Vulnerability Lawyer

Client: Devon, Cornwall and Dorset Police

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Salary: £36,369 - £40,662

Closing date: Sunday, 30 January 2022 23:30

Vulnerability Lawyer

Employer: Devon and Cornwall police

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Salary: £36,369 - £40,662

Job Details

Vulnerability Lawyer, Bournemouth – Salary £36,369 - £40,662 plus market supplement of £2,500 per annum (Weekend Working Payment also applicable)

Are you an enthusiastic lawyer who wants to make a real difference in keeping your community safe from harm? Would you like the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, wide-ranging working environment? 

This is an exciting opportunity to provide dedicated support to police officers and partner agencies by promoting opportunities for safeguarding and protecting vulnerable members of the community. We are looking to recruit a motivated lawyer to join our well-regarded in-house team. Whilst you will have a base in Bournemouth, you will be working alongside police officers and police staff throughout Dorset, providing and supervising legal advice and representation. The specific focus of this role will be to improve the use of Domestic Violence Protection Orders across Dorset, by increasing the number of orders sought, providing training to raise awareness of their availability, ensuring the effectiveness of the Orders by working alongside the Victim Care Unit and responding to breaches.

You must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of human rights and Domestic Violence Protection Orders and have handled contentious matters generally. 

You must be a qualified solicitor, barrister or Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives. You must be able to demonstrate previous advocacy experience and of working in a demanding environment and be able to offer advice within time constraints. The successful applicant will be required to undertake role specific training as indicated in the role profile. The ability to travel is essential for this role.

Type of working arrangement: Hybrid Worker - A Hybrid Worker is an employee whose role can be performed remotely from a variety of alternative locations including force premises, partner organisation premises or a member of staff’s home. 

For further details or an informal discussion please contact Tara Harrop, Senior Force Legal Advisor via or visit the website below.


We are one of the largest employers in the South West with over 1500 members of police staff working in a wide variety of roles across Devon and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

CSIs, Call Handlers, crime analysts, Police Enquiry Officers, IT consultants, Project Managers, administration staff and mechanics are just a few of the different roles in our organisation.

Our aim is to develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and is committed to the belief that all people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. We particularly welcome applications from members of all minority groups. 


For an informal discussion about this vacancy, please contact our recruitment partners at Penna – or call 07546 415794.