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Principal Barrister (Enforcement) £43,322 Location: Flexible
At Natural England, we advise the UK Government on the natural environment. We’re here to make sure people and nature can thrive. From advising farmers on sustainable land management, to gathering and analysing environmental data, and promoting health and wellbeing through the great outdoors, we love what we do. Join us and you’ll be part of an inclusive, motivated and ambitious team, committed to achieving results for our environment, for everyone.
This is a rare opportunity to work on high profile, high quality casework in the fascinating and technical area of nature conservation law. As a key member of our small, collaborative legal team you will help to influence the restoration of nature in England. You will be the first port of call for practical advice on enforcement and litigation matters relating to legislation around protected sites and species. As well as managing cases day-to-day and working with investigators throughout the enforcement process, you will represent us as advocate in Magistrates’ and Crown Court settings.
A qualified barrister and member of the Bar Council, you have a proven track record of post qualification experience. Knowledge of working with the Code for Crown Prosecutions is essential, as is genuine enthusiasm for Natural England’s work. You will bring to the role significant experience of leading on enforcement and litigation cases, finding innovative legal solutions and providing expert advice within environmental law. A collaborative and supportive individual with excellent communication skills, you have what it takes to proactively build networks, share your know-how and establish yourself as the go-to expert on enforcement and litigation.
We welcome and encourage applications from all communities and, wherever possible, we accommodate requests for both full and part-time hours and other flexible working patterns. Everyone at Natural England is supported to develop their skills and capabilities. You can also look forward to great benefits including a Civil Service pension.
If you’re inspired to protect and enhance England’s wildlife, and want to work for a leading science-led organisation, click apply now. Closing date is 30/09/2021, 23:55 hours
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