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Job Description &
Person Specification
Job title:
Legal Intern (unpaid)
35 hours per week, fixed term for 6 weeks
Accountable to:
Senior Legal Advisor
Job summary
The job will be unpaid and full-time for six weeks from 17 June 2013 – 26 July 2013. The job holder
will assist the General Counsel and the Senior Legal Advisor in providing a full Legal Advice service
to the Charity. This will cover a wide range of activities including assisting with checking Commercial
Contracts, Licenses, Property transactions and Fundraising contracts; dealing with Data Protection
requests; dealing with legal aspects of Legacy donations; Intellectual Property; and other legal and
administrative tasks. The job holder will also accompany the Senior Legal Advisor to internal (and
some external) meetings.
Travelling and subsistence expenses will be paid.
Main duties and responsibilities
Drafting and reviewing documents.
Handling Data Protection requests.
General administration relating to Legal issues.
To perform any other duties commensurate with these responsibilities, and the skill and
qualifications of the post-holder.
Person Specification
1. The holder of an honours degree (2:2 or above) in any discipline and having completed, or
about to embark on, the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or Legal Practice Course
2. Able to apply a high level of intellectual rigour and resourcefulness to a wide range of
complex legal issues.
3. Able to work effectively within the Company Secretary department.
4. Recognition of the Nolan seven principles of public life; selflessness, integrity, objectivity,
accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
Review of this description
This job description is intended as an outline indicator of general areas of activity and will be
amended in light of the changing needs of St John Ambulance. It is expected that the post holder will
be as positive and flexible as possible in using this document as a framework.
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ification of the experience, skills, etc. that are required to effectively carry out the duties and
responsibities of the post (as outlined in the job description) and forms the basis for selection.
Legal Intern
Essential and
desirable criteria
Method supporting
Law degree or equivalent (CPE/GDL)
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Completed Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
or Legal Practice Course (LPC)
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Specific knowledge of Commercial Law
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Experience of working in an office environment
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Para-legal experience
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Mini-pupillage or law firm internship
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Skills, knowledge and abilities
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to
communicate effectively at all levels
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Strong attention to detail
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Ability to use Microsoft applications at intermediate
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Ability to work on own initiative
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Willing to adapt and learn new skills
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Initials and date of preparation: RS, 18 March 2013
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