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Solicitor - Housing and Litigation

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Job ID:

3814

Practice Area(s):

Housing/ASB, Litigation/Enforcement

Location:

Warwickshire, West Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

30.11.2017

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

Warwickshire Legal Services has operated on a business footing for over 20 years and now has over 60 fee earners providing a comprehensive range of services to over 15 public sector clients, including pioneering shared service arrangements with Warwick District Council and two police forces.

We have a national reputation, recognised in several national awards, as well as modern offices in a historic building in the middle of Warwick within a short distance of other popular towns like Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Stratford upon Avon and in a central location on road and rail transport networks. We offer flexible working arrangements and in return our staff are willing to go the extra mile when our clients need it.

People like to work for us and we have a tradition of growing our own talent through training and development schemes, meaning that we have a low turnover of staff.

£40,580 - £45,989

The core work of the Planning & Litigation Team is Criminal and Civil Litigation, Housing, Planning, Highways and Licensing. Its responsibilities include advising committees, regulatory enforcement, drafting and negotiating planning and highway agreements, local authority prosecutions, strategic housing advice, housing possessions, anti-social behaviour injunctions and other regulatory matters.

The Role

37.0 Hours per Week

Following the retirement of the post-holder and an internal promotion we are now looking for a solicitor or barrister to join our team on a permanent basis.

The post carries an emphasis on housing advice and litigation, but you may also be called upon to handle other litigation, both civil and criminal and you will also be asked to provide general legal advice on a wide range of local authority matters. You may be required to act as legal adviser at committee meetings and to appear in court and at inquiries. The work is demanding and often complex and you will need a flexible, positive approach and a keen mind.

Key Requirements

We are looking for candidates who are first rate lawyers and who solve problems, inspire client confidence, welcome change and challenge, and have the potential to progress within our business.

Local authority experience would be an advantage but the right candidate might be a quick learner from a different background.

You should be a fully qualified practising solicitor or barrister with an understanding of public law principles.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Ann Belcher (01926 412451) or Caroline Gutteridge (01926 413750)

Closing Date: 18th December 2017

Interview Date: 10th January 2018

For further information or to apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Enquire/Apply’ button below.

Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.

Please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on recruitment@warwickshire.gov.uk, including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.
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Warwickshire Legal Services
Warwickshire, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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Warwickshire Legal Services
Warwickshire, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Solicitor - Housing and Litigation

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Job ID:

3814

Practice Area(s):

Housing/ASB, Litigation/Enforcement

Location:

Warwickshire, West Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

30.11.2017

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

Warwickshire Legal Services has operated on a business footing for over 20 years and now has over 60 fee earners providing a comprehensive range of services to over 15 public sector clients, including pioneering shared service arrangements with Warwick District Council and two police forces.

We have a national reputation, recognised in several national awards, as well as modern offices in a historic building in the middle of Warwick within a short distance of other popular towns like Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Stratford upon Avon and in a central location on road and rail transport networks. We offer flexible working arrangements and in return our staff are willing to go the extra mile when our clients need it.

People like to work for us and we have a tradition of growing our own talent through training and development schemes, meaning that we have a low turnover of staff.

£40,580 - £45,989

The core work of the Planning & Litigation Team is Criminal and Civil Litigation, Housing, Planning, Highways and Licensing. Its responsibilities include advising committees, regulatory enforcement, drafting and negotiating planning and highway agreements, local authority prosecutions, strategic housing advice, housing possessions, anti-social behaviour injunctions and other regulatory matters.

The Role

37.0 Hours per Week

Following the retirement of the post-holder and an internal promotion we are now looking for a solicitor or barrister to join our team on a permanent basis.

The post carries an emphasis on housing advice and litigation, but you may also be called upon to handle other litigation, both civil and criminal and you will also be asked to provide general legal advice on a wide range of local authority matters. You may be required to act as legal adviser at committee meetings and to appear in court and at inquiries. The work is demanding and often complex and you will need a flexible, positive approach and a keen mind.

Key Requirements

We are looking for candidates who are first rate lawyers and who solve problems, inspire client confidence, welcome change and challenge, and have the potential to progress within our business.

Local authority experience would be an advantage but the right candidate might be a quick learner from a different background.

You should be a fully qualified practising solicitor or barrister with an understanding of public law principles.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

For further information about the role please contact the hiring manager: Ann Belcher (01926 412451) or Caroline Gutteridge (01926 413750)

Closing Date: 18th December 2017

Interview Date: 10th January 2018

For further information or to apply for this vacancy please click on the ‘Enquire/Apply’ button below.

Our method of application is online, you will also be required to upload a supporting statement of how you meet the essential criteria.

Please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so.

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on recruitment@warwickshire.gov.uk, including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.