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Legal Services Manager - Maternity Contract

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 Per annum pro rota for part-time
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust are seeking a Legal Services Manager - Maternity Contract to head up one of the three hospital site based teams to manage the day to day running of the legal services team.

You will oversee the day to day management of legal claims and Inquests work and line manage the team. You will prepare for and attend Inquest hearings, providing support to trust witnesses.

The legal services manager will assist with ad hoc legal enquiries and prepare reports for service leads and divisional meetings.

Main duties of the job

  • CNST Claims management
  • Inquest Management
  • Ad hoc legal queries
  • Team Training
  • Delivery of training to staff

You will line manage a legal officer and assistant, together forming the site based team.

The site based legal team form one of the three site teams, based at the trust's corporate hub in Eastwood. The team work both here and at home, in addition to attendance at legal hearings/meetings as required.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached JD for further details on this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • Law Degree or Equivalent relevant qualification


  • Relevant legal experience related to health care



  • Law Degree or Equivalent relevant qualification
  • Relevant Legal Experience related to healthcare
  • Specialist in-depth knowledge of working in the legal speciality of clinical negligence and personal injury claims.
  • Knowledge and competence in Inquest case management
  • Decision making and organisational skills.
  • Excellent skills in analysing data using computer software such as Excel or related tools, identifying trends or themes.
  • Proven experience in delivering a similar role within a pressurised service delivery environment.
  • Knowledge of Redress, Duty of Candour and risk assessment/patient safety issues.
  • Ability to communicate complex and/or contentious information clearly, accurately and sensitively.
  • Highly developed oral and in written skills and ability to project these Ability to project plan. within in a large organisation.
  • Ability to work closely, and convey a professional and learned approach to staff at all levels and of all abilities.
  • Autonomous worker but ability to work in a highly motivated and small team, offering support and flexibility, whilst also able to work upon own initiative
  • Ability to work with people in stressful situations, handling difficult and sensitive situations
  • Ability to meet the fundamental aspects of the role and develop skills at a senior management level.
  • Possesses personal qualities of tenacity, tact, discretion, enthusiasm, compassion and understanding.


  • Understanding of the Data Protection Act, GDPR, information governance and Freedom of Information Act.
  • Ability to present contentious and complex data to a wide audience.
  • Development of guidelines/policies and their implementation
  • Knowledge of illness processes & biology.
  • Understanding of relevant Government health strategies and standards, current NHS agenda and legal system

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust





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