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Litigation Solicitor

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Job ID:

21217

Practice Area(s):

Housing/ASB, Licensing, Litigation

Location:

Wiltshire, South-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

28.04.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

RNR000698
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Job Description:

£36,441 to £43,484 p.a. depending on experience

Swindon is a thriving and diverse modern town that is ranked as the seventh top places to live and work in the UK by the OneFamily website; “Swindon has a high job satisfaction rating and is on the whole a happy place to live”.

Swindon Borough Council strives to make a real difference to the community, has an ambitious vision and is committed to delivering for our residents and local businesses though projects including building new homes, achieving a low carbon environment and net zero emissions by 2030, creating new school places, upgrading roads, enhancing our country parks and extensive council-led investment to revitalise the town centre. The Council is committed to making Swindon safer, fairer and healthier though protecting our children and adults, increasing health and wellbeing facilities and tackling crime and anti-social behaviour. Swindon are at an exciting place in our journey to a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon by 2030 and want your help to lay the foundations for future regeneration and transformation programmes.

The legal department are committed to innovation and the progression of the team and each employee. The department is operating a hybrid first approach to flexible working, meaning that the majority of the team are working in a hybrid way, working within the office or other locations to meet the needs to the role including attending hearings, committee and client meetings are required.

Having reassessed how the department can meet the needs of the Council to realise its vision and having seen the development of staff into high graded roles we are now recruiting and have exciting opportunities throughout all levels of the team from senior solicitors to newly qualified; legal assistants and those seeking a training path to becoming a lawyer as well within the departments business support team.

Working under the Principal Litigation Solicitor in the team we are looking of a solicitor to undertake a wide variety of litigious (and some non-litigious) work, including:
•    Criminal prosecutions
•    Housing possessions
•    Anti-social behaviour
•    Employment
•    Licensing
•    Debt recovery
•    Public law/judicial reviews
•    General civil litigation
•    Education prosecutions and appeals

Ideally, you will have experience gained within a similar position either in private practice or Local Authority and have knowledge of some if not all of the above. You will be able to be responsible for your own caseload.

You will support the Council in a broad range of litigation matters including drafting pleadings, advising on the above areas of law, appearing in various Courts and Tribunals on behalf of the Council, and attending Committees/Council meetings, as well as providing legal advice and support to Council departments, committees, members and senior officers.

In return for your talents, we offer a range of benefits including:
•    A career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme with good employer contribution
•    25 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) with the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave and additional holiday for long service
•    Free car parking at our central Swindon campus
•    A range of wellbeing and leisure initiatives

If you are interested in this role, you are invited to contact Daryl Bigwood, email dbigwood@swindon.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early so early applications are encouraged.

For more information and to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below.

Closing date: 18th May 2022
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Swindon Borough Council
Wiltshire, South-West, United Kingdom

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Wiltshire, South-West, United Kingdom
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Litigation Solicitor

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Job ID:

21217

Practice Area(s):

Housing/ASB, Licensing, Litigation

Location:

Wiltshire, South-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

28.04.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

RNR000698
col-wide   

Job Description:

£36,441 to £43,484 p.a. depending on experience

Swindon is a thriving and diverse modern town that is ranked as the seventh top places to live and work in the UK by the OneFamily website; “Swindon has a high job satisfaction rating and is on the whole a happy place to live”.

Swindon Borough Council strives to make a real difference to the community, has an ambitious vision and is committed to delivering for our residents and local businesses though projects including building new homes, achieving a low carbon environment and net zero emissions by 2030, creating new school places, upgrading roads, enhancing our country parks and extensive council-led investment to revitalise the town centre. The Council is committed to making Swindon safer, fairer and healthier though protecting our children and adults, increasing health and wellbeing facilities and tackling crime and anti-social behaviour. Swindon are at an exciting place in our journey to a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon by 2030 and want your help to lay the foundations for future regeneration and transformation programmes.

The legal department are committed to innovation and the progression of the team and each employee. The department is operating a hybrid first approach to flexible working, meaning that the majority of the team are working in a hybrid way, working within the office or other locations to meet the needs to the role including attending hearings, committee and client meetings are required.

Having reassessed how the department can meet the needs of the Council to realise its vision and having seen the development of staff into high graded roles we are now recruiting and have exciting opportunities throughout all levels of the team from senior solicitors to newly qualified; legal assistants and those seeking a training path to becoming a lawyer as well within the departments business support team.

Working under the Principal Litigation Solicitor in the team we are looking of a solicitor to undertake a wide variety of litigious (and some non-litigious) work, including:
•    Criminal prosecutions
•    Housing possessions
•    Anti-social behaviour
•    Employment
•    Licensing
•    Debt recovery
•    Public law/judicial reviews
•    General civil litigation
•    Education prosecutions and appeals

Ideally, you will have experience gained within a similar position either in private practice or Local Authority and have knowledge of some if not all of the above. You will be able to be responsible for your own caseload.

You will support the Council in a broad range of litigation matters including drafting pleadings, advising on the above areas of law, appearing in various Courts and Tribunals on behalf of the Council, and attending Committees/Council meetings, as well as providing legal advice and support to Council departments, committees, members and senior officers.

In return for your talents, we offer a range of benefits including:
•    A career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme with good employer contribution
•    25 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) with the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave and additional holiday for long service
•    Free car parking at our central Swindon campus
•    A range of wellbeing and leisure initiatives

If you are interested in this role, you are invited to contact Daryl Bigwood, email dbigwood@swindon.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early so early applications are encouraged.

For more information and to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below.

Closing date: 18th May 2022