Senior Legal Assistant

Grade G (SCP 20-25) £28,371 – £32,020 (pay award pending)

Reference CR/23/250609

Closing Date 16th August 2023

Sefton is a diverse and exciting Borough where people can enjoy work/life balance. It encompasses world-renowned nature reserves, thriving business and retail centres, top class leisure facilities and some of the best agricultural land and countryside locations in the country. With excellent links to Manchester and Preston, it is a central location for accessing the whole of the UK by road, rail or air. From vibrant town centres, intimate commuter towns, beautiful villages and stunning countryside or coastal locations, anyone can find their perfect home in Sefton.

Sefton Council’s Corporate Legal Services is comprised of four legal teams with administrative support.  The Litigation and Regulatory  Team provide legal services in  relation to all Regulatory and Governance , Civil and Criminal Litigation and Employment Law .

You hold a legal qualification such as CILEX or law degree and / or experience of working in a legal practice and have demonstrable experience of the law relating to governance, regulatory matters, civil and criminal litigation including in particular Housing Licensing and the First Tier Property tribunals.

You will be responsible for a varied caseload which includes drafting statutory notices, orders and other legal documentation, and preparing bundles and cases for the single justice procedure at the Magistrates court .

You will be required to conduct advocacy in civil and criminal courts in relation to obtaining warrants , initial hearings and directions hearings and other orders in relation to Highways and the Criminal Justice Public order Act 1994.

You will have experience of working as part of a team, to assist others with advice to client departments , to achieve team objectives and adhere to court imposed timetables.

Preferably you will have experience of working in local government.

Further information on this vacancy

Equal Opportunities

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

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