Team Lawyer – People x4

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Team Lawyer – People x4
Interim Position

Wigan 0006 F3EF / 1

Posted: 11th January 2023 16:47
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  • Pay Rate:

    £35.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 11 months

  • WIGAN,

    WN1 1YN

What's involved with this role:

Team Lawyer – People x4   

Reference no: Wigan 0006 F3EF / 1   

Pay rate £35.00 per hour PAYE   


As a Team Lawyer – People you will report to the Group Lawyer - People and be part of a client focussed and outcomes driven legal and democratic function. You will operate in the areas of law of Children’s social care, Education, Adult social care, Health and Contentious Housing. You will work closely with clients to assist them in the delivery of their service objectives and priorities, providing advice, support and assistance to client officers, Elected Members, Partner Organisations and other key stakeholders from across the public and private sector 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Local Authority pre-proceedings work, 
  • Care proceedings, 
  • Other safeguarding orders, 
  • Adoption 

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

  • Admitted Solicitor entitled to a current practicing certificate (the qualification of Barrister or Legal Executive is an acceptable alternative) 
  • 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 an as 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 
  • Post qualification experience in at least two areas of law from the list: Children’s social care, Education, Adult social care, Health, Contentious Housing 
  • Well-developed skills to influence and persuade decision-makers using written and verbal reasoning which is based on fact 
  • The ability to supervise, support and mentor lower graded staff within the Division 
  • The ability to be positive, accountable and courageous in delivering the service priorities and clients objectives 
  • Be able to represent the service and the Council at local level 

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.

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. 


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 F3EF / 1
Team Lawyer – People x4
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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Client Category: Local Authority

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