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Lawyer (Commercial & Employment Legal Team)

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Job ID:

8737

Practice Area(s):

Procurement/Contracts

Location:

Cornwall, South-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer, Legal Executive
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

26.03.2019

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

000007A2
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Job Description:

Salary Range: £33,294 - £40,760

Primary Location: New County Hall, Truro

About the role & about us
Cornwall Council is an employer of choice, providing career opportunities in a supportive environment and seeks to promote work life balance.  There are many benefits of working for Cornwall Council, such as a defined benefit pension scheme, family friendly leave, flexible working terms of location and hours, consideration of part time working, on-site parking and facilities.

Our excellent employee benefits coupled with the diverse breadth of practice and experience to be gained provides an exciting opportunity that few organisations can match, in one of the country’s most beautiful counties. With numerous beaches and stunning countryside on offer this is an unrivalled opportunity for quality of life with a rewarding career.

You will be confident, flexible and practical with good client care skills seeking to be an active part of an accomplished team delivering great client care.

You will be responsible and accountable for a personal caseload of high profile and/or complex legal matters within the specialist areas of the Team. The role holder will provide legal advice, which is politically sensitive and high risk.
 
To be a legal advisor within the context of the areas of work which fall within the remit of the role holder’s team and provide advice at Council, Cabinet and Committee meetings. The role holder may also be required to provide advice on areas of law outside of the remit of the Team.
 
To work with the Legal Team Manager to identify and implement service improvements to the efficiency and performance of the Service to enable the Council to meet its corporate objectives and priorities to improve the quality of life in Cornwall.

This position will be subject to a basic criminal record disclosure check.

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and is an equal opportunities employer.

About you
You should have an up to date knowledge of the local government legislative framework and administrative law.  You must have a high level of negotiation, influencing and mediation skills. You will have experience of running and managing a busy caseload.  Practical experience of democratic decision making processes and an ability to evaluate complex information and apply knowledge to the law to create solutions to complex and strategic problems is required.  The successful candidate should be able to deal with complex legal work and be an expert in commercial and contract law.

A degree or equivalent qualification and relevant qualification and/membership of a relevant professional body - Solicitor or Barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives with significant proven practical and theoretical legal experience and expertise on matters is required.

About us
Cornwall Legal is a team of lawyers providing expert, high quality legal advice exclusively to public sector clients.  We advise in-house clients, as a service of Cornwall Council. We also act for a number of external clients across the South West, including the Councils wholly owned companies, a fire and rescue authority, in excess of 150 schools and academies and other local authorities.

Our key sectors of expertise are Local Government, Education, Housing and Health. We have specialist lawyers with both public and private sector experience providing thorough, practical and commercially focused advice.

Operating in the public sector means our lawyers have first hand experience of the challenges clients face, particularly concerning the economic climate and the pace of change across the wider public sector. We are therefore in a unique position to offer clients an unrivalled depth of understanding that meets your needs, beyond just the provision of legal advice.
 
Cornwall Legal is the largest in house provider of legal services to the public sector in Cornwall and Devon. To find out more about us see www.cornwall-legal.co.uk

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below. Please view the Role Profile; your application will need to explain how you meet the stated criteria. More guidance is available on how to complete the application and your supporting statement.

Closing Date: 28th April 2019, 22:59:00

Interview Date: 6th May 2019
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Cornwall Council
Cornwall, South-West, United Kingdom

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Cornwall Council
Cornwall, South-West, United Kingdom
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Lawyer (Commercial & Employment Legal Team)

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Job ID:

8737

Practice Area(s):

Procurement/Contracts

Location:

Cornwall, South-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer, Legal Executive
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

26.03.2019

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

000007A2
col-wide   

Job Description:

Salary Range: £33,294 - £40,760

Primary Location: New County Hall, Truro

About the role & about us
Cornwall Council is an employer of choice, providing career opportunities in a supportive environment and seeks to promote work life balance.  There are many benefits of working for Cornwall Council, such as a defined benefit pension scheme, family friendly leave, flexible working terms of location and hours, consideration of part time working, on-site parking and facilities.

Our excellent employee benefits coupled with the diverse breadth of practice and experience to be gained provides an exciting opportunity that few organisations can match, in one of the country’s most beautiful counties. With numerous beaches and stunning countryside on offer this is an unrivalled opportunity for quality of life with a rewarding career.

You will be confident, flexible and practical with good client care skills seeking to be an active part of an accomplished team delivering great client care.

You will be responsible and accountable for a personal caseload of high profile and/or complex legal matters within the specialist areas of the Team. The role holder will provide legal advice, which is politically sensitive and high risk.
 
To be a legal advisor within the context of the areas of work which fall within the remit of the role holder’s team and provide advice at Council, Cabinet and Committee meetings. The role holder may also be required to provide advice on areas of law outside of the remit of the Team.
 
To work with the Legal Team Manager to identify and implement service improvements to the efficiency and performance of the Service to enable the Council to meet its corporate objectives and priorities to improve the quality of life in Cornwall.

This position will be subject to a basic criminal record disclosure check.

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and is an equal opportunities employer.

About you
You should have an up to date knowledge of the local government legislative framework and administrative law.  You must have a high level of negotiation, influencing and mediation skills. You will have experience of running and managing a busy caseload.  Practical experience of democratic decision making processes and an ability to evaluate complex information and apply knowledge to the law to create solutions to complex and strategic problems is required.  The successful candidate should be able to deal with complex legal work and be an expert in commercial and contract law.

A degree or equivalent qualification and relevant qualification and/membership of a relevant professional body - Solicitor or Barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives with significant proven practical and theoretical legal experience and expertise on matters is required.

About us
Cornwall Legal is a team of lawyers providing expert, high quality legal advice exclusively to public sector clients.  We advise in-house clients, as a service of Cornwall Council. We also act for a number of external clients across the South West, including the Councils wholly owned companies, a fire and rescue authority, in excess of 150 schools and academies and other local authorities.

Our key sectors of expertise are Local Government, Education, Housing and Health. We have specialist lawyers with both public and private sector experience providing thorough, practical and commercially focused advice.

Operating in the public sector means our lawyers have first hand experience of the challenges clients face, particularly concerning the economic climate and the pace of change across the wider public sector. We are therefore in a unique position to offer clients an unrivalled depth of understanding that meets your needs, beyond just the provision of legal advice.
 
Cornwall Legal is the largest in house provider of legal services to the public sector in Cornwall and Devon. To find out more about us see www.cornwall-legal.co.uk

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below. Please view the Role Profile; your application will need to explain how you meet the stated criteria. More guidance is available on how to complete the application and your supporting statement.

Closing Date: 28th April 2019, 22:59:00

Interview Date: 6th May 2019