Cumbria County Council

Lead Lawyer – Legal and Democratic Services

Carlisle, Cumbria
£42,683 - £43,662
22 Oct 2019
06 Nov 2019
Full time
Contract type

Lead Lawyer – Legal and Democratic Services

Salary:   £42,683 - £43,662

Workbase: Cumbria House, Carlisle (flexible working available)

Contract: Permanent

Cumbria County Council are looking for experienced and successful candidates to join our organisation as Lead Lawyers. This is a fantastic career opportunity for those looking to progress in a role where you will lead and supervise, as well as manage a more complex and corporately significant caseload.

We have a number of opportunities across various specialist areas of law, and we are welcoming applications from candidates with at least three years post qualification experience.

Roles/Vacancies available:

Lead Lawyer – Children’s Services; two positions available, one based in Carlisle (3 days per week) and one in the South of Cumbria (full time)

Lead Lawyer – Adults

Lead Lawyer – Children and Adults; two positions available

Lead Lawyer – Employment

To find out more about our Legal and Democratic Services, please go to:

The ideal candidates will be strong communicators, with experience of working in either local authorities or a politically sensitive environment. You will provide legal advice and other relevant legal services to support strategic planning, policy formation, and corporate governance, as well as providing representation at decision-making bodies, boards/panels, working groups and on external bodies as required.

As a Lead Lawyer, you will provide management and supervisory support to designated team members, developing and mentoring less experienced colleagues and trainee solicitors. You will also work collaboratively with the Senior/Group Lawyers, ensuring the provision of a cost-effective and efficient service.

This is an excellent chance to work in an incredibly stimulating and professionally challenging environment, and as an organisation, we offer excellent career progression and development for the right candidates.

We can also offer you:

Become part of a friendly and supportive team

Flexible and agile working environment,

Flexi-time Scheme

Generous Annual Leave entitlement

Access to training and development

Local Government Pension Scheme

Additional Annual Leave Purchase Scheme

Cycle to Work Scheme

Please specify in the ‘Supporting Information’ section of the application from which role you are applying for.

Closing date for Applications: 03/11/19

Interviews: week commencing Monday 18th November

For further information, or to arrange a discussion about this role, please contact