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Employment Solicitor

Employer
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Location
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Salary
£48,474 – £51,515
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
Reference
0000022293

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Legal
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Directorate: Strategy and Resources

Section: Legal

Grade: Level 14

Actual Salary: £48,474 – £51,515

Hours: 37

 

This advert is open to both Internal and External applicants.

 

An opportunity has arisen for an Employment Solicitor to join our experienced and highly motivated legal team.

 

The team provides a comprehensive service to the Authority ranging from litigation & property to Child and Adult Social Care.

 

We want to recruit a high calibre , experienced and qualified solicitor or Barrister with relevant employment law experience to provide advice and to deal with a wide range of employment issues. You must be capable of conducting litigation and where appropriate undertake advocacy.

 

Counsel are usually instructed in complex situations.

 

You will work closely with the HR department and will have support from your manager as well as other lawyers within the legal team.

 

We offer a generous leave package of 28 days (plus Bank Holidays) which rises to 33 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5 years of service.

 

In addition to this you have the opportunity of purchasing additional leave if required. You will also be automatically enrolled into our Local Government pension scheme and will be able to enjoy the benefits of Hybrid working.

 

For more details about this role or for an informal chat, please contact Jill Leech on 01782 236784 or email jill.leech@stoke.gov.uk.

 

Please note that if an employee who is currently at risk of redundancy within the organisation applies for this vacancy their application will receive priority.  If this happens you will be advised accordingly.

 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Stoke-on-Trent City Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this – we therefore encourage applications from all sections of our community. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed together.

 

To Apply - please visit our website https://webrecruitment.stoke.gov.uk/wrl/ If you have any queries or want an application form in another format, please email recruitment@stoke.gov.uk or call us on 01782 238189.

Company

About us

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is a unitary authority employing approximately 4,600 staff who deliver 700 services to more than 260,000 residents. Our city comprises of six towns: Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke and Tunstall. We are a city of strengths, with a proud heritage and bright future. We have undergone significant changes over the last few years. New ways of working have already transformed many service areas and we are determined to continue to develop more innovative approaches to ensure that we can maximise the benefits of transformation.

Our city

Although the 13th largest city in the UK, Stoke-on-Trent is rapidly outstripping a number of parts of the country with our economic growth and recovery.

Stoke-on-Trent is a city with a strong sense of civic pride - we’ve been voted the kindest city in the UK – and a place where you’ll receive a hugely warm welcome. We have a rich and diverse culture, steeped in our prestigious industrial heritage as the celebrated ‘world capital of ceramics’. But we don’t just want to celebrate our proud past – we firmly believe that Stoke-on-Trent’s best years are ahead of it. We are determined to raise aspirations and match them with high-quality education and health provision, as well as improved opportunities to secure fulfilling and well-paid work. Through uniting social and economic opportunities, we are maximising the full power of the city council as a secure and steadfast institution within the city.

Rewards and benefits

When you work for Stoke-on-Trent City Council you’ll be helping to improve the lives and wellbeing of our residents. We’ll provide you with support, learning opportunities and flexible working options and some amazing benefits including; a competitive salary, generous holidays, an excellent defined local authority benefit pension scheme, annual leave purchase scheme, cycle to work schemes just to name a few. We also have access to lifestyle benefits which offer a wide range of discounts such as family days out, travel, retail and many more.

Our commitment to you

Vibrancy and diversity are two of Stoke-on-Trent’s greatest assets. A city founded on creative endeavour should value and celebrate the multitude of voices, ideas and identities that shape its culture. We are committed to creating a culture which is truly inclusive, where all staff feel valued, listened to, supported and able to do their work to the best of their abilities at all times. And we must ensure that our decisions and policies nurture and empower communities across our city and do not inadvertently disadvantage groups and individuals that we want to help to thrive.

Our approach to Equality and Diversity is an invitation to all our communities to work with and for us so we can continue to improve how we deliver services residents need.

Our employee networks are inclusive, open forums for colleagues with similar lived experiences. They allow staff to meet, support and mentor each other, alongside being a voice for under-represented groups to advise and support the organisation when developing policies and services.

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Company info
Telephone
01782 238189
Location
Stoke on Trent City Council
Civic Centre
Glebe Street
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 1HH
GB

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