Interim Chief Solicitor

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Interim Chief Solicitor
NORTHALLERTON
Interim Position

N Yorkshire RQ649088

Posted: 5th August 2022 17:05
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  • Pay Rate:

    £31.50 per hour PAYE , rate negotiable for the right candidate

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months

  • NORTHALLERTON,

    DL7 8AD

What's involved with this role:

Interim Chief Solicitor   

Job Ref: N Yorkshire RQ649088   

The provision and management of legal services to the Council so as to ensure that the Council fulfils its statutory duties and performs its functions in accordance with the law and the constitution of the Council   

Key Responsibilities: 

 

  • Ensuring that the Council is advised of its legal rights and liabilities and assisting the Monitoring Officer to perform her statutory duties. 
  • Managing the Legal Services department 
  • Conduct of high level/value litigation 
  • Advising the Council’s project boards and taking a lead role in providing direct legal advice on the Council’s key priority projects 
  • Acting as Deputy Monitoring Officer 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • A Solicitor, either with a current practising certificate or eligible to apply for a practising certificate, or a qualified Barrister or a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, or possessing an equivalent qualification gained in another jurisdiction 
  • Knowledge of the law relating to the area of service where the assignment is based 
  • An understanding of the concepts underpinning administrative and corporate law as it relates to local government 
  • Substantial experience within the legal profession 
  • Experience of providing legal advice in the area of the assignment 
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team, and to build effective relationships with Council Members, senior managers, business units, other sections and outside agencies 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to present to diverse audiences, including [elected Members], senior officers, staff and external agencies 

 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 

 

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 

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Interim Chief Solicitor
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Interim Chief Solicitor
Client Category: Local Authority

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