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Supervising Associate - Civil Litigation

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Job ID:

8556

Practice Area(s):

Litigation/Prosecutions

Location:

Essex, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

14.03.2019

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

Up to £60,000 per annum

Job summary and Responsibilities

Essex Legal Services provide high quality, professional, legal advice across the Council and to increasing numbers of external clients. Providing a client facing legal service which proactively embraces change and delights the customer.

This role works as part of a specialist legal team providing advice, information and interpretation to clients which underpins effective decision making, performance management and meets statutory requirements. Working closely with senior leaders to make a real difference to the delivery of Essex Legal Services’ business and the business of our clients, which may include managing or supervising staff.

You will be a qualified solicitor, barrister or Chartered Legal Executive, with significant post qualification experience and a member of the appropriate professional body. With significant experience in civil litigation, commercial awareness to contribute to the development of new external streams of business and the ability to build excellent working relationships that encourage collaboration and exert influence, to drive a continuous improvement culture.

Accountabilities:
 
• Accountable for leading the provision of timely and accurate legal advice across the Council and to external customers to produce the best possible outcomes.
• Responsible for delivering the strategic business plan for legal services which supports and drives the councils wider Organisation Strategy and vision.
• Works collaboratively with function leadership teams to make recommendations which drive better informed decision-making across the Council.
• Responsible for interpreting client needs and providing them with a service they value; driving the delivery of productivity and efficiency improvement.
• Responsible for assisting with development of staff in Essex Legal Services, through supervision and line management and delivery of training and informal learning. Not all Associates will have line management responsibility at all times.
• Works closely with the Head of Service and senior leaders of ELS to develop current and future business opportunities, to promote the Essex Legal Services vision to the external market.
• Responsible for the delivery strategy for services, ensuring that performance is clearly defined in terms of benchmarked outcomes and short, medium and long term business targets.
• Build strong working relationships across the Council and with schools and external clients to ensure a quality legal service is provided to the customer.
• Delegated functions as detailed in the Council’s constitution (and as amended from time to time).
• Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

Knowledge, skills and experience:
 
 • Qualified solicitor or barrister or chartered legal executive enrolled with the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board or the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, as appropriate.
• Evidence of continuing professional development, significant post qualification experience and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.
• Significant experience in civil litigation.
• Significant line management and supervisory responsibility.
• Significant experience of working within a legal setting in a politically sensitive environment, providing high-quality advice to a wide range of customers.
• Commercial awareness and financial acumen, with sufficient professional credibility to maintain the existing client base and develop new streams of business.
• Proven track record of building strong working relationships across a large, complex organisation, with internal and external partners/stakeholders and clients.
• Proven track record of providing advice and guidance on complex legal matters to both customers and colleagues.

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

Closing Date: 28th March 2019

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on 033 005 83330*

*Calls to this number are charged in the same way as calls to numbers starting 01 or 02, please check with your service provider

Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit the Gov.UK website.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on https://www.workingforessex.com/benefits

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

 
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Essex County Council
Essex, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom

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Essex, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom
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Supervising Associate - Civil Litigation

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

8556

Practice Area(s):

Litigation/Prosecutions

Location:

Essex, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

14.03.2019

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

Up to £60,000 per annum

Job summary and Responsibilities

Essex Legal Services provide high quality, professional, legal advice across the Council and to increasing numbers of external clients. Providing a client facing legal service which proactively embraces change and delights the customer.

This role works as part of a specialist legal team providing advice, information and interpretation to clients which underpins effective decision making, performance management and meets statutory requirements. Working closely with senior leaders to make a real difference to the delivery of Essex Legal Services’ business and the business of our clients, which may include managing or supervising staff.

You will be a qualified solicitor, barrister or Chartered Legal Executive, with significant post qualification experience and a member of the appropriate professional body. With significant experience in civil litigation, commercial awareness to contribute to the development of new external streams of business and the ability to build excellent working relationships that encourage collaboration and exert influence, to drive a continuous improvement culture.

Accountabilities:
 
• Accountable for leading the provision of timely and accurate legal advice across the Council and to external customers to produce the best possible outcomes.
• Responsible for delivering the strategic business plan for legal services which supports and drives the councils wider Organisation Strategy and vision.
• Works collaboratively with function leadership teams to make recommendations which drive better informed decision-making across the Council.
• Responsible for interpreting client needs and providing them with a service they value; driving the delivery of productivity and efficiency improvement.
• Responsible for assisting with development of staff in Essex Legal Services, through supervision and line management and delivery of training and informal learning. Not all Associates will have line management responsibility at all times.
• Works closely with the Head of Service and senior leaders of ELS to develop current and future business opportunities, to promote the Essex Legal Services vision to the external market.
• Responsible for the delivery strategy for services, ensuring that performance is clearly defined in terms of benchmarked outcomes and short, medium and long term business targets.
• Build strong working relationships across the Council and with schools and external clients to ensure a quality legal service is provided to the customer.
• Delegated functions as detailed in the Council’s constitution (and as amended from time to time).
• Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

Knowledge, skills and experience:
 
 • Qualified solicitor or barrister or chartered legal executive enrolled with the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board or the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, as appropriate.
• Evidence of continuing professional development, significant post qualification experience and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.
• Significant experience in civil litigation.
• Significant line management and supervisory responsibility.
• Significant experience of working within a legal setting in a politically sensitive environment, providing high-quality advice to a wide range of customers.
• Commercial awareness and financial acumen, with sufficient professional credibility to maintain the existing client base and develop new streams of business.
• Proven track record of building strong working relationships across a large, complex organisation, with internal and external partners/stakeholders and clients.
• Proven track record of providing advice and guidance on complex legal matters to both customers and colleagues.

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

Closing Date: 28th March 2019

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Essex Recruitment Team on 033 005 83330*

*Calls to this number are charged in the same way as calls to numbers starting 01 or 02, please check with your service provider

Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please visit the Gov.UK website.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on https://www.workingforessex.com/benefits

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.