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Senior Lawyer (Regulatory)

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Job ID:

30223

Practice Area(s):

Governance

Location:

Devon, South-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

28.03.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
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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 experiencing 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 evident by our success in being awarded the ‘Most Improved Council’ at last year’s Local Government Chronicle 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 a Senior Regulatory Lawyer to join our Legal Services Team to assist and support in our regulatory caseload which incorporates housing, licensing, judicial reviews, and prosecution and enforcement work. You will have particular experience in housing law to include homelessness (and judicial reviews arising from homelessness decisions), housing standards, and anti-social behaviour injunctions. This varied role provides a platform to be actively involved, supporting key agendas pertinent to the success and prosperity of Torbay, its residents, businesses, and wider communities. 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 a Senior Lawyer, you will be a suitably qualified professional with at least 3years PQE; excited by a fast-paced and varied caseload, conscientious, professionally curious and a role model to other team members. 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, and we are excited for you to join us.
 
We also understand the importance of an effective work-life balance, therefore offer an enviable 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 is in a great period of change and sees legal services as not simply a support function, but an enabler in the pursuit of the highest standards and outcomes for its residents. 
 
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.

For an informal chat please contact Samantha Goodwin on 01803 207164 or samantha.goodwin@torbay.gov.uk, or Amanda Barlow on 01803 207172.

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 in the specialist area. 
  • Detailed knowledge of the law relating to local government. 
  • General awareness of the policies aims and objectives of the Council. 

Experience & Qualifications
Essential:

  • Admitted as a practising solicitor, legal executive (fellow) or barrister with at least 3 years PQE. 
  • Suitably trained as a legal advisor / advocate. 
  • Experience of working in a legal environment. 
Closing date: 24 April 2024
Interview date: W/c 6 May 2024

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

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Torbay Council
Devon, South-West, United Kingdom
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Senior Lawyer (Regulatory)

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Job ID:

30223

Practice Area(s):

Governance

Location:

Devon, South-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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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 experiencing 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 evident by our success in being awarded the ‘Most Improved Council’ at last year’s Local Government Chronicle 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 a Senior Regulatory Lawyer to join our Legal Services Team to assist and support in our regulatory caseload which incorporates housing, licensing, judicial reviews, and prosecution and enforcement work. You will have particular experience in housing law to include homelessness (and judicial reviews arising from homelessness decisions), housing standards, and anti-social behaviour injunctions. This varied role provides a platform to be actively involved, supporting key agendas pertinent to the success and prosperity of Torbay, its residents, businesses, and wider communities. 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 a Senior Lawyer, you will be a suitably qualified professional with at least 3years PQE; excited by a fast-paced and varied caseload, conscientious, professionally curious and a role model to other team members. 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, and we are excited for you to join us.
 
We also understand the importance of an effective work-life balance, therefore offer an enviable 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 is in a great period of change and sees legal services as not simply a support function, but an enabler in the pursuit of the highest standards and outcomes for its residents. 
 
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.

For an informal chat please contact Samantha Goodwin on 01803 207164 or samantha.goodwin@torbay.gov.uk, or Amanda Barlow on 01803 207172.

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 in the specialist area. 
  • Detailed knowledge of the law relating to local government. 
  • General awareness of the policies aims and objectives of the Council. 

Experience & Qualifications
Essential:

  • Admitted as a practising solicitor, legal executive (fellow) or barrister with at least 3 years PQE. 
  • Suitably trained as a legal advisor / advocate. 
  • Experience of working in a legal environment. 
Closing date: 24 April 2024
Interview date: W/c 6 May 2024

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