This page will give details of other non-legal opportunities to work at the Law Commission, for example, as a member of our Corporate Services Team.
Corporate services team assistant– 63824
We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.
The Law Commission is the statutory body set up under the Law Commissions Act 1965 to keep the law of England and Wales under review and to recommend reform where it is needed. It operates as an independent non-departmental body sponsored by the Ministry of Justice.
The Commission’s aims are:
- To ensure that the law is as fair, modern, simple and as cost-effective as possible
- To conduct research and consultations in order to make recommendations for reform for consideration by Parliament
- To codify the law, eliminate anomalies, repeal obsolete and unnecessary enactments and reduce the number of separate statutes
The Corporate Services Team Assistant will report to the Business Manager and HR Lead (Band D) and will play a key role in ensuring the smooth running of the organisation. The post-holder will provide a number of key support responsibilities within the Corporate Services Team, and will gain a wide range of experience across a number of corporate areas, including recruitment, HR, IT, finance and business support.
The role also provides an excellent opportunity for the post-holder to gain experience working with senior colleagues, including the Chief Executive, Commissioners and lawyers.
Key responsibilities include:
- Supporting the Business Manager and HR Lead with HR and recruitment processes, in particular, with the annual research assistant recruitment campaign
- Supporting the annual research assistant induction process, ensuring logistical arrangements are in place to help research assistants settle into their new roles
- Supporting the Head of Communications and Communications Assistant with the Law Commission’s intranet presence, ensuring it is up to date and relevant
- Supporting the Commission’s knowledge management structures, including use of SharePoint
- Ensuring corporate responsibilities are met, for example, acting as the Commission’s display screen equipment assessor and fire warden
- Providing general administrative support to the Corporate Services Team and wider Commission, including organising meetings, completing IT orders, answering the main Law Commission enquiries telephone line and managing emails received into a number of inboxes, such as the enquiries, recruitment, and Freedom of Information inboxes
- Sending meeting invites, preparing papers and managing logistics for the monthly Peer Review and Board meetings
- Updating and maintaining records to ensure information remains accurate, for example: the Freedom of Information log, records of staff arrivals and departures, the IT matrix, organisational charts, the HR dashboard etc.
- Acting as the first point of contact for all general and IT queries from staff
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build confidence and trust both internally and externally
- Ability to use initiative and work with minimal supervision
- Ability to work flexibly across a number of different disciplines
- Ability to prioritise workload with minimal supervision
- Good IT skills and general IT knowledge
- Experience using Microsoft applications such as: Excel, Outlook and SharePoint
- Creative approach to problem solving and improving processes
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Strengths.
At the sift stage you will be assessed on your Behaviours and Experience.
You will be asked to supply evidence of meeting these competencies when you apply:
- Making effective decisions (lead behaviour)
- Changing and Improving
- Delivering at pace
If we receive a high volume of applications, we will use making effective decisions as a lead behaviour. Any applications that meet the benchmark for this behaviour will then progress to a full sift.
You will be asked to demonstrate experience, career history and achievements that are relevant to the specific job role.
Candidates who are successful at the initial sifting stage will undertake and interview to further gauge their suitability for the role. At interview you will be assessed on your Behaviours and Strengths.
For those working nationally, some travel to London will be required.
These roles offer considerable flexibility. Current arrangements are that you can expect to be based in a regional hub (national) or London HQ office (London) two days a week, with home-working possible on other days. However, this is subject to ongoing review.
If you would like to discuss this post further, please contact Toni Yau, Business Manager and HR Lead, or Manesh Mistry, Head of Corporate Services.
Interviews are expected to commence week beginning 17th October 2022
The national salary range is £21,775, London salary range is £25,475. Your salary will be dependent on your base location.