Senior Legal Officer
Contract role: 2 Aug - 22 Oct 2021
Location: TR1 3AY, Truro
Hours: Full time (Apply online only) M-F
Pay: Up to £45.00 per hour (PAYE)
Cornwall Council are seeking a Senior Legal Officer to be responsible and accountable for a personal caseload of high profile and/or complex legal matters within the specialist areas of the Team. The role holder will provide legal advice, which is politically sensitive and high risk. You will also act as a senior legal advisor within the context of the areas of work which fall within the remit of the role holder's team and provide advice at Council, Cabinet and Committee meetings and representation at Court and Tribunal hearings. The role holder may also be required to provide advice on areas of law outside of the remit of the Team. Working with the Group Manager and Principal Legal Officer to identify and implement Service improvements to the efficiency and performance of the Service to enable the Council to meet its corporate objectives and priorities to improve the quality of life in Cornwall. You will mentor and provide guidance on a day to day basis the work of lawyers, non-lawyers and trainees. Deputise for the Principal Legal Officer as required.
You will need to be an experienced child care practitioner and able to start as soon as possible to assist with our legal case work.
Ideally you will be educated to degree level or equivalent and hold relevant professional qualification and/or membership of a relevant professional body - Solicitor or Barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives with typically in excess of five years relevant post qualification experience; or a person with significant proven practical and theoretical legal experience and expertise on the matters of falling within the remit of the team.
To apply please click the advert or contact Ann Price (phone number removed)
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