Here are some examples of what we offer:

  • 25 days’ annual leave
  • Birthday privilege day and Christmas shutdown
  • Holiday buy, sell and carryover scheme
  • 2 charity volunteering or pro bono days
  • Flexible, agile and home working
  • BUPA
  • Permanent health insurance
  • Flexible pension scheme
  • Medicash
  • Enhanced family leave policies
  • Life assurance
  • Annual travel season ticket loan
  • Dress for your day policy
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Financial contribution towards home working equipment
  • Role overview

    Introduction to the role:

    The role will involve undertaking a wide range of general healthcare and mental health advisory work for the NHS and other public and private organisations operating in the health and social care sector.

    The role may involve a short or long term secondment to a client’s legal teams for several days a week. Secondments are requested by clients from time to time as additional support. Training will be given. The role may also provide the opportunity to work with the wider Healthcare Advisory team in our other office locations including Liverpool.

    Introduction to the team:

    This role provides the opportunity to join the fastest growing part of Hill Dickinson – the Health Business Group and support the Head of Health Andrew Craggs and his team. With a team of over 100 lawyers and national coverage we are one of the leading firms providing legal advice and supporting the NHS and independent healthcare organisations.

    Key responsibilities:

  • A possible short or long term secondment to health clients as described above
  • Drafting Instructions to Counsel
  • Drafting witness statements
  • Research and drafting advice
  • Preparing Power Point slides and documentation for training events
  • Organising medical records
  • Preparing chronologies of medical records
  • Preparing bundles of documents for use at Inquests and Court of Protection
  • Note taking at Inquests, meetings and conferences with Counsel
  • Generally assisting associates, senior associates, legal directors and partners with their work load
  • Preparing of minutes following team meetings
  • Answering the telephone and assisting with queries
  • Assisting with administration tasks when required
  • A number of client orientated tasks that will be chargeable and will carry a billable hours target
  • What we are looking for

    Essential:

  • Excellent communication skills especially in writing clear and succinct English
  • The ability to work independently in addition to as part of a team
  • Ability to deliver technically accurate and appropriate advice to clients, colleagues and others
  • Adheres to guidelines and procedures, whilst showing appropriate initiative
  • Demonstrates competence in own area of expertise
  • Demonstrates understanding of client needs/expectations
  • Ability to interact and communicate with client and keep them up-to-date
  • Desirable:

  • Regulatory/health law experience
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

    Hill Dickinson is committed to providing fairness and equal opportunity for all regardless of age, gender, gender identity, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital or transgender status, nationality, religion or belief.

    We understand that our power as a firm comes from empowering our people and that it is only by encouraging and enabling individuals to be themselves at work that we can truly benefit from their rich and varied strengths.

    Hill Dickinson is an equal opportunities employer. All applications received by the firm will be considered based on their merit alone and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of background. 

    Disability Support

    We are a Disability Confident employer, which means that we will make reasonable adjustments to help you perform at your best. Please contact the HR team at hrteam@hilldickinson.com should you require any adjustments to the application or interview process.

    Values

    Trust – Respect – Innovation – Collaboration

    All successful candidates will be subject to our standard pre-employment screening, including a basic criminal record check via Disclosure and Barring Service. Any offer of employment made is conditional upon completion of all checks. 

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