder will provide the Trust with expert legal and practical advice in the area of healthcare law requiring excellent time management, prioritisation, professionalism and pragmatism with the ability to clearly communicate highly contentious, highly complex and highly sensitive information in a demanding environment that is frequently emotive and patient focused. As well as managing clinical negligence claims and Inquests, the post holder will be in a leadership role in managing and supervising staff in the legal department, and be expected to provide practical legal advice and deliver training/presentations to clinicians. This is a challenging role in a busy department that provides robust legal advice and protection 24/7 365 day per year to a large complex Trust and its staff. The post holder will have significant responsibility and in light of the department’s workload will be expected to learn quickly and work efficiently. This is a fantastic and unique opportunity with exposure to some of the most interesting, complex and high-profile work in the NHS within a long-established in-house legal team. Please note this position may close earlier than the stated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

You are therefore advised to submit your application as soon as possible. Unless you are already at the stated pay banding within the NHS, your pay under the Agenda for Change Pay bands will usually be set at the minimum of the pay band advertised. Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are: Honesty, Openness & Integrity Fairness Inclusion & Collaboration Respect & Dignity ***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.*** DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE VACANCY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.

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Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
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01392 403936 or 403758

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