Legal Officer – Corporate (12 months FTC) X 2 posts

2 x 12 month positions available 

Salary £27,741 to £32,234 per annum


Ref number W1825

Closing Date 24/03/2022

To provide legal and procedural advice and legal transactional work in an effective and efficient way to ensure high quality legal services on contentious and non-contentious matters.

Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. West Cheshire is a place where everyone can Thrive – through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

You will work as part of a friendly and dynamic team in a role which will be predominantly focused on contractual matters and internal governance in a variety of client areas and therefore good knowledge and understanding of contract law and practice is essential.

The post holder should have a legal qualification, including CILEX or LPC qualification or as a minimum be working towards professional qualification at postgraduate level.


For an informal chat, please contact Gemma Williams, Legal Manager on 07518905084 or

The contractual work location for this role is listed above however you may be required to work from a range of work locations or sites within the Borough and may also be required to work from home, depending on the needs of the service.

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In your application you should ensure that you provide evidence of how you have demonstrated meeting the Council’s core competencies of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

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If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment.  Please click the Equality Policy for more information.

Cheshire West and Chester Council have adopted a Local Living Wage for our employees which means that all employees will receive a minimum of £9.50 per hour for all contracted hours.

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