We use cookies to make your experience of using our website better. To comply with the e-Privacy Directive we need to ask your consent to set these cookies.


Senior Lawyer (Adults)

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

30218

Practice Area(s):

Adult Social Care

Location:

Devon, South-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

28.03.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£52,428 - £55,420 per annum

Torbay is breathtaking, captivating, and welcoming, occupying a prime position on the south coast of Devon. Currently unprecedented levels of investment and the council’s own ambitious transformation programme have given Torbay the opportunity to capitalise on the area’s profile and many assets. 

As a small unitary authority, you’ll discover Torbay is a place where you can make things happen quickly.  We have real momentum building, fuelled by a shared sense of purpose and ambition - which is clearly evident by our recent success in being awarded the ‘Most Improved Council’ at this year’s LGC Awards. We want Torbay and its residents to thrive and are committed to making a difference in our community, delivering high quality services to local people. 

To complement this journey, we are now seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Senior Lawyer for our Adult’s Legal Team.  This is an excellent opportunity to support our clients by advising adult social care and community health teams within Torbay Council and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, providing legal advice across a wide area of adult services law, including Community Care, Mental Health, Mental Capacity and all adult social care matters.  As a Senior Lawyer, you will carry a wide and varied caseload, including more complex matters, higher level strategic / policy issues and provide support for more junior members of the team. No two days will be the same, for which those already working within local government will attest to and actively thrive upon.  

Undertaking the role of senior lawyer, you will be a suitably qualified professional with relevant experience; excited by a fast-paced and varied workload, conscientious, professionally curious and a role model to your colleagues. In return, you will join a supportive and rewarding organisation and team, whereby your talent will be valued and actively developed. At Torbay Council, we know that our biggest strength comes from our people. 
 
We also understand the importance of an effective work-life balance, therefore offer a hybrid working approach. This is managed effectively around the need to attend essential meetings and/or make court appearances in line with the remit of the role. 
 
This role offers an exciting opportunity to work for an employer that sees legal services as not simply a support function, but an enabler in the pursuit of the highest standards and outcomes for adults. 

In return we offer:
  • A generous salary (to include market supplement). 
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing with length of service. 
  • A Career Average Re-Valued Earnings (CARE) pension scheme through Peninsula Pensions. 
  • Flexible working. 
  • Paid professional subscription. 
  • Learning and development opportunities. 
  • A supportive management and team structure. 
  • Family friendly policies. 
  • Key skills relocation package. 
  • Golden Hello opportunity. 
  • A wide range of lifestyle discounts and health and wellbeing benefits. 
We would welcome applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates.

The salary includes an amount for a market supplement of £8000 per year. This market supplement is reviewed annually.

This post meets the requirements of the Public Services Network (PSN) and therefore will require a Basic Criminal Record Check.  This will show any unspent convictions and conditional cautions.

For an informal chat please contact Janine Bond on 01803 207149 or janine.bond@torbay.gov.uk, or Esha Kansal on 01803 207158.

Our adverts do sometimes close early - even where there's a published deadline - so if you're keen, please apply as soon as possible.

Skills
Essential:

  • Ability to give clear and accurate legal advice. 
  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Analytical and problem solving skills. 
As this post meets the requirements of the Immigration Act 2016 (part 7), the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Knowledge
Essential:

  • High level of knowledge of the law and procedure within the specialist area. 
  • Detailed knowledge of the law relating to local government. 
  • A general awareness of the policies aims and objectives of the Council. 

Experience & Qualifications
Essential:

  • Admitted and practising solicitor, legal executive (fellow) or barrister with at least 3 years PQE. 
  • Suitably trained as a legal advisor or advocate. 
  • Experience of working in a legal environment. 
Closing date: 24 April 2024

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.
Employer Info
Torbay Council
Devon, South-West, United Kingdom

Employer Profile



Employer Info


Torbay Council
Devon, South-West, United Kingdom
Phone:
Web Site:

Senior Lawyer (Adults)

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

30218

Practice Area(s):

Adult Social Care

Location:

Devon, South-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

28.03.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£52,428 - £55,420 per annum

Torbay is breathtaking, captivating, and welcoming, occupying a prime position on the south coast of Devon. Currently unprecedented levels of investment and the council’s own ambitious transformation programme have given Torbay the opportunity to capitalise on the area’s profile and many assets. 

As a small unitary authority, you’ll discover Torbay is a place where you can make things happen quickly.  We have real momentum building, fuelled by a shared sense of purpose and ambition - which is clearly evident by our recent success in being awarded the ‘Most Improved Council’ at this year’s LGC Awards. We want Torbay and its residents to thrive and are committed to making a difference in our community, delivering high quality services to local people. 

To complement this journey, we are now seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Senior Lawyer for our Adult’s Legal Team.  This is an excellent opportunity to support our clients by advising adult social care and community health teams within Torbay Council and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, providing legal advice across a wide area of adult services law, including Community Care, Mental Health, Mental Capacity and all adult social care matters.  As a Senior Lawyer, you will carry a wide and varied caseload, including more complex matters, higher level strategic / policy issues and provide support for more junior members of the team. No two days will be the same, for which those already working within local government will attest to and actively thrive upon.  

Undertaking the role of senior lawyer, you will be a suitably qualified professional with relevant experience; excited by a fast-paced and varied workload, conscientious, professionally curious and a role model to your colleagues. In return, you will join a supportive and rewarding organisation and team, whereby your talent will be valued and actively developed. At Torbay Council, we know that our biggest strength comes from our people. 
 
We also understand the importance of an effective work-life balance, therefore offer a hybrid working approach. This is managed effectively around the need to attend essential meetings and/or make court appearances in line with the remit of the role. 
 
This role offers an exciting opportunity to work for an employer that sees legal services as not simply a support function, but an enabler in the pursuit of the highest standards and outcomes for adults. 

In return we offer:
  • A generous salary (to include market supplement). 
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing with length of service. 
  • A Career Average Re-Valued Earnings (CARE) pension scheme through Peninsula Pensions. 
  • Flexible working. 
  • Paid professional subscription. 
  • Learning and development opportunities. 
  • A supportive management and team structure. 
  • Family friendly policies. 
  • Key skills relocation package. 
  • Golden Hello opportunity. 
  • A wide range of lifestyle discounts and health and wellbeing benefits. 
We would welcome applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates.

The salary includes an amount for a market supplement of £8000 per year. This market supplement is reviewed annually.

This post meets the requirements of the Public Services Network (PSN) and therefore will require a Basic Criminal Record Check.  This will show any unspent convictions and conditional cautions.

For an informal chat please contact Janine Bond on 01803 207149 or janine.bond@torbay.gov.uk, or Esha Kansal on 01803 207158.

Our adverts do sometimes close early - even where there's a published deadline - so if you're keen, please apply as soon as possible.

Skills
Essential:

  • Ability to give clear and accurate legal advice. 
  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Analytical and problem solving skills. 
As this post meets the requirements of the Immigration Act 2016 (part 7), the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Knowledge
Essential:

  • High level of knowledge of the law and procedure within the specialist area. 
  • Detailed knowledge of the law relating to local government. 
  • A general awareness of the policies aims and objectives of the Council. 

Experience & Qualifications
Essential:

  • Admitted and practising solicitor, legal executive (fellow) or barrister with at least 3 years PQE. 
  • Suitably trained as a legal advisor or advocate. 
  • Experience of working in a legal environment. 
Closing date: 24 April 2024

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.