Coventry City Council’s Legal Service provides in-house legal support. The team offers a professional, comprehensive, tailor-made service to address legal issues of every description. The team is highly motivated, eager to develop and face challenges head on.Our Values
It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
Our Values are:
What is the job role?
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Lawyer in the Regulatory Team who can undertake criminal and licensing work and can contribute to other types of local authority regulatory work including housing/ homelessness and information governance.
You will undertake advocacy in the Magistrates Court on a range of matters and advise at Councillor meetingsWho are we looking for?
You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive. You have a good knowledge of criminal and licensing law. You are an experienced advocate in courts or tribunals. You have strong drafting skills. You are able to give sound, pragmatic legal advice on complex matters to officers and Members within the Council. You have knowledge of a range of local authority regulatory matters.
You must be able to work effectively as part of a team and establish good relations with our client departments, outside agencies, members of the public and Councillors.
Good organisational, communication and IT skills will be required, as well as the ability to work to tight deadlines. You need to be able to draft legal correspondence, carry out legal research, conduct training sessions, act as an advocate in courts and tribunals and attend Council Member meetings.
Working Hours: 37 hours per week
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Introduction to Coventry City Council
Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;
- Flexible working arrangements
- Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
- Pay progression through multiple increments
- Outstanding local government pension scheme
- Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
- Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
- Vibrant employee networks
For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.