Come and join us!
We are delighted that you might be considering joining nplaw. We offer a huge range of opportunities for you to develop your career and work on some exciting projects which benefit the community of Norfolk.
Any current job vacancies are listed below. If there are no advertised vacancies which would suit your skills, we would still be interested in receiving a speculative application from you. You can do this by submitting your CV and a covering letter to Nicky McDowell at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications will be kept in the strictest of confidence.
There are so many good things about working for nplaw that we can’t list them all here! We offer flexible working (including part-time, flexi-time and working from home), staff benefits and amazing colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds. Some of our employees’ stories can be read here >
For more information about living and working in Norwich please visit the Norfolk County Council website https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobs-training-and-volunteering/living-and-working-in-norfolk
Current job vacancies
Any current job vacancies are listed here. If there are none showing at the moment, please feel free to send us a speculative application.
Head of Legal Services:
Paying up to £73,638 plus excellent relocation package
As Head of Legal for a shared service, you will have the energy, drive and vision to lead the continuing growth of nplaw, achieving ambitious income targets and making sure we have the workforce we need to succeed. Motivated by challenge and complexity, this role requires a solicitor or barrister operating at senior level, who can provide excellent leadership for nplaw and harness a positive culture of high expectations.
You will be responsible for the successful delivery of high-quality legal services within the Council and to external clients. As Deputy Monitoring Officer, you will support the Director of Governance in ensuring good governance and high standards of ethical conduct at the Council.
You can read about our current trainee solicitors here:
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nplaw is keen to support aspiring lawyers and is happy to offer unpaid work experience placements to undergraduate students.
We are delighted that we have close links with UEA Law School and, in conjunction with them, we offer a number of one-week unpaid internships each summer. These are administered by the Law School and will be advertised in the Spring. Any UEA students wishing to obtain work experience with us should apply through that route only and not directly to nplaw.
We reserve a small number of placements for students who don’t study at UEA but who previously lived or went to school in Norfolk. Our work experience diary for 2020 is already full and we regret that we cannot offer any further placements for that year. We will open a window for work experience applications in September 2020 for those who would like a placement in 2021.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer any work experience for students in Years 9, 10 or 11. We may be able to offer 2 day placement for students in Years 12 and 13 during 2021.
What’s it like to work at nplaw?
We asked some of our lawyers and trainee solicitors what it’s like to work at nplaw and this is what they told us…
Joined nplaw in January 2018
Solicitor – Property Team Read more >
Joined nplaw in December 2013
Lawyer – Public Law Team Read more >
Joined nplaw in 2006
Senior Lawyer – Public Law & Standards Team Read more >
Joined nplaw in September 2017
Solicitor – Public Law & Standards Team (Adult Safeguarding) Read more >
Joined nplaw in September 2018
Senior Lawyer, Planning and Environment Team Read more >