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, for an early reply to your enquiry.

64 Jobs Match Your Search Criteria

Interim Regulatory Lawyer

Interim Regulatory Solicitor, Central London, 5+ PQE –Experienced in statutory interpretation? We need you! Call us now on 020 7183 8586. JOB TITLE: Interim Regulatory Solicitor PQE REQUIRED: 5+ LOCATION: Central London SALARY: £28-£3…

  • £29.83 per hour
  • Posted: 19/09/2019
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215277891
  • Temporary

Planning Lawyer

SUMMARY: Planning Lawyer - In-house – Shropshire – Permanent- A superb opportunity to join a highly reputable local authority in the West Midlands handling a mixed bag of planning law matters. Call us now on 0121 454 1004. JOB TITLE: …

  • Negotiable
  • Posted: 16/09/2019
  • Telford
  • Job Ref: 215276715
  • Permanent

Employment Solicitor

Employment Lawyer, 5+ PQE, South Yorkshire - An experienced Employment Solicitor is sought by this leading organisation to join as a key player in their thriving legal team to cover a period of maternity leave. Exceptional benefits are on offer makin…

  • £45000 - £51000 per annum
  • Posted: 13/09/2019
  • Lancashire
  • Job Ref: 215277835
  • Permanent

Locum Adult Social Services Locum

SUMMARY: Locum Adult Social Services Lawyer, Buckinghamshire, 3+ PQE – Career enhancing opportunity to join a thriving local authority in their Adult Social Care team. Call us now on 020 7183 8586. JOB TITLE: Locum Adult Social Services…

  • £35 per hour
  • Posted: 13/09/2019
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Job Ref: 215277806
  • Temporary

General Litigation Lawyer

SUMMARY: General Litigation Lawyer, 3+ PQE, Greater Manchester – Are you a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Legal executive with public sector experience? I am working with a local authority who are seeking applications from talented and enthusia…

  • Dependant on Experience
  • Posted: 13/09/2019
  • Greater Manchester
  • Job Ref: 215277834
  • Permanent

Planning Lawyer

SUMMARY: Senior Planning Locum, Exeter, 3+ PQE - A unique opportunity to join a Public Sector Body as a Planning Lawyer on a Locum basis to cover permanent recruitment. Call us now on 0121 4541004. JOB TITLE: Planning Lawyer PQE REQUIRED:…

  • Generous
  • Posted: 13/09/2019
  • Exeter
  • Job Ref: 215277820
  • Temporary

Commercial Contracts Lawyer

SUMMARY: Legal Counsel, Central London, 5+ PQE – Do you consider yourself as a capable legal professional within Commercial Contracts? Are you striving to secure a complex yet interesting new role? Call us now on 020 7183 8586. JOB TITLE:…

  • Negotiable
  • Posted: 12/09/2019
  • Central London
  • Job Ref: 215277813
  • Permanent

Local Authority Childcare Locum

SUMMARY: Childcare Locum Solicitor, Local Authority, West Midlands Region- This exciting and challenging role is suitable for an experienced Childcare Solicitor. Looking for a move? Call us on 0121 454 1004 JOB TITLE: Chil…

  • Competitive
  • Posted: 12/09/2019
  • Warwickshire
  • Job Ref: 215277782
  • Temporary

Community and Litigation Lawyer

SUMMARY: Community and Litigation Lawyer, 4+ PQE, Greater Manchester - Local government employer in Greater Manchester have an opportunity for a qualified legal professional, with knowledge of the Constitution and strategic aims and be able to advise…

  • Dependant on Experience
  • Posted: 11/09/2019
  • Greater Manchester
  • Job Ref: 215277793
  • Permanent

Corporate Governance Lawyer

SUMMARY: Corporate Solicitor/Barrister/Legal Executive, 3+ PQE, Greater Manchester - Knowledge of local government law with a particular emphasis on corporate governance, highways, planning, housing, property, development and regeneration, commercia…

  • Dependant on Experience
  • Posted: 10/09/2019
  • Greater Manchester
  • Job Ref: 215277774
  • Permanent