Hindlip Park, Worcester
£45,578 - £48,570 per annum + attractive benefits
14 Jul 2022
08 Aug 2022
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Senior Solicitor / General Counsel 

Hereford & Worcester Fire Authority

This is a local authority role with a difference! 

£45,578 -  £48,570 per annum + attractive benefits

37 hours per week – Opportunity for hybrid working

Permanent Contract

Based at Service Headquarters, Hindlip Park, Worcester WR3 8SP

The Role

Together with the Head of Legal Services, you will help to provide a full spectrum legal service covering all aspects the Fire Authority’s activities and be part of delivering a first class service to our communities. You will also be designated as Deputy Monitoring Officer and will be involved in the democratic governance processes of the Authority.

This is a varied and interesting role within the stimulating and challenging environment of a Fire & Rescue Service. We are looking for someone with a broad range of skills and experience, ideally covering a number of legal disciplines such as commercial contracts, procurement, employment and property. Full training and support will be given to help you develop those skills further, as well as learn new ones. Whilst previous Local Government experience may be an advantage, transferable skills, a flexible attitude and willingness to learn are all equally important.

About Us

Every day we're helping to deliver high quality services and keep the community safe - and not only by responding to emergencies.  Behind the scenes there are lots of other roles that people don't see, helping to provide vital functions to maintain an efficient and effective Fire and Rescue Service. 

Reasons to Join Us

  • 28 days annual leave entitlement increasing to 33 days after five years’ continuous service (plus bank holidays).
  • Access to the local government pension scheme.
  • Flexi-time and hybrid working schemes allowing you to have an element of flexibility over your working hours.
  • Full IT support for homeworking, including laptop and mobile phone
  • Payment of practising certificate fee
  • Funding for CPD and training
  • Free car parking at Service headquarters and across our 25 fire stations
  • Access to restaurant facilities
  • Access to the Blue Light Card – the UK’s largest Emergency Services discount card

The grading for the post includes a market supplement of £5,000 pa reviewable after five years.

Closing date for applications is 8th August 2022.

The successful applicant will be subject to a NPPV Level 2 Vetting Check, as we are co-located on West Mercia Police premises.  

For any further information regarding the role or for an informal discussion please contact Nigel Snape, Head of Legal Services (07920 502953) (no agencies, please).

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Candidate Guidance Notes
Structure Chart
Solicitor Job Description and Person Specification

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