Senior Litigation Solicitor/ Team Leader

Salary/Grade 10 £42,821 – £46,845 per annum

Job ref:  RO-57686

Closing time/date 11.59pm 6th March 2022

We are looking for a highly experienced Litigation Lawyer to join our busy Legal Department.  You will deliver expert legal advice and support to client departments reporting directly to the Head of Legal.  You will be expected to work on the more interesting, complex and involved matters in respect of both civil and criminal litigation with minimal supervision.  You will be a team player building excellent relationships within Legal Services and client departments

You will be dealing with a wide variety of litigation matters covering all aspects of the Council’s areas of responsibility.  You must have extensive knowledge and significant experience of drafting a wide range of pleadings and all associated documentation in respect of both civil and criminal proceedings at all levels.  You must be willing to attend all manner of Court and Tribunal hearings and be a capable and confident advocate and a “safe pair of hands” for the Council.   You must have the ability and willingness to assist in other areas covered by the Litigation and wider Legal Services team.  You will need to demonstrate professionalism in addition to excellent communication and drafting skills. You must be able to work to tight deadlines whilst fulfilling quality and service standards.

You will provide a visible supportive and active role in the management of the Litigation Team.  You will be a strong team leader with a flexible, enthusiastic and positive approach providing motivation and encouragement. 

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to progress their career in Local Government.    

The successful candidate will be part of a team which is based in an award winning office accommodation in the town centre which is currently undergoing multi-million pound regeneration together with agile working.  Agile working opportunity is available subject to business need.   

If you would like an informal chat about this role please contact Susan Hedges on 01706 924696. 

Casual User Car Allowance is payable

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·         Pioneering and Open in our Approach

 This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment.  This 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.

 Graduated Mandatory Unpaid Leave is applicable for this post, there will be a pay deduction from salary each month equating to 5 days per year.  This will be pro rata for part time/part year employees.

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