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Legal Officer

  • Employer: Liverpool City Council
  • Reference: LCC04555
  • Published: Tue 14/05/2024, 10:16 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/05/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £38223 - £43421 GBP year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Cunard Building, Merseyside
About the Role

Who we are?

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 across our Legal team.

Following significant investment we are looking for 4 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. Join us as a legal officer and start your legal career with Liverpool City Council!

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

What will I be doing?

  • Our Legal officers support our lawyers and the wider legal team in a variety of activities, learning and developing skills along the way
  • You will carry out casework instructions received from lawyers and have personal responsibility for assisting with the progress of cases, ensuring value for money and efficient use of resources
  • You will support the team by liaising with courts, obtaining and organising documentation to meet the requests of the courts, providing support to clients, assisting with the creation of court bundles etc
  • You will be responsible for effective diary management, ensuring that court directions are complied with in a timely manner and delivered on time
  • You will use templates and precedents to draft legal documents / applications, utilising legal knowledge where appropriate
  • You will personally manage straightforward casework and, where required, attend at court/tribunals on behalf of the Council ensuring that the Council’s position is represented in the most cost effective and efficient manner
  • You will prepare reports, documents, minutes and correspondence on behalf of lawyers, taking notes at meetings/hearings as required, and assisting with the collection of data/information to support the Senior Lawyers and Heads of Law
  • You can access opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills with support and at a pace that suits you.

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

 

If you would like to talk to a member of the team about the role or have an informal discussion, please contact David Steel at david.steel@liverpool.gov.uk.

Please note interviews are scheduled to take place on the 13th & 14th June.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

We advise you save the job description and person specification on your own device (e.g. laptop, tablet, mobile), as once the closing date has passed they will not be accessible.

Downloads

  • City Plan
  • Council Plan
  • Job Description /Person Specification

How to Apply

Follow the link to be directed to the Liverpool City Council Website where you will find details of how to apply!

Apply Now

  • Employer: Liverpool City Council
  • Reference: LCC04555
  • Published: Tue 14/05/2024, 10:16 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/05/2024, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £38223 - £43421 GBP year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Cunard Building, Merseyside

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