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Legal Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We have a great opportunity for a Legal Assistant to join our Legal Services team.

The main purpose of this role is to support our legal advisers with their caseload of clinical regulatory, inquest and disciplinary proceedings.

This role will give you exposure to the complex and interesting healthcare regulatory arena from a defence/support perspective. 

Role Responsibility

  • Supporting Legal Advisers with all case related activity
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders and members to ensure cases are run efficiently and in line with all deadlines and protocols.
  • Please see the role profile for a full description of the role

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate the following skills and competencies

  • Legal qualifications or experience, ideally from a medical / clinical setting
  • Understanding of healthcare regulatory or clinical negligence processes
  • Previous paralegal or legal assistant experience

At MPS we understand that diversity is an important part of a truly inclusive community, and it’s something we're committed to as an organisation. The MPS Recruitment Team (Laura, Julia and Sarah) welcome applications from candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds. Important to MPS is that our people live our values of Member First, Ambitious, Determined and Empowered. We accept that not all applicants are able to meet all requirements of the role and therefore we consider applications based on merit and experience. We are open to discuss your application and to assist you through the process. We celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and are willing to consider flexible working options. If you have any questions about any advertised role and how we can support you, please contact the Recruitment Team.

Due to the current COVID pandemic most of our colleagues are working remotely, this role is attached to our London office and there may be a requirement to return to this office in the future. We do require a level of flexibility on this and will discuss this with shortlisted candidates.

Due to the urgency of this role we may commence shortlisting or interviewing prior to the advertised closing date so please don’t hesitate in applying if you are interested in this role.

Package Description

  • Minimum 15% pension 
  • Private medical insurance
  • Health care cash plan
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Discretionary annual bonus 

About the Company

Medical Protection Society (MPS) is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world, in countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, South Africa and Hong Kong.
We strive to be much more than a last line of defence by being at our members’ side at every step, offering support, advice and world-class defence. Membership provides access to expert advice and support together with the right to request indemnity for complaints or claims arising from professional practice.
We continue to invest in our team to ensure that we are delivering the best possible service for members. This was recognised in 2016 when we were awarded an Investors in People Silver award.

Medical Protection Society

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