IOPC – Lawyer

Posted on 22nd March 2021
Type Contract
Specialism Varied
Location Sale
Deadline 28th March 2021

Job Description

  • Job Title: Lawyer
  • Grade: 13
  • Salary: £44,340 per annum pro rata
  • Contract: 0.6 FTE, Fixed Term until 31 March 2022

Apply here by 28 March 2021

Your role

They advise colleagues in our Operations Directorate in relation to the exercise of their powers and police misconduct decision-making. They also represent the IOPC in legal proceedings (e.g. judicial review, inquests and police misconduct proceedings).

They advise colleagues in the Strategy and Impact Directorate contributing to the development of organisational policy. Much of our work is high profile and lawyers are often called upon for advice on extremely sensitive matters which are subject to intense media scrutiny.


  • Experience of advising on complex issues.
  • Experience of handling substantial and complex cases.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to master new material rapidly.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Approachable and constructive.
  • A good team worker but also able to work independently.


  • Experience of litigation
  • Knowledge of FoI and DPA matters
  • Knowledge of complaints systems and handling


  • Qualified solicitor or barrister entitled to practice in England and Wales.
  • Post qualification experience in at least one relevant areas of law – these include criminal law, police law, coronial law, public and administrative law and human rights law.

What we offer

  • Options to carry over, buy or sell annual leave
  • Civil Service pension
  • PAM employee assistance programme
  • Access to Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC) membership
  • Staff networks focused on each of the protected characteristics – run for staff, by staff
  • Flexible working options

About the IOPC

As a totally independent body, not part of the police or government, we oversee the police complaints system in England and Wales. As well as setting the standards the police should apply when handling complaints, we investigate and make decisions on some of the UK’s most sensitive cases, including where police action may have led to death or serious injury.


We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, to find out more, please click here. Throughout the recruitment process we will assess Experience, Strengths, Technical and Values. As part of the application process you will be asked to complete four sift stage questions based on the essential criteria.

This advert may close early due to high applications.

Company Information


Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC)

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