Legal Adviser Opportunities

5 May 2018

Legal Adviser Opportunities

We are seeking to appoint two Legal Advisers to NISCC's Registration and Fitness to Practise Committees

Closing Date (extended):  4 pm on Friday, 1 June 2018

Interview Date: Thursday, 14 June 2018

£560 per day plus reasonable travel expenses

Minimum commitment of 10 - 15 days per year

Millennium House, Belfast

About Us
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council is responsible for registering social workers and social care workers, for regulating their education, training and practice and for investigating and dealing with allegations about social workers and social care workers.

About the role
By acting as Legal Adviser to our Registration and Fitness to Practise Committees, you will ensure that proceedings before a Committee are conducted fairly, and will advise the Committee on questions of law.  You will also be responsible for the drafting of the Committees’ determinations and reasons.

About you
You must be a solicitor or barrister with not less than 10 years’ post-qualifying experience.  Additionally, you must have at least one year’s experience within the last three years of acting as a legal adviser to a health care regulatory Committee.  You must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of up to date case law and a good understanding of the importance of NISCC in public protection. 

To apply
For more information about the role, please read the Information Pack.

If you believe that this role is for you, please submit your Curriculum Vitae, a completed Application Form and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form by email to or post to Melissa Stewart, Committee Clerk, NISCC, 7th Floor Millennium House, 19 – 25 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7AQ.

Completing the Application Form
For PC and MAC users - you will need to have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat reader to complete the form electronically.  Please see below for a link to download the latest version: Adobe reader     

Tablet users will need to download the latest version from the official Adobe Reader app on your tablet.

For any application related queries, please email or call Melissa Stewart, Committee Clerk, on 028 9536 2933.

Closing date: 4 pm on Friday, 1 June 2018.

Interviews are expected to take place on 14 June 2018.

 We welcome applications from all Section 75 groups regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, people with dependants, political opinion, religion, or sexual orientation.  It is important that recruited members are independent of the Council, and therefore any persons related to members or staff of the Council should not apply.

Information Pack                         Application Form                                   Equal Opportunities Form



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