Lawyer - People

Wigan Council
Wigan, Greater Manchester
£28,221 - £32,233
05 Dec 2018
07 Jan 2019
Full time
Contract type

Lawyer - People
Business & Corporate Services
Legal Services

Previous applicants need not apply

Salary: Grade 8, £28,221 - £32,233 per annum.

The salary is subject to the 2019 National Joint Council pay award and any local agreements

37 hours per week

Your role:

As a Lawyer - People you will 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 client officers, Elected Members, partner organisations and other key stakeholders to assist them in the delivery of their service objectives and priorities.

You will handle a legal caseload, drafting legal documents and engaging in negotiations with parties as appropriate. You will also advise, prepare and conduct proceedings and have the ability to act as an advocate for the council at court, tribunals, inquiries and other statutory and legislative hearings.

About you:

You will be an admitted Solicitor entitled to a current practicing certificate or have an alternative Barrister or Legal Executive qualification. You will also have post qualification experience in at least one area of law relevant to the roles areas of operation. You will be an enthusiastic, highly motivated and professional individual with experience of providing legal advice to assist and guide clients when making decisions.

You will have experience of handling a personal legal caseload. You will also be expected to advise, prepare and conduct proceedings acting as an advocate for the council at court, tribunals, inquiries and other statutory and legislative hearings.

You will have a proven track record in a pressured and deadline driven environment and be able to represent the service and the council at a local and regional level as necessary.

About Us

Our dedicated in-house Legal team provides high quality legal advice to Senior Leaders, Elected Members, Council Officers, partner organisations and other key stakeholders across the public and private sector on a range of legal matters.

We aim to offer services which are good value for money, innovative in their approach and delivery, risk aware not risk averse and open to doing things differently. We adopt a collaborative approach with all our clients’ ensuring we are embedded in all their processes and decision making.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Asif Ibrahim, Strategic Lawyer – People on 01942 404521 or

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