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Senior Lawyer

  • Employer: Liverpool City Council
  • Reference: LCC04557
  • Published: Tue 07/05/2024, 10:45 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 21/05/2024, 10:45 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £60332 - £65334 GBP year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Cunard Building, Merseyside

Who are we?

Liverpool City Council is embarking on an exciting transformation portfolio of unprecedented breadth and scale, and as a result, we’re expanding our Legal Team and hiring into numerous new roles.

Following significant investment we are looking for passionate and driven individuals to join us. This is an opportunity to work in an exciting and forward thinking local authority as part of a dynamic and multi-disciplinary legal department.

Our roles operate on a hybrid approach to allow flexibility between home working and office working at the Cunard Building.

We are currently recruiting Senior Lawyers in the following disciplines:

  • Commercial Law
  • Property and Regeneration
  • Planning and Regulatory Law

What will I be doing!

  • As a Senior Lawyer in Liverpool city council you will manage a full caseload of complex and often sensitive legal matters within one or more specialisms of the team
  • You will have personal responsibility for a caseload of complex and non-complex legal work, and act as a subject expert, with appropriate support and supervision, from a Head of Law or Deputy Director of City, Law and Governance.
  • You will lead and develop a team of Lawyers
  • You’ll help supervise and contribute to the development of Trainee Lawyers
  • The role reports to Head of Law
  • You will provide proactive and solution focussed advice that supports the delivery of the council’s priorities and policies.
  • Senior Lawyers will advise on legal matters relevant to public and local government law including on executive and committee decision-making, information governance and public law challenges.
  • You may advise members and formal decision making bodies including Cabinet, Council, committees and overview and scrutiny in respect of the team’s specialism and as required by the City Director and / or their Deputy Director.
  • The Director of City, Law & Governance will expect you to support them in their role as monitoring officer and promote the Nolan Principles in the council, escalating matters as appropriate.
  • You will externally commission legal work for the council where required, ensuring value for money and high-quality advice and representation is received.
  • You will play an active role in ensuring the team, service and the wider Council is aware of current and proposed law and practice affecting the council.
  • You may participate in the delivery of projects and programmes in the Legal Service and / or corporately.
  • You will support your Head of Law with the development of legal procedures and policies

What you will receive!

  • 31 days holiday rising to 35 after 5 years service.
  • Agile working - A “Flexibility First” approach to Agile working where flexibility is the norm rather than the exception.
  • Cycle2Work Scheme
  • Travel Pass Scheme
  • Drive Time – The scheme allows you to get behind the wheel of a new car on a salary sacrifice basis, with no deposit
  • Discounted Lifestyles Memberships
  • A full range of family friendly policies
  • Part of the Local Government Pension scheme
  • Purchase of Additional Leave
  • A wide range of high-quality learning open to all with opportunities to train, develop and support to realise your potential.
  • Employee Volunteering Scheme
  • Medicash
  • On top of this, we also offer other benefits such as Credit Union, Local Discounts using your ID Card and Contract Parking at Council owned parking facilities

Downloads

  • City Plan
  • Council Plan
  • Job Description /Person Specification
  • Employer: Liverpool City Council
  • Reference: LCC04557
  • Published: Tue 07/05/2024, 10:45 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 21/05/2024, 10:45 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £60332 - £65334 GBP year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Cunard Building, Merseyside

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