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Team Lawyer - Wigan

Job Title: Team Lawyer - Wigan
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Wigan
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Salary: £35 per hour
REF: AD120101
Contact Name: Amber Debens
Contact Email: amberd@4recruitmentservices.com
Job Published: 17 days ago

Job Description

Team Lawyer - Wigan

Salary: £ 35 Per Hour

Full Time (37 hours per week)

Role Purpose:

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.

You will advise, prepare and conduct proceedings acting as an advocate for the Council at court, tribunals, inquiries and other statutory and legislative hearings.

You will work collaboratively with colleagues across the Division to provide a high quality, efficient and professional legal and democratic service, assisting with the delivery of service objectives, client satisfaction and performance targets.

Responsibilities:

On an on-going basis within the areas of law of Children’s Social care, Education, Adult social care, Health and Contentious Housing you will:

  • 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;
  • To develop, maintain and update appropriate systems.

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Amber Debens on 07860953716 or via email AmberD@4recruitmentservices.com

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