Leeds City Council

Principal Legal Officer (Adult Social Care)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£42,683 - £45,591
10 May 2019
03 Jun 2019
Practice area
Social care
Full time
Contract type

Permanent post: Principal Legal Officer (Adult Social Care)


Grade: PO6: £42,683 - £45,591

The post attracts local authority benefits including: access to West Yorkshire Pension Scheme; generous annual leave entitlement; training and development; flexible working, including working from home.

Our council values are at the heart of everything we do:-

  • Being open, honest and trusted – being your best
  • Treating people fairly – feeling like you count
  • Spending money wisely – making every pound go further
  • Working as a team for Leeds – being part of a team with a “can do” attitude
  • Working with people, engaging all communities – being proud to make a difference

Leeds City Council is an award winning and progressive authority which works closely with local communities and businesses to create a vibrant and economically thriving city.

Leeds City Council is looking to recruit a full time permanent principal legal officer (Adult Social Care).  The post holder will be required to carry out work within the Licensing Communities and Corporate section, primarily adult social care, but also across the full spectrum of work the section does if required.  The section covers the following areas of work: Licensing, Adult Social Care, Employment, Education, Prosecutions and Anti-Social Behaviour.

The successful candidate will be a solicitor or barrister entitled to hold a practising certificate or FILEX who will work in a lively and busy team of lawyers involved in a stimulating, challenging and rewarding environment.

It is essential that the successful candidate has good interpersonal skills, is able to prioritise their own workload, act as an advocate in contested hearings and work to tight court deadlines. They must be able to work as part of a team and be flexible, enthusiastic and committed.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Tony Westwood (Adult Social Care Team Leader) at anthony.westwood@leeds.gov.uk or on 0113 3789156

For further details and to apply for this post go to http://jobs.leeds.gov.uk/

The closing date for applications is Monday 3 June 2019.

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