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Senior Legal Adviser (Regulatory – Offshore) Band D

Summary Information for vacancy - reference OFG/611


Office of Gas and Electricity Markets


£50000 - £65000 Per Annum


SW1P 3GE, City of Westminster, Greater London, London

Closing Date

27 April 2011

Interviews start

Not specified


Grade 6


Middle management

Pay frequency


Appointment Terms


Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work

Legal Services

Brief Description

• To be a Senior Legal Adviser in the Legal, Commercial team
• Supporting the implementation of key Ofgem E-Serve projects in particular the Offshore Transmission project, advising on a broad range of matters including public law, European law, licensing and governance in the context of the Authority’s statutory powers, functions and duties

Vacancy description

• To provide timely and expert legal advice to colleagues in the Commercial Division
• To support the work-stream heads in implementing key projects for Ofgem E-Serve
• To advise on process and legal risks and work with policy colleagues to develop solutions
• To review key documents, papers and correspondence

Language Skills

English language skills


• Fully qualified barrister or solicitor, qualified to practise in England and Wales


• Minimum 5 years PQE as a qualified barrister/solicitor
• Expertise and knowledge in the following areas:
o Regulation of the Utility and renewables/environmental sector
o Sound knowledge and expertise of advising on due process in a regulatory environment, public administrative law, European law and the creation of primary and secondary legislation. Knowledge of commercial transactions would be desirable
• Excellent legal professional skills and powers of analysis and judgement including the ability to draft legislative and regulatory instruments in particular licences and secondary legislation
• Strong knowledge and expertise of public law, European law and the legislative framework in which the public sector operates and the creation of primary and secondary legislation

Further information

CRB check required - No

Regulated by OCSC - Yes

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - No

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