Legal Services Manager

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Legal Services Manager


Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 days ago, 15 May | Get your application in today.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 4c9bb3f576ee49a9a711a70147c8986e

Full Job Description

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust are seeking a Legal Services Manager who will support the Head of Legal Services in managing the Legal Services team for MSE Hospital Group, establishing it as the central hub for all legal matters. In addition, you will ensure efficient handling of all legal claims and matters, both Clinical and non-Clinical, while working closely with the Head of Clinical Legal Services to proactively manage cases and minimise financial risk.
Additionally, the Legal Services Manager will oversee the administration of matters notified by the Coroner and her Officers, provide support and guidance on inquest preparations, and advise staff on legal issues, contributing to a positive experience for all stakeholders and facilitating staff training on claims management and inquests., You will assist the Head of Clinical Legal Services in managing inquests and clinical negligence claims; communicate effectively internally and externally, maintaining professionalism and ethical standards; and lead pre-inquest meetings, support witnesses, and ensure compliance with policies and guidelines.
The Legal Services Manager will identify and report risk management issues, manage financial resources, and provide staff support and guidance. In addition, the post holder will liaise with relevant parties, maintain records, and provide legal advice as needed.
Moreover, this role demands meticulous planning, proactive communication, and effective management of legal and clinical duties.

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest trusts in the country, serving a population of 1.2 million people. Our newly formed Trust, comprising acute hospital sites at Broomfield in Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend, is determined to provide the best health services for its local population. We are a well-led, high-performing and innovative organisation working in the best interests of the people we serve., Working for our organisation
With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.
Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.
Patients will experience improved care as well as fewer delays and cancellations. We are able to provide more once-in-a-lifetime specialist care region-wide. With our new trust size will come more opportunities for development, research, networking and innovation.
We aim to make the most of our skills and experiences so we can become the best we can be. As one organisation we will recruit the finest and retain more specialist staff due to more employment opportunities across our Trust.