Trainee Solicitor (x4) - Central Legal Office

NHS National Services Scotland
Contract Type
Practice Area
Legal Support
In line with recommended rates
Two posts for September 2019 start date and two posts for September 2020 start date.

Job Description

Fixed Term – 2 Year Legal Traineeship (4 posts)

Year 1: Band 3, point 02 - £19,470 per annum (2018 salary) & Year 2: Band 4, point 02 - £22,042 per annum (2018 salary)

Salary is subject to change as linked to the Law society approved rates of pay.

  • Hours – 37.5
  • Location – Anderson House, Edinburgh
  • Practice Areas: Litigation, Employment Law, Commercial Property, and Commercial Contracts
  • Post Reference – IRC18228

The Central Legal Office (CLO) provides NHSScotland with legal advice and assistance in every area of law relevant to the health service. We operate a team-based structure, with three Litigation teams, one Employment team, one Commercial Contracts team and three Commercial Property teams. Each team comprises experienced solicitors and support staff committed to delivering a responsive and cost-effective service to clients across the NHS.

CLO is currently recruiting for 4 trainees, 2 of whom will commence in September 2019 and two in September 2020.  The successful candidates will have the opportunity to spend time in each of the four CLO practice areas. The PEAT 2 programme will be followed.

CLO is a fantastic place to work offering a varied and interesting range of work in a supportive environment.

Applicants should have a degree in Scots Law at 2.1 level or equivalent.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Hazel Craik on 0131 275 7834 or Laura Ewart on 0131 275 7898.

Further information on NSS is available from:

Please click the 'Apply' button below to visit our website and complete the online application form.

Closing date for completed applications is 17 December 2018.

Shortlisting will be completed by mid January and successful candidates will be invited for interviews which will take place on 19 & 21 February 2019 and 5 March 2019.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies