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Senior Lawyer – Subject Lead (Dispute Resolution)

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Job ID:

19390

Practice Area(s):

Housing/ASB, Litigation, Management

Location:

Norfolk, East of England 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

19.11.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£49,008 to £54,111 per annum

We are looking for an experienced lawyer with, among other things, professional expertise in housing law. Nplaw delivers advice and representation to local authorities and public bodies across England and Wales, and as a Subject Lead, you’ll provide leadership and direction within our Dispute Resolution and Governance Team.
 
Nplaw is a public sector shared legal service with a wealth of experience gained through many years of advising our clients in local government, the public sector, charities and schools. We provide a wide range of legal services, delivered by specialist lawyers who understand the local government context. Working for the benefit of the public is at the heart of our culture and we’re looking for a lawyer to help us deliver our broad portfolio of services.
 
Working as part of the nplaw wider leadership team, the core focus of the role will be involvement in overseeing the delivery of a first class, consistent legal service. Your responsibilities will include being involved in developing and defining the service we deliver, in particular using a strategic approach to ensure we continue to deliver high quality and cost-effective services. You‘ll support the Team Lead of the Dispute Resolution and Governance Team in managing a team of professional staff, which will include workload and priority management, as well as supporting your team as they learn and develop their skills. Your workload will involve dealing with interesting and complex cases, both as a point of escalation and also by managing your own case load.
 
To be considered for the role, you’ll need to be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or FCILEx, with membership of the relevant regulating body. You’ll need an expert level of civil law knowledge, in particular within the area of housing law, and will have proven experience managing and developing a team, and overseeing delivery. You’ll have experience contributing to the overall strategy of a legal service, along with demonstrable experience in client relationship management, and exceptional relationship building, networking and influencing skills.
 
We know we’re asking for a lot, but in return we think we have a lot to offer. There’s the role itself where you’ll have variety in what you do, challenging and high-impact cases to work on, and the opportunity to work for the benefit of the wider public. Then there’s the working environment at nplaw, where we put work-life balance at the forefront and offer flexible, smarter working arrangements, all underpinned by leading edge technology. There’s also our physical environment here in Norfolk, where you’ll be surrounded by a unique blend of beaches, broads, countryside and culture, which we think is hard to beat!
 
We might be biased, but we think it’s a great role in a great place. If you’re still reading, and you think you have what it takes, we would love to hear from you.
 
All our office-based roles are currently working from home as part of our Smarter Working plans and to support the health and safety of all our colleagues. We anticipate that working remotely will be a key feature of this role and when offices re-open your office base will be County Hall, Norwich. Our technology platform and equipment are first class, enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.
 
When applying, please quote job reference: 73281 SGJE

Interviews will take place via video technology, where you will have the opportunity to discuss working arrangements.

Closing date: 19 December 2021
 
For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.
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Norfolk County Council
Norfolk, East of England, United Kingdom

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Senior Lawyer – Subject Lead (Dispute Resolution)

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

19390

Practice Area(s):

Housing/ASB, Litigation, Management

Location:

Norfolk, East of England 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

19.11.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£49,008 to £54,111 per annum

We are looking for an experienced lawyer with, among other things, professional expertise in housing law. Nplaw delivers advice and representation to local authorities and public bodies across England and Wales, and as a Subject Lead, you’ll provide leadership and direction within our Dispute Resolution and Governance Team.
 
Nplaw is a public sector shared legal service with a wealth of experience gained through many years of advising our clients in local government, the public sector, charities and schools. We provide a wide range of legal services, delivered by specialist lawyers who understand the local government context. Working for the benefit of the public is at the heart of our culture and we’re looking for a lawyer to help us deliver our broad portfolio of services.
 
Working as part of the nplaw wider leadership team, the core focus of the role will be involvement in overseeing the delivery of a first class, consistent legal service. Your responsibilities will include being involved in developing and defining the service we deliver, in particular using a strategic approach to ensure we continue to deliver high quality and cost-effective services. You‘ll support the Team Lead of the Dispute Resolution and Governance Team in managing a team of professional staff, which will include workload and priority management, as well as supporting your team as they learn and develop their skills. Your workload will involve dealing with interesting and complex cases, both as a point of escalation and also by managing your own case load.
 
To be considered for the role, you’ll need to be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or FCILEx, with membership of the relevant regulating body. You’ll need an expert level of civil law knowledge, in particular within the area of housing law, and will have proven experience managing and developing a team, and overseeing delivery. You’ll have experience contributing to the overall strategy of a legal service, along with demonstrable experience in client relationship management, and exceptional relationship building, networking and influencing skills.
 
We know we’re asking for a lot, but in return we think we have a lot to offer. There’s the role itself where you’ll have variety in what you do, challenging and high-impact cases to work on, and the opportunity to work for the benefit of the wider public. Then there’s the working environment at nplaw, where we put work-life balance at the forefront and offer flexible, smarter working arrangements, all underpinned by leading edge technology. There’s also our physical environment here in Norfolk, where you’ll be surrounded by a unique blend of beaches, broads, countryside and culture, which we think is hard to beat!
 
We might be biased, but we think it’s a great role in a great place. If you’re still reading, and you think you have what it takes, we would love to hear from you.
 
All our office-based roles are currently working from home as part of our Smarter Working plans and to support the health and safety of all our colleagues. We anticipate that working remotely will be a key feature of this role and when offices re-open your office base will be County Hall, Norwich. Our technology platform and equipment are first class, enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.
 
When applying, please quote job reference: 73281 SGJE

Interviews will take place via video technology, where you will have the opportunity to discuss working arrangements.

Closing date: 19 December 2021
 
For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.