We are looking for two enthusiastic, flexible and proactive lawyers, keen to develop their local government expertise, to help us continue our transformation journey.
Our in-house legal team provides a full range of advice covering property, contract, data protection, civil litigation and/or prosecutions such as enforcement and regulation.
The successful candidates will have particular expertise in one area of work, but will also be able to provide support in at least one other area of law as required and any other local government legal matters.
This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has recently qualified and who has strong legal experience or someone who wants to expand their existing knowledge and experience.
The successful candidates will manage their own caseload of routine and non-routine legal matters with the minimum of supervision. Strong organisational skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with colleagues, councillors, outside organisations and members of the public is a necessity.
You must be either a qualified solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive (or equivalent), although it is not essential to have worked in local government.
You must be able to provide high quality legal advice, teamed with a pragmatic focus and have:
- Detailed and extensive legal knowledge gained through qualifications and demonstrable continued professional development.
- Experience of dealing with your own cases.
- Technical competence in your chosen area of law and practice.
- Some supervisory experience to oversee junior members of staff.
We offer flexible working hours, including home working and an opportunity for personal development to broaden skills across other areas of local government law.
We are looking to appoint to two posts; one is a part time vacancy, 3 days per week/22.2 hours at M2 (£20,771) the other is M4 (up to £52,180) – full time (37 hours per week) but part time hours may be considered. Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the criteria as described in the Role Specification at the specified grade for the post for which they are applying.
For an informal chat about these roles, please contact Lidia Harrison, Head of Legal on 01883 732740, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews to be held week beginning 8 July.