Team Lawyer x2 – Legal

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Team Lawyer x2 – Legal
Wigan, Greater Manchester
Contract / Temporary

Wigan 0006 F3D2 / 1

Posted: 11th January 2023 11:41
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  • Pay Rate:

    £35 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 12 months

  • Wigan, Greater Manchester,

    WN1 1YN

What's involved with this role:

Interim Team Lawyer x2 – Legal

Ref: Wigan 0006 F3D2 / 1  

Pay rate: £35.00 per hour PAYE

The post holder will report to the Group Lawyer - People and be part of a client focussed and outcomes driven legal and democratic function. They will operate in the areas of law of Children’s social care, Education, Adult social care, Health and Contentious Housing.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Handle a personal legal caseload which could include complex and significant cases;
  • Advise, prepare and conduct proceedings on behalf of the Council. Acting as an advocate for the Council at court, tribunals, inquiries and other statutory and legislative hearings;
  • Manage the instruction, use and involvement of Counsel and external lawyers in appropriate cases;
  • Draft complex and significant legal documents engaging in detailed negotiations with parties as appropriate;
  • Attend meetings with committees, panels and officers advising on complex and significant legal matters;
  • Provide specialist legal advice to clients to assist them in the delivery of their objectives and priorities;
  • Assist the service in identifying areas for continuous improvement which provide value for money, efficiency benefits and high levels of service delivery;
  • Develop and improve the knowledge of officers and Elected Members by giving advice, guidance, delivering training and production of briefing notes;
  • Assist with projects ensuring they are delivered, on time, on budget and contribute to the corporate visions and priorities;
  • Supervise, support and mentor lower graded staff within the Division;
  • Maintain partnerships with stakeholders that enhance the provision of and delivery of services;
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of quality assurance policies and procedures;

 

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

Experience & Knowledge / Technical skills

  • Admitted Solicitor entitled to a current practicing certificate (the qualification of Barrister or Legal Executive is an acceptable alternative);
  • Post qualification experience in at least two areas of law from: Children’s social care, Education, Adult social care, Health, Contentious Housing
  • Experience of providing legal advice to assist and guide clients when making decisions which may include complex and significant issues;
  • Experience of advising, preparing and conducting proceedings on behalf of the Council;
  • Experience of acting as an advocate for the Council at court, tribunals, inquiries and other statutory and legislative hearings;
  • Experience of drafting complex and significant legal documentation engaging in detailed negotiations with parties as appropriate;
  • Experience of dealing with a significant caseload within the areas of work listed above with minimal supervision;

 

Skills & Abilities

  • The ability to manage the instruction, use and involvement of Counsel and external lawyers’ in appropriate cases;
  • The ability to supervise, support and mentor lower graded staff within the Division;
  • Proven track record in a pressurised and deadline driven environment;
  • Be able to represent the service and the Council at local level;
  • The ability to be positive, accountable and courageous in delivering the service priorities and clients objectives;
  • Well-developed skills to influence and persuade decision-makers using written and verbal reasoning which is based on fact;
  • Highly effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong IT skills using Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

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.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 


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.

 


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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Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Wigan 0006 F3D2 / 1
Team Lawyer x2 – Legal
Client Category: Local Authority

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