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Senior Lawyer (General)

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Job ID:

29530

Practice Area(s):

Generalist

Location:

West Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

06.02.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£38,223 - £42,403 per annum

We have a vacancy within the shared legal services team and we are looking for an individual who can demonstrate that they are keen and highly motivated, with excellent initiative, sound judgment and a flexible approach.  You must have good energy, and enthusiasm with a real desire to join our small but busy in-house team and deal with a wide range of work.

The post will focus on assisting the Director of Legal and Governance and the Head of Legal Services in undertaking all legal work for both Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council but with particular emphasis on the following areas:- Information Management and in particular Data Protection,  Member Conduct and Complaints, Prosecutions, Licensing and Local Government Law and Practice.

The appointment will be made within the salary range depending upon qualifications and experience. Please see job description and person specification for further details.

This post will be based in Pershore, with travel to Malvern as required.

About you
The successful candidate will have:
  • Two years relevant public sector or legal experience
  • Degree Level education
  • Fully mobile with access to transport
  • Flexible and adaptable approach with commitment to improving and developing the in-house legal service
  • Experience of drafting legal agreements, reports and/or notices
  • Experience of working in the public sector and in dealing with at least one of the following areas:
  • Data Protection/General Data Protection Regulations knowledge
  • Contracts experience
  • Litigation experience
  • Local Government Law and Procedure
  • Local Authority licensing experience
  • Member Conduct experience
In addition, the successful candidate will have the following skills:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to express complex issues clearly and accurately, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to think beyond the pure legal 'text' and find practical solutions to problems
What we can offer
Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find.  So, as well as a rewarding career, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as:
  • Agile Working (40% minimum office based)
  • Excellent pension scheme with employer contributions
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with options to purchase additional annual leave
  • Committed training programme and development opportunities
  • Onsite nursery with 20% staff discount
  • Discounted Gym and swim membership
  • Health and Wellbeing support and a Free Employee Assistance scheme including access to counselling services
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Discounts with a range of companies including EE and the Kaarp discount scheme.
To discuss the post or for further information, please call Heather Peachey, Head of Legal Services on 01684 862348.

Closing date: 3 March 2024
Interview dates: 11 March 2024

For further information or to apply for the position please select the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.
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Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils
West Midlands, United Kingdom

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Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Senior Lawyer (General)

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

29530

Practice Area(s):

Generalist

Location:

West Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

06.02.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£38,223 - £42,403 per annum

We have a vacancy within the shared legal services team and we are looking for an individual who can demonstrate that they are keen and highly motivated, with excellent initiative, sound judgment and a flexible approach.  You must have good energy, and enthusiasm with a real desire to join our small but busy in-house team and deal with a wide range of work.

The post will focus on assisting the Director of Legal and Governance and the Head of Legal Services in undertaking all legal work for both Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council but with particular emphasis on the following areas:- Information Management and in particular Data Protection,  Member Conduct and Complaints, Prosecutions, Licensing and Local Government Law and Practice.

The appointment will be made within the salary range depending upon qualifications and experience. Please see job description and person specification for further details.

This post will be based in Pershore, with travel to Malvern as required.

About you
The successful candidate will have:
  • Two years relevant public sector or legal experience
  • Degree Level education
  • Fully mobile with access to transport
  • Flexible and adaptable approach with commitment to improving and developing the in-house legal service
  • Experience of drafting legal agreements, reports and/or notices
  • Experience of working in the public sector and in dealing with at least one of the following areas:
  • Data Protection/General Data Protection Regulations knowledge
  • Contracts experience
  • Litigation experience
  • Local Government Law and Procedure
  • Local Authority licensing experience
  • Member Conduct experience
In addition, the successful candidate will have the following skills:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to express complex issues clearly and accurately, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to think beyond the pure legal 'text' and find practical solutions to problems
What we can offer
Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find.  So, as well as a rewarding career, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as:
  • Agile Working (40% minimum office based)
  • Excellent pension scheme with employer contributions
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with options to purchase additional annual leave
  • Committed training programme and development opportunities
  • Onsite nursery with 20% staff discount
  • Discounted Gym and swim membership
  • Health and Wellbeing support and a Free Employee Assistance scheme including access to counselling services
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Discounts with a range of companies including EE and the Kaarp discount scheme.
To discuss the post or for further information, please call Heather Peachey, Head of Legal Services on 01684 862348.

Closing date: 3 March 2024
Interview dates: 11 March 2024

For further information or to apply for the position please select the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.