Corporate Governance Lawyer

Broadgate House, Broadgate, Coventry, CV1 1NH
£35,444 - £41,967 per annum
13 Jun 2017
04 Jul 2017
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Exciting Development Opportunity: Local Authority Lawyer

Coventry City Council Legal Services is looking to recruit a Lawyer to a permanent position within its Regulatory Team to grow into a role in which they will be able to provide advice on information governance matters to client departments and advise Senior Officers and Councillors on local authority law.

We want someone who is prepared to learn and develop into the role but does not necessarily at present have the knowledge and experience set out in the Person Specification to “hit the ground running”. We can offer training and mentoring as there is another lawyer in the team who holds the same role and we have experience of undertaking this type of development plan.

The Legal Services team is LEXCEL accredited and has recently been named Birmingham Law Society’s In-house Legal Team of 2017.

You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow), but you may be recently qualified, a returner following a break in employment or looking to broaden your knowledge of local authority law.

You will be able to work effectively as part of a team and establish good relations with your client departments and outside agencies including the police.

Good organisational, drafting, communication and IT skills will be required, as well as the ability to work to tight deadlines.

Gill Carter the Regulatory Team Leader would be happy to discuss this opportunity with any potential candidates on 024676 833116.

Relevant Dates

Closing date: Midnight 2nd July 2017

Interview date: If your application is shortlisted, you will be given the opportunity to attend an interview on 5th July 2017 or to be arranged.

Equalities Statement

Coventry City Council is clear about its responsibilities in embracing diversity and ensuring we recruit people of a high calibre on the basis of their skills, abilities, and experience. As such we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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