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Legal Officer
£31,488 to £36,260 (review pending)

Applications are invited for the post of Legal Officer with the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, which was established in Glasgow on 1 April 1999 to review alleged miscarriages of justice in Scotland.

As a Legal Officer, you will be required to consider applications by or on behalf of convicted persons who claim that a miscarriage of justice has occurred in their cases. You will be responsible for conducting investigations and carrying out a full and thorough review of all applications and making recommendations to the Board of the Commission on whether or not applications warrant referral to the High Court.

Applicants must have a law degree and must have up to date knowledge of Scottish criminal law and procedure. You will need excellent analytical skills, coupled with an ability to take a methodical, rigorous and objective approach to your work. In addition you will be expected to be an effective written and oral communicator, with effective presentation and interpersonal skills. You will also be expected to be IT literate and familiar with standard Office packages.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small specialist legal team with high levels of autonomy and exposure to a broad range of criminal cases.

It is intended that interviews will be held in mid-August 2017. There is currently one immediate vacancy, with possible further positions becoming available later in the year. A reserve list of applicants will therefore be retained, subject to applicant approval.

Further details and an application pack can be downloaded here or obtained by contacting Mr Chris Reddick, Director of Corporate Services, Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, 5th Floor, Portland House, 17 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 5AH. Tel: 0141 270 7030 or E:mail: creddick@sccrc.org.uk

Closing date for completed applications: Friday 21 July 2017 @ 17:00

All completed application forms must be accompanied by a completed equal opportunities monitoring form by the closing date.

The Commission is an Equal Opportunities Employer.