Vacancies

At GGP we are committed to delivering the very best service to all of our clients. Our staff are at the heart of what we do and are vital to our successes. We recruit and retain talented and dedicated people who share our aims.

We look to develop individuals at all levels and help each and every member to realise their full potential. All of our staff have regular appraisals and reviews and are offered the opportunity to take part in internal and external training sessions to develop their skills and knowledge. Careers flourish with GGP and we offer excellent opportunities for growth and progress.

We recognise how important it is for staff to be supported and valued and we have clear policies and procedures in place to ensure that their welfare is a top priority.

In return for their hard work, our staff are rewarded with competitive salaries and benefits packages as well as the chance to develop themselves personally and professionally.

We are a socially conscious firm who have a number of charitable and voluntary links in our local area. Staff have provided sponsorship as well as their time to many organisations over the years and we share a belief in giving back to our communities.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to diversity in the workplace. We operate a flexible working policy and know how important a work / life balance is.

We advertise all vacancies on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages, as well as through more traditional channels. We also welcome prospective enquiries from experienced or ambitious people who feel they can contribute to our firm and it’s aims.

To discuss vacancies please contact our HR manager Julie Wakely:

e-mail: julie.wakely@ggplaw.co.uk

phone: 01685 871133

post: GGP Law, 11a Victoria Square, Aberdare, CF44 7LA.

Current Vacancies:

1. Job Description – Family Solicitor (Full or Part Time):

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Family Solicitor to join our busy Family and Matrimonial team. This position would require travel to each of our offices at Aberdare, Blackwood and Merthyr Tydfil but we envisage the Solicitor being based primarily at one office. We are Lexcel accredited and also have the Investors in People accreditation evidencing our high standards throughout the firm and also our investment in staff progression and development.

Requirements:

  • You must be a qualified Solicitor or Legal Executive with between 2 and 5 years PQE (however candidates with more or less PQE will be considered dependant upon experience)
  • You must be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge and technical expertise in dealing with all family matters to include divorce, separation, finances, children matters and domestic abuse.
  • You will need to demonstrate a drive to succeed and a high level of motivation
  • You will need to demonstrate commercial awareness and the ability to network to develop the department
  • You must be able to work effectively as part of a team but also demonstrate an ability to work autonomously
  • You will need to have excellent client care skills and an ability to conduct advocacy at court

Salary:

We offer a competitive salary and bonus scheme, together with flexible working arrangements. We will consider a full or part time position.

Please forward your CV to the HR Department at our Aberdare office (11a Victoria Square, Aberdare, CF44 7LA or by e-mail julie.wakely@ggplaw.co.uk).

All applicants must be eligible to work in the U.K. and will be asked to provide evidence of this eligibility at interview.

Please note that we are not accepting agency CV’s for this role.

 

2. Job Description – Family Paralegal (Full or Part Time):

An opportunity has arisen within our busy Family and Matrimonial team in Merthyr Tydfil for an experienced Family Paralegal. We are Lexcel accredited and also have Investors in People accreditation evidencing our high standards throughout the firm and also our investment in staff progression and development.

Requirements:

  • You must have a solid academic history to include a minimum 2:1 Law Degree (or equivalent)
  • It would be advantageous to have successfully completed the LPC (or equivalent) or in the process of and have studied the family law elective.
  • Experience dealing in family law cases would be desirable
  • You will need excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • You must be able to work effectively as part of a team and be prepared to assist colleagues where appropriate
  • You must also be able to work independently and manage your time effectively to hit targets
  • You must be able to demonstrate a drive to succeed and a high level of motivation
  • You will need excellent interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate excellent client care skills.

We offer a competitive salary and bonus scheme, together with flexible working arrangements. We will consider a full or part time position.

There will be an opportunity to apply for a training contract within 6 to 12 months.

Please note that we are not accepting Agency CV’s for this role.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and will be asked to provide evidence at interview.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time