Legal Advisor (Solicitor or Barrister)

Legal Service
TVP Broad Band 4J
Band 4J, circa £47,466 per annum, plus benefits
Full Time

Within this interesting role to will be responsible for personally representing the Chief Constable in civil and administrative matters in both the civil and criminal courts in order properly to discharge the Chief Constable’s responsibilities under relevant statute and common law and to enable the Force to achieve its objectives, including some advocacy in contested hearings, in the following areas:

Family Court proceeding, orders in respect of sex offenders, Proceeds of Crime Act, closure orders, Police (Property) Act, interpleader, disclosure. Licensing; injunction applications; judicial review applications, stalking protection orders, violent offender orders.

 The successful candidate will provide bespoke advice to the Professional Standards Department on Misconduct proceedings and providing representation at hearings. Providing bespoke advice on Counter Terrorism Matters, Major Inquiries, Custody and operational matter generally. Attending and giving advice at GOLD groups. Giving advice to Silver Command for Major Events, Public Order Situation and firearms incidents. 

The ideal candidate will be a qualified solicitor or barrister (with a current practicing certificate); with proven ability to in advocacy and litigation.  Excellent written, inter-personal and advocacy skills in order to properly to represent the Chief Constable before the Courts and in all other situations. Able to effectively communicate legal concepts to officers and staff at all levels.

As part of the Thames Valley Police family you will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 22-30 days annual leave per annum pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, a wide range of lifestyle discounts, career development opportunities and have the option to join a local government pension scheme. To view a full list of our benefits, please click the below link.


If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department at quoting reference 17883. We will endeavour to respond to your query as quickly as possible.


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The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 13th June 2021.



Police Officers and Police Staff have access to a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here


All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

At Thames Valley Police, we are committed to better reflect the communities that we serve.  We encourage applications from our under represented communities including all ethnic or religious backgrounds, LGBTQ+, women and those with disabilities.  

Within our organisation we have a number of active staff support networks.  We are proud to be a ‘Disability Confident’ Level 2 ‘Employer’ that is supported by RAMP – our dedicated reasonable adjustments process.   For more information, please visit our ‘Supporting You’ page on our website,

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