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Job Title Principal Solicitor - ONLINE APPLICATION FORMS ONLY
Job reference CCL12
Department Corporate Services Directorate
Grade SCP 50 - 53
Pay From: £54,714 To: £57,852 Per Annum
Hours 37 Hours Per Week
Closing date 29 March 2021
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Job Description
We are looking for a qualified solicitor with strong management and local government experience to lead our Children & Young People & Integrated Health & Social Care Team. You will be responsible for leading the Team and supervising the other team members. You will be responsible for providing support at a senior level for all our clients across the range of work carried out by the Team, including all legal matters relating to children, adult safeguarding, and education. You will need to demonstrate an aptitude for complex problem solving and the ability to work quickly and accurately, as part of a friendly and supportive team.

You should be a qualified practising solicitor with at least 5 years post qualification experience in relevant areas. The ideal candidate will have experience in advising in child/adult safeguarding and education and have supported a client department on an improvement journey. You will have a sound understanding of the decision-making process in local government and be able to advise on aspects of local government law. You may be required to attend evening committee meetings, to provide supportive leadership, to motivate and develop high performing people and be open to new ways of working and service development whilst supporting the management of the Team through effective performance management and use of IT systems.

We are looking for a talented, proactive, and pragmatic lawyer who is able to work effectively with client departments to find solutions. You will need to manage a case load as well as carry out management responsibilities.

In accordance with the Council’s new Way of Working Policy, the postholder will be required to work in an agile-hybrid way, working predominantly from home.

Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

We welcome applications from the BAME community.

Closing date 29 March 2021. Remote Interviews scheduled for 9 April 2021.

For further information please contact Mark Fisher –Head of Legal & Democratic Services on 01744 673256 / 07785921658 or email markfisher@sthelens.gov.uk
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Person Specification - Principal Solicitor.pdf
Job Description - Principal Solicitor.pdf
Applicant Letter.pdf
NonDisclosure Application Form.pdf
Note: CVs should not be submitted as a replacement for the online job application form.