Since 1999 eNL Legal has recruited for the public sector legal recruitment market, including the placement of public sector Legal Advisors within private law firms. We have worked with central government, education, local authorities, the NHS and regulatory bodies. We also place legal professionals within charities and not for profit organisations.

If you are a public sector organisation with permanent or locum legal roles and requirements, we are on hand to help. We have in-depth public sector knowledge and understand “all too well” about budget constraints, timeframes and other unique idiosyncrasies.

For candidates we provide a tailored “end to end” service, our Legal Recruitment Consultants will help you every step of the way. The eNL Legal recruitment agency has established a large network of contacts across the sector, which enables us to have a range of public law jobs listed daily. Call us today to discuss your next career move.

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Why work in public sector?

Some of the biggest employers in the UK are in the public sector and in total over 6 million Britons are employed by public sector organisations. There are many reasons to work in the public sector; we have listed just a few of them below:

  • Be a patriot! – Ultimately all public sector roles assist the government and therefore each and every one of us. Protecting the legal interests of the UK could be considered a patriotic duty!
  • Caring for people – Many public sector legal roles involve helping and caring for vulnerable people, such roles include protecting children and vulnerable adults, ensuring housing quality and the enforcement of licensing, etc.
  • Develop a specialism – Public sector legal roles offer Solicitors, Lawyers and other legal professionals the chance to develop deep specialisms in a wide-variety of legal disciplines.
  • The public sector offers stable employment.
  • Good salary and financial transparency.
  • Public sector is big on the training front.
  • Often flexible working is available.

Public sector legal job roles and titles

There are many types of public sector legal roles available. Some examples are listed below:

  • Child Protection Lawyer
  • Civil Litigation Lawyer
  • Contracts Lawyer
  • Head of Legal Services
  • Healthcare Lawyer
  • Housing & Property Lawyer
  • Immigration Caseworker
  • Licensing Lawyer
  • Planning Lawyer
  • Project Lawyer
  • Regulatory & Compliance Lawyer

 

To view the current public sector legal jobs listed on our website, click here.

Contacting eNL Legal about public sector legal vacancies

Call your closest eNL Legal office to discuss public sector legal jobs, contact details are:

  • Birmingham - 0121 454 1004,
  • Leeds - 0113 320 0575,
  • London - 0207 183 8586 and
  • Manchester 0161 850 0745

Also feel free to email us at enl@enllegal.co.uk, for an early reply to your enquiry.

24 Jobs Match Your Search Criteria

Locum Employment Solicitor

Locum Employment Solicitor, West Midlands / Hybrid Basis, 2+ PQE. An experienced Employment Solicitor is sought-after to join this leading organisation as a key player in their thriving legal team to assist on an interim basis, to commence immediatel…

  • £Competitive
  • Posted: 27/10/2021
  • Birmingham
  • Job Ref: 215286290
  • Temporary

Regulatory Paralegal

Regulatory Paralegal –- London – Exceptional opportunity for a committed Paralegal seeking to build their career in regulatory law. For more information or to apply call Kaye Thumpston on 0207 183 8586 and quote job ref: 6206 JOB TITLE: Regulato…

  • £22000 - £23000 per annum
  • Posted: 25/10/2021
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215286206
  • Permanent

Locum Childcare Lawyer

Locum Childcare Solicitor / Devon (Fully Remote) / 3+ years / £Excellent. This Local Authority are currently seeking an ambitious Child Care Locum who will be able to provide a range of advisory services to social care clients. You will be able to co…

  • £45 - £55 per hour
  • Posted: 22/10/2021
  • Devon
  • Job Ref: 215286202
  • Temporary

Public Sector Childcare Locum- Outside IR35

Child Care Locum, 3+ PQE, Midlands (100% Remote working). This Local Authority are seeking a confident Child Care Locum who will be able to provide a range of advisory services to social care clients throughout the Midlands. To apply or to register y…

  • £30 - £40 per hour
  • Posted: 21/10/2021
  • Midlands
  • Job Ref: 215286211
  • Temporary

Planning Solicitor

Planning Solicitor, London (Remote) 3+ PQE. This busy public sector body are seeking a talented and committed Locum Planning Solicitor to join them on a temporary basis, either on a remote basis or from the client’s office. For more information, plea…

  • £Competitive
  • Posted: 19/10/2021
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215286174
  • Temporary

Locum Childcare Lawyer

Childcare Locum Solicitor, London/Remote Working - 3+ years – Busy public sector body seeking a talented and committed Childcare locum solicitor on a temporary basis. For more information please call Zoe Jones on 020 7183 8586 and quote Job Reference…

  • £30 per hour
  • Posted: 15/10/2021
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215286148
  • Temporary

Local Authority Childcare Locum

SUMMARY: Local Authority Childcare Locum / West Midlands / 2+ PQE / Public Law experience. This Local Authority are currently seeking an ambitious Child Care Locum who will be able to provide a range of advisory services to social care clients thro…

  • £30 - £35 per hour
  • Posted: 07/10/2021
  • West Midlands
  • Job Ref: 215286026
  • Temporary

Locum Contracts Lawyer

SUMMARY: Locum Contracts Lawyer – Remote/London, 3+years PQE- Our client a Public Sector body based in London are looking for a Locum Contracts Lawyer for 3 months +citing challenge. For more information, please call Zoe Jones on 0207 183 8586 and…

  • £30 - £40 per hour
  • Posted: 06/10/2021
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215285996
  • Temporary

Senior Associate Corporate Solicitor

A leading National Law firm with offices across the UK are looking to appoint a Corporate Finance Solicitor with a minimum of 5 years PQE into their Bristol office. This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading firm, offering long-term career dev…

  • Excellent
  • Posted: 05/10/2021
  • Bristol
  • Job Ref: 215285968
  • Permanent

Public Sector Childcare Locum- Outside IR35

Child Care Locum, 3+ PQE, Midlands (100% Remote working). This Local Authority are seeking a confident Child Care Locum who will be able to provide a range of advisory services to social care clients throughout the Midlands. To apply or to register y…

  • £30 - £40 per hour
  • Posted: 01/10/2021
  • Midlands
  • Job Ref: 215285920
  • Temporary