Job Title: Senior Governance Lawyer
Salary: MM2 Grade - £50,726 - £64,346
Enfield Legal Services are expanding and have a number of exciting roles, to complement the existing team. This is a fantastic opportunity for talented and ambitious professionals to join a friendly, committed and highly regarded in-house legal team to help deliver transformational and exciting projects, as well as making a real contribution to the quality of life and sustainability of the borough. We are looking for individuals who are accustomed to working at pace in a busy team.
We work collaboratively and flexibly, investing in training and development and welcome applications from all members of the community. We're employers that develop talent, encourage innovation and have a supportive working environment. If you want to be part of our journey, we would love to hear from you. All roles are open to Solicitors, Barristers, Fellows of CILEX, or equivalent.
Working closely with the Monitoring Officer, the Senior Governance Lawyer will provide advice on all matters relating to the constitution and governance. The post holder will also support the Monitoring Officer in councilor conduct matters and so you will need to be able to demonstrate political sensitivity and an ability to quickly establish positive relationships with a range of senior stakeholders. We are looking for candidates with experience in this area and with an interest in working on constitutional matters, governance, ethics and probity. You will need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to understand complex legislation and advise non-lawyers on the implications of it. You will be required to deliver presentations and training to members and officers.
The role will sometimes require working outside normal office hours and cross-working with other teams within the department.
Applicants are invited to submit C.V.s and a supporting statement, addressing the criteria outlined in the person specification for the role being applied for.
Closing Date: [12/02/2023] at 23.59
Contact Details -
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Terry Osborne on 0208 132 0668 for an informal discussion.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
- 1 month paid sabbatical for Children’s Social Workers
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
If you have previously applied for this role within the past 6 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.
We do not see your name or title when shortlisting your application. This is one of many initiatives to build a more talented and diverse workforce. However, if you put your name on your CV or Statement it will be visible to us. For this reason, we ask that you do not include your name on these documents. Please note it is your responses to the Essential/Desirable criteria that will determine if you are shortlisted for an interview, therefore we encourage you to always address the essential and desirable criteria in your application.