Trainee Practice Support Officer - Legal Services

Apply From: 13th of March 2020
Application Deadline: 29th of March 2020
Salary: £17316.00 per year
Start Date:

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Please note that Surrey County Council's headquarters, where this role is currently based, will be relocating back into Surrey in 2020 to support our Community Vision 2030. The new headquarters will be based in Woking.

Whilst the primary base for the role holder will currently be Kingston, the work assigned could see the postholder working from any of our sites across the county and so ability to travel is a requirement of the role.

This is a 24 month fixed term contract.

About the role

As a Trainee Practice Support Officer you will play a key role in our dynamic and friendly team. The Practice Support Team provides support for finance matters, IT support, post and case records, deeds and sealing alongside various other duties. The position requires using one's own initiative whilst supporting the team and wider department. In return you will be fully supported and mentored through your qualification and will be given allocated time whilst at work to complete coursework.

Please feel free to read further details for the offered qualification

We are looking for someone who has great attention to detail and is able to communicate well with different levels of staff. Someone who can take on multiple projects at once and can execute work on strict deadlines. Willingness to support staff when needed and who can share their creativity in the development of new ideas to the rest of the team. Most importantly an enthusiastic and can-do attitude.

To be considered for shortlisting, you will be able to evidence in your application:

● Great attitude and passionate about making a difference

● Commitment and willingness to learn

● Strong IT Skills

● Ability to organise and prioritise your time and workload

● Strong written and verbal communication skills


A level or have completed an advanced apprenticeship

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

Additional information

Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Susan Rose on 0208 541 9028 or by e-mail at We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29th March 2020.

Interviews will take place on 3rd and 6th April 2020.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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