Role: Solicitor

Location: Flexible

Salary: £41,289 - £45,663

Hours: 35 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

The Care Inspectorate is a scrutiny body that supports improvement in care. Our vision is the people across Scotland receive high quality care that meets their needs, rights and choices. We are a national organisation, employing in excess of 600 staff working across our network of offices.

Reporting to the Head of Legal Services, you will have the opportunity to play an influential role in the regulation and improvement of care services. You will provide legal advice to operational staff within the Care Inspectorate. You will provide legal support for a wide range of team based corporate projects and contribute to the development of policy and guidance. You will also undertake some appearance work, representing the Care Inspectorate at Court hearings and tribunals.

The ideal candidate will be confident, articulate and have excellent communication skills. You will have at least 2 years’ post qualifying experience, but could be an experienced solicitor interested in a challenging and varied post. You should have Sheriff Court experience, preferably in relation to statutory licensing or regulatory matters and you will hold a full Practising Certificate issued by the Law Society of Scotland. Placing on the salary scale will be dependent on experience.

To apply

If you would like more information or an informal chat about the role please contact Kenneth McClure, Head of Legal Services on 07979 060716 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A job profile and person specification for this post is also available to download below.

Job Profile 

Person Specification

If you believe that your skills, experience and motivation make you a suitable candidate for this post, please download and complete an applicant form and equalities monitoring form and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8am on Monday 3 February 2020.

Application Form

Equalities Monitoring Form