Cumbria County Council

Senior Lawyer – Legal and Democratic Services

Carlisle, Cumbria
£47,673 – 69,689
22 Oct 2019
06 Nov 2019
Full time
Contract type

Senior Lawyer – Legal and Democratic Services

Salary:  £47,673 – 69,689

Workbase: Cumbria House, Carlisle ( flexible working available)

Contract: Permanent

Are you looking for a management career/your next career step in a fast-paced, highly influential and innovative team?

Cumbria County Council are looking for experienced and successful professionals to join us at an exciting time of expansion and development in our Legal team.

We have a number of opportunities across various specialist areas of law, and we are welcoming applications from candidates with significant management experience, who have delivered services at a high level of strategic and corporate importance.

Roles/vacancies available:

Senior Lawyer – Adults

Senior Lawyer – Children’s

Senior Lawyer – Commercial

Senior Lawyer – Governance

Senior Lawyer – Property 

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

This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly experienced Lawyer to take the next step, and work in a key management role, whilst also still managing complex and high risk casework This will also include representation in the courts, tribunals and at other bodies where required. 

As a Senior Lawyer you will not only oversee the day-to-day management and supervision of the wider team; you will also assist the Team Leader in ensuring the provision of the most appropriate and cost-effective method of meeting the Council’s requirements for legal services. This will include contributing to the management of the wider Legal Services and supporting the organisation in achieving a high standard of corporate governance.

The ideal candidates for these positions will be strong and inspiring leaders, with exceptional knowledge in their specialist area and experience of working in either local authorities or a politically sensitive environment. It is a fantastic time to join us, as we expand and develop our Services, working in new ways to support the extraordinary changes happening in Local Government.

Excellent communicators, the ability to work in high-pressure environment, and an open and honest approach to management, are all qualities we are looking for in our Senior Lawyers, and as an organisation, we offer excellent career progression, and we strongly encourage flexible working to support and enable our team. 

If you are looking for a new challenge, in a friendly, supportive and professionally stimulating environment, then we want to hear from you.

We can also offer you:

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 11th November

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