transforming legal services in the public sector

Paralegal (SEN)

15 February 2023 | Category

Location –  Northampton, Huntingdon or Shefford (although travel to other offices may be required)

Contract Type – Full Time (37 hours) Permanent

Salary Range: £27,362.50 – £31,432.50 DOE


  • To assist a team of Lawyers and act as a point of contract on a variety of cases, to
    include but not limited to, taking instructions and giving advice, carrying out research,
    preparing applications, drafting documents and correspondence, commissioning and
    instructing expert witnesses, liaising with witnesses, attending meetings and providing
    advice and representation in courts or tribunals.
    • To manage a case load comprising mainly SEN Tribunal cases and to clerk school
    admission and exclusion appeals, ensuring awareness of safeguarding responsibilities,
    compliance with statutory duties and obligations and to protect the best interest of
    the client organisations.
    • To ensure the effective identification and awareness of risks associated with the
    relevant areas of legal practice.
  • Develop and provide legal input into training courses, briefing notes and legal
    clinic/surgeries for a range of professional clients. Where required, assist Lawyers
    with the provision of training to clients in specialist areas of law.
    • Provide cover and support, including in times of absence, to other Paralegals based
    within the wider Adult Social Care & Litigation Service.
    • To make a positive contribution to the Adult Social Care & Litigation Service and
    contribute to the development, training or mentoring of colleagues where required.
    • Support the Pathfinder Legal Services Leadership Team in building and maintaining
    effective working relationships with clients to ensure the delivery of a seamless and
    client focused service.
    • Support the Pathfinder Legal Services Leadership Team by complying with all Legal
    Services’ practice management requirements including time recording, billing, Lexcel
    and other accreditation schemes, and compliance with all policies and procedures.
    • Support the Pathfinder Legal Services Leadership Team in developing and maintaining
    effective partnerships, networks and joint working arrangements to ensure the most
    effective provision of Legal Services to meet the needs and aspirations of clients.
    • To carry out other duties which fall within the broad spirit, scope and purpose of the
    job description as required by the Director of Pathfinder Legal Services, Heads of
    Service or Principal Lawyers from time to time and which are commensurate with the
    grade of the post.

For a copy of the Full Job Description please click here

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with initiative, a proactive approach to problem solving and a real commitment to the job. In return for this we can offer you an excellent benefits package alongside a flexible, modern working environment equipped with the technology needed to enable you to balance the pressures of a busy role.

Pathfinder Legal Benefits

  • Local Government Pensions Scheme – considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates.
  • Flexible working arrangements – we offer flexible hours and remote working with the aim to give everyone a balanced work / life ratio.
  • Family Friendly policies including excellent Maternity, Paternity and Adoption entitlements.
  • A generous minimum annual leave entitlement of 24 days, plus public holidays. With the option to purchase more annual leave!

To apply for this position please send your CV and a supporting covering letter to

Closing date for applications: 01/03/2023

Interviews taking place: week commencing 06/03/2023

Number of vacancies for the role: 1

PLEASE NOTE: we will only accept applications where a supporting covering letter and a CV is submitted.