Senior Lawyers

Job Number: LCC04557
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £60332 – 65334 GBP year
Closing Date: 21-05-2024
Working Hours: 35 Hours Week

Who are we?

Liverpool City Council is embarking on an exciting transformation portfolio of unprecedented breadth and scale, and as a result, we’re expanding our Legal Team and hiring into numerous new roles.

Following significant investment we are looking for passionate and driven individuals to join us. This is an opportunity to work in an exciting and forward thinking local authority as part of a dynamic and multi-disciplinary legal department.

Our roles operate on a hybrid approach to allow flexibility between home working and office working at the Cunard Building.

We are currently recruiting Senior Lawyers in the following disciplines:

Commercial Law
Property and Regeneration
Planning and Regulatory Law
What will I be doing!

As a Senior Lawyer in Liverpool city council you will manage a full caseload of complex and often sensitive legal matters within one or more specialisms of the team

You will have personal responsibility for a caseload of complex and non-complex legal work, and act as a subject expert, with appropriate support and supervision, from a Head of Law or Deputy Director of City, Law and Governance.

You will lead and develop a team of Lawyers

You’ll help supervise and contribute to the development of Trainee Lawyers

The role reports to Head of Law

You will provide proactive and solution focussed advice that supports the delivery of the council’s priorities and policies.

Senior Lawyers will advise on legal matters relevant to public and local government law including on executive and committee decision-making, information governance and public law challenges.

You may advise members and formal decision making bodies including Cabinet, Council, committees and overview and scrutiny in respect of the team’s specialism and as required by the City Director and / or their Deputy Director.

The Director of City, Law & Governance will expect you to support them in their role as monitoring officer and promote the Nolan Principles in the council, escalating matters as appropriate.

You will externally commission legal work for the council where required, ensuring value for money and high-quality advice and representation is received.

You will play an active role in ensuring the team, service and the wider Council is aware of current and proposed law and practice affecting the council.

You may participate in the delivery of projects and programmes in the Legal Service and / or corporately.

You will support your Head of Law with the development of legal procedures and policies
What you will receive!

31 days holiday rising to 35 after 5 years service.
Agile working – A “Flexibility First” approach to Agile working where flexibility is the norm rather than the exception.
Cycle2Work Scheme
Travel Pass Scheme
Drive Time – The scheme allows you to get behind the wheel of a new car on a salary sacrifice basis, with no deposit
Discounted Lifestyles Memberships
A full range of family friendly policies
Part of the Local Government Pension scheme
Purchase of Additional Leave
A wide range of high-quality learning open to all with opportunities to train, develop and support to realise your potential.
Employee Volunteering Scheme

On top of this, we also offer other benefits such as Credit Union, Local Discounts using your ID Card and Contract Parking at Council owned parking facilities

How to Apply and Additional Information

If you would like to talk to a member of the team about the role or have an informal discussion, please contact Legal Services at

Please stipulate which role it is that you applying for in when submitting your application.

Please note interviews are as follows;

Commercial Law – 5th June

Property and Regeneration – 5th June

Planning and Regulatory Law – week commencing 3rd June

For details on how to apply for this vacancy with Liverpool City Council please visit scroll to the end of the advert of this vacancy and click on Apply for job.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

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We value our employees and aim to create a positive, progressive, and open work culture that supports everyone to thrive.

Working for Liverpool City Council has some great benefits, click here to find out more. You can also find out about our Health and Wellbeing offer here.

We are working hard to ensure that the council is inclusive in recruitment, retention, support, and progression. Click here to find out about how we support our staff.

If you have ambition for yourself and this city, thrive on challenges and getting results, share our values and strive to make others feel valued, then we want to hear from you.

If you live in Liverpool, are unemployed, and require help with your application, please contact our employment and skills team at or on 0151 233 5312 to register and receive support. More information at

Liverpool City Council is committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and believe that the decision to appoint should be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role.

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