Solicitor (Litigation)

Business & Corporate Services
Legal Services

Rochdale Council

Job ref:     RO-29446  
Location:  Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU
Salary: £36,876 to £40,760 per annum
Grade: 9
Working Hours:  37
Contract Type:  2 year fixed term contract
Closing Date: 7th July 2019
Interview Date: To be arranged

Solicitor or Barrister or Fellow (Litigation)
2-year Fixed Term
Salary range: £36,153 – £40,760(Grade 9)

We are looking for an experienced Civil Litigation Lawyer to join our busy Litigation team.  The litigation team deals with Civil, Criminal, Licensing and Employment Litigation

You will be dealing with civil and criminal litigation from initial instruction through to the advocacy at Court.  You will mainly deal with instructions from the Council’s private sector housing team in relation to anti-social behaviour, imposition and enforcement of financial charges, Injunctions and housing standards enforcement pursuant to the Housing Act 2004.  You must have the ability and willingness to assist on other areas covered by the team.  It is essential that you have good interpersonal skills, are able to plan and organise your own workload with minimal supervision in a supportive environment and that you are able to work to tight court deadlines whilst fulfilling quality and service standards. You will be a strong team player, flexible, enthusiastic and committed.  If your strength lies in either civil or criminal litigation we will provide training in relation to the other.

If you would like an informal chat about this role please contact Saiqa Hussain/Peter Newbould on 01706 924699

In accordance with Section 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 this post requires the ability to converse at ease with the members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English.

Casual User Car Allowance is payable

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.

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The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff to share this commitment.

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