Lawyer (Litigation and Regulatory)
Oxford City Council
Salary: G10: £51,308 to £53,232 per annum - (pro rata for part time) plus market Supplement of £3,000 - £7,000 DOE fixed for 2 Years
We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Litigation Lawyer to join our well respected in house Legal Team to lead and deliver on all legal aspects of Litigation in support of the Litigation and Regulatory Team Leader and the Council.
The Law & Governance service is responsible for the democratic and political management arrangements of the Authority including the conduct of elections, corporate and Ombudsmen complaints and the provision of a full and varied range of legal services.
The ideal candidate will be an expert in their field with the ability to handle complex Litigation work. As well as having the technical ability you will need to show yourself to be a confident, experienced professional, an advocate, approachable and a creative thinker that can influence and drive progress and deliver successful outcomes. You will also be able to give clear concise, accurate and considered advice to senior officers and elected members.
As a senior member of the litigation and regulatory team, you will take on an extensive legal caseload of complex contentious related work and provide high level legal advice to services across the organisation, to elected members and to senior managers. In addition, you will appear on behalf of Oxford City Council in the Magistrates Court, County Court, Tribunals, Inquiries, Panels and other venues as required and to instruct Counsel in Higher Court Matters where required.
On occasions, you will also be required to deputise for the Litigation and Regulatory Team Leader and will be called upon to provide legal supervision as required to less senior fee earners, legal assistants and/or trainee solicitors in the litigation and regulatory team and work closely with Legal Support Officers to supervise the administrative support they provide on legal transactions.
If you feel you meet this criteria and can demonstrate as such in your application then we would love to hear from you.
Our ambitious leadership team and dedicated staff are working hard building a world class city for everyone. Oxford City Council has accelerated plans to build more affordable and council housing in the city. We provide services to help reduce inequality and improve the health and wellbeing of Oxford’s residents and are taking a lead on reducing emissions and increasing biodiversity to become a net carbon neutral city of the future.
We are a supportive and collaborative bunch of people working towards shared goals, where new ideas and initiatives are valued. We strive to deliver service excellence, take accountability for our actions and communicate with honestly and respect. There has never been a more exciting time to join us! Help us to build successful places in which to live and work and build a fairer, greener city in which everyone can thrive.
Many of our roles offer flexible or hybrid working.
We offer generous holiday 28 days a year with an additional 4 days after 5 years’ service
We are committed to supporting career development opportunities and learning and development
An above average pension offering
Plus other great benefits
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our website.
For further information or confidential discussion, please contact: Brian Gallagher on 07716 098175 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. If you are making an application using a CV please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.
We usually do 1st interviews online but please let us know if this is not an option for you. For hybrid roles the successful applicant will be expected to work from home. You should ensure that you have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.
Closing Date: 29 January 2023
Interview Date(s): 13 February 2023
We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.