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.

16 Jobs Match Your Search Criteria

Regulatory Lawyer

SUMMARY: Regulatory Solicitor, 5+ PQE – London: Do you have a natural managerial flair with previous experience within Regulatory and Crime? A fantastic opportunity for an experienced solicitor to join a Regulatory Body. Call now on 020 7183 8586…

  • £53930 - £63447 per annum
  • Posted: 22/05/2019
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215276470
  • Permanent

Illegal Practice Solicitor

SUMMARY: Illegal Practice Solicitor, 5+ PQE – London: Do you have a natural managerial flair with previous experience within Regulatory Law and Crime? A fantastic opportunity for an experienced solicitor to join a Regulatory Body. Call now on 020…

  • £53930 - £63447 per annum
  • Posted: 22/05/2019
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215276469
  • Permanent

Senior Property Locum

SUMMARY: Senior Property Lawyer, Dorset, – Are you an experienced Commercial Property Locum who is ready to hit the ground running? Get in contact now to discuss the vacancy we have available on 0121 454 1004. JOB TITLE: Senior Property Locum…

  • Competitive
  • Posted: 21/05/2019
  • Dorset
  • Job Ref: 215276461
  • Temporary

Locum Police Solicitor

SUMMARY: Locum Police Solicitor, Public Sector - West Midlands - 3+ years qualified - Locum on-going contract dealing with a caseload of litigated cases - Call eNL on 0121 454 1004 JOB TITLE: Police Solicitor PQE REQUIRED: 3 years + LO…

  • £30 - £35 per hour
  • Posted: 21/05/2019
  • West Midlands
  • Job Ref: 215276450
  • Temporary

Senior Case Manager - Investigations

SUMMARY: Senior Case Manager, Central London - A large regulatory body are seeking enthusiastic Senior Case Managers to join their team. Please call us now on 020 7183 8586. JOB TITLE: Senior Case Manager PQE REQUIRED: 2+ years experi…

  • £36000 per annum
  • Posted: 16/05/2019
  • London
  • Job Ref: 215276403
  • Permanent

Childcare Locum

SUMMARY: Childcare Locum – Staffordshire – 3+ PQE – Immediate Start Available – Well regarded Local Authority seeks a Childcare Locum to handle a public law caseload. Call Louise Evans now on 0121 454 1004. JOB TITLE: Childcare Locum P…

  • £30 per hour
  • Posted: 14/05/2019
  • Staffordshire
  • Job Ref: 215275956
  • Temporary

Case Officer

Regulatory Case Officer – London: Do you have an interest or previous experience within investigations? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated individual with 6 months experience within investigations or administration in a regulatory env…

  • Competitive
  • Posted: 13/05/2019
  • Central London
  • Job Ref: 215276386
  • Temporary

Contracts Solicitor

SUMMARY: Locum Contracts Solicitor, 3+PQE, Nottinghamshire – An excellent career boosting locum vacancy for an experienced Contracts Solicitor to join a Public Sector Body. ** If this position is not of interest to you and you know any…

  • Competitive
  • Posted: 10/05/2019
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Job Ref: 215276377
  • Temporary

Regional Employment Solicitor

Employment Lawyer, 2+ PQE, South Yorkshire - An experienced Employment Solicitor is sought by this leading organisation to join as a key player in their thriving legal team. Exceptional benefits are on offer making this an opportunity not to be miss…

  • £50000 per annum
  • Posted: 09/05/2019
  • South Yorkshire
  • Job Ref: 215276360
  • Permanent

Civil Litigation Solicitor

SUMMARY: Civil Litigation Solicitor - 3+ PQE - Greater Manchester – Locum Ongoing Contract - A new role has arisen to join a busy local authority in Greater Manchester. Call Zoe Jones now on 0161 850 0745. JOB TITLE: Civil Litigation…

  • £25 per hour
  • Posted: 08/05/2019
  • Greater Manchester
  • Job Ref: 215276347
  • Temporary