Legal Officer

Contract Type
Practice Area
Legal Support
0-2 yrs, 3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
sportscotland is the national agency for sport in Scotland. Our vision is an active Scotland where everyone benefits from sport.

Job Description


We are currently looking for a Legal Officer who will provide legal advice and assistance on a broad range of matters and ensure that we have the appropriate processes and procedures in place for compliance with regulations, government guidelines and legislation.

You will have technical legal knowledge gained through the Solicitor qualification process (LLB & Diploma in Legal Practice & completed traineeship) alongside an up-to-date practising certificate and membership of the Law Society of Scotland.

As the Legal Officer you will provide colleagues with legal advice for ad-hoc queries ensuring legal risk is identified, understood, and managed, so we are looking for someone who has experience of providing advice and guidance to all levels of staff and interested parties on a variety of legal and compliance issues.

Ideally you will have knowledge of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 as you will support the Legal team with the FOI process. You will also support the Information Governance and Data Protection Officer, so knowledge of Data Protection Legislation would be beneficial.

In return for the above, we offer employee benefits such as flexible working, generous holidays, childcare vouchers, fantastic discounts, a great pension scheme (19.3% employer contribution), support with your personal development and much more.   


To apply, please send your CV and covering letter detailing why you meet the requirements for this vacancy to 

We are a Disability Confident employer. If you have any difficulties with your application because of a disability, please get in touch and we will discuss how we can help you. 

Closing date for completed applications: 15 October 2021
Interviews are anticipated to take place W/C 25 October 2021

sportscotland – sport for life

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