Senior Lawyers: Commercial, Planning, Governance

Cumberland Council is looking to recruit a number of Senior Lawyers to join its new and expanding legal team.

Senior Lawyer – Commercial

Senior Lawyer – Planning

Senior Lawyer – Governance

Location(s): A variety of locations across the Cumberland district with the option to work remotely

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours

Salary: £51,766 – £53,873

Job Ref CMB454e

Closing Date 20 August 2023

About this opportunity

Working as part of a wider team, you will be responsible for your own caseload with support from a range of lawyers and legal officers. You will provide advice to the Council’s officers, members and Committees.  You will oversee the day-to-day management and supervision of other team members and assist the wider management team in ensuring the provision of high quality, cost-effective and innovative legal services and corporate governance.

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidates for these positions will be highly skilled and experienced solicitors, barristers or legal executives with commercial awareness 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 newly formed Cumberland Council.

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

What can we offer you!

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay

Application and Interview information

Closing date: 20/08/2023

Interview date: w/c 28/08/2023

We are currently operating both in-person and virtual interviews. Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process for this specific position, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

If you are invited to a virtual interview, this will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Safer Recruitment

At Cumberland Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Cumberland Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

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