These vacancies are for permanent roles across all our London based divisions. We have roles that can be worked full-time, part-time or as part of a job share. For certain roles, some travel may be required, including to Brussels. Our starting salary for Grade 7 lawyers is £48,800. For those joining us with less than three years’ Post Qualification Experience (PQE) the starting salary is £42,844 as a Legal Officer. Those appointed as a Legal Officer will re-grade to a Grade 7 lawyer when they reach one year’s service or three years’ PQE, whichever comes sooner. Please note salary is non-negotiable.

Location: London only
Appointment term: Permanent
Number of posts: c. 50
Salary range: Grade 7 Lawyer – £48,800 (London). Legal Officer (up to three years’ PQE) – £42,844
Patterns: Full time / Part time / Job share
Travel required: Sometimes
CRB Required: Yes
Guaranteed Interview Scheme: Yes
Reserved / Non-reserved: Non-reserved

If you would prefer to download all the information relating to these vacancies you can do so by downloading the Qualified Lawyer (London) Vacancy Notice

If you have any questions about your application, please contact the GLD Recruitment Team, Telephone: 0845 3000 793 or 0117 923 4417, Email:

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Flexible Working

GLD is committed to flexible working, but business needs for some roles may limit the scope for particular working patterns. For those working full-time, you will be expected to work a five-day week of 37 hours (excluding lunch breaks). Applications from those wanting to work as a job share will also be considered.


GLD is part of the wider Civil Service and therefore the Civil Service nationality rules apply. If a post is described as ‘reserved’, then only UK nationals will be eligible to be able to apply. If a post is advertised as a ‘non-reserved’ post, as our posts generally are, those listed below will be eligible to apply:

– UK Nationals (and British Protected Persons);
– Commonwealth citizens and nationals of the European Economic Area (EEA);
– Individuals with dual nationality where one part is British; and
– Certain family members of EEA, Swiss and Turkish nationals (as set out in the Civil Service nationality rules).

Full details of the Civil Service nationality requirements may be found at Civil Service website.

Please note that it is possible to meet the above nationality requirements and still not be legally entitled to work in the UK. The UK Border Agency operates a points-based immigration policy which applies to the migrants from outside the European Economic Area, Switzerland and Turkey.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to check whether this policy applies to them. When applying, applicants will be asked about their nationality at birth, whether they are subject to immigration control, whether there are any restrictions on your continued residence or employment in the UK etc. Detailed document checks will be made prior to employment.

Applications will be accepted from those applicants who may require sponsorship for a work permit under the UK Border Agency’s points-based immigration policy. Applications which require sponsorship will, however, only be considered if no suitable settled worker is identified for the position, as per Home Office requirements.

Pre-Employment Checks

All government departments are required to ensure that any personnel employed by them comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) before they take up employment.

This standard involves verification of identity; nationality and immigration status (including an entitlement to undertake the work in question); employment history (past three years) and criminal record (unspent convictions).

You will be asked to produce original documents when attending interview to enable us to verify the above if you are successful. The information which you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence by GLD and its authorised representative (Peoplescout).

Supplying false information or failing to disclose relevant information could be grounds for rejection of your application or dismissal and could amount to a criminal offence.

Your referees will not be approached until your permission has been obtained following success at interview.

Regarding criminal record checks, a basic disclosure will normally be required (covering convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974). This will apply to successful candidates only and your permission will be required before checks are undertaken.

Successful candidates will also be required to be cleared to SC (security check) level.

Some posts will require clearance to a level higher that SC in view of the sensitive nature of the work.  You will be told if this applies to you.  Details of HM Government vetting policy can be found here:

Data Protection

If you have any concerns about any of the questions which you are asked to complete or what we will do with the information you provide, you should discuss these with the GLD Recruitment Team, Telephone: 0845 3000 793 or 0117 923 4417, Email:

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