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Senior Solicitor (Adults)

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Job ID:

30224

Practice Area(s):

Adult Social Care

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:

£58,424 - £61,515 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 solicitor to join and lead our Adult’s Legal Team, within the Adults and Children’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 the Team Leader of the Adult area in the team you will deal with more complex matters within your caseload and advise and provide assistance on higher level strategic / policy issues.  You will be a flexible team player with excellent communication and IT skills and be able to work to deadlines supporting the team with a varied and busy caseload. 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 solicitor, 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.

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 Amanda Barlow on 01803 207172 or Janine Bond on 01803 207149.

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 Solicitor (Adults)

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

30224

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:

£58,424 - £61,515 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 solicitor to join and lead our Adult’s Legal Team, within the Adults and Children’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 the Team Leader of the Adult area in the team you will deal with more complex matters within your caseload and advise and provide assistance on higher level strategic / policy issues.  You will be a flexible team player with excellent communication and IT skills and be able to work to deadlines supporting the team with a varied and busy caseload. 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 solicitor, 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.

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 Amanda Barlow on 01803 207172 or Janine Bond on 01803 207149.

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.