Lawyer (Community and Litigation) and Lawyer (Corporate)

Lawyer (Community & Litigation) and Lawyer (Corporate)

Grade I – £33,799 – £37,849 37 hours per week

2 x Permanent posts:

1 – Lawyer (Community & Litigation)

1 – Lawyer (Corporate)


We are looking for enthusiastic Lawyers to join our Social Care team and our Corporate team.

We are proud to be Team Bolton. As a service we all work together and offer support to deliver the best results for children, adults and the Bolton community. We look forward to welcoming you when you start and to support you whilst you get to know the role and as you progress.

Whether you join our Corporate or Social Care team, you will have a positive impact on the local community. Sometimes the roles can be challenging and there will be competing pressures and deadlines. However, you will be supported by experienced managers and be provided with the tools needed to do your job.

Within the Social Care team, you will undertake advocacy and court work, together with providing advice to officers and elected members, and undertaking case management to include drafting and negotiating. Our children’s services have a good Ofsted rating.

As part of the Corporate team, you will provide advice to officers and members, effectively conducting legal matters relating to corporate governance, highways, planning, housing, property, development and regeneration, commercial matters, construction, business models and procurement.

We are a flexible service. You will have the opportunity to work from other offices within Bolton and to work from home on occasion, as directed by business need, which can reduce travelling time. Furthermore, we operate a flexitime system which allows flexibility in your working life. In return, we are looking for the same flexibility from you in relation to the role.

We are a modern and progressive employer, our Lawyers have access to technology that enables them to work differently. You will have the latest software on your touch screen laptop, allowing you to work remotely and flexibly. We also have an excellent case management system and access to online research facilities. We are based in newly renovated premises in Bolton town centre, with nearby parking and access to rail and bus networks.

As an employer we want to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits, including discounts and exclusive gym membership prices and salary sacrifice schemes. In addition, we offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, as well as access to employee support services and assistance programmes.

 For more information please see the Work with Us page on

Why not have an informal discussion with one of our Senior Lawyers, to find out more about the role and joining the Bolton Family:

Social Care – Sharon Hymes or Alison Kelly 01204 331121/1166.

Corporate – Sarah Woodall 01204 331120

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A DBS check is therefore required for this post.

This post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as per the person specification.

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority, giving you access to our service-related benefits.

Please see the job descriptions below, BN Privacy Notice.docx, and BN Right to Work.docx for further details.

Job Description Corp.docx
Job Description C&L.doc

application deadline

5.00 pm 16th Sep 2019

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