Coventry City Council Legal Services is looking for a motivated and proactive Lawyer to work within its Regulatory Team in a permanent role. You will be required to handle the full range of local authority regulatory prosecutions, including acting as an advocate in court. You will also provide advice on licensing and information governance matters including attendance at meetings with Councillors.
It is a fast paced role in which you will be able to strengthen and develop your existing skills within a supportive team and Legal Service.
You will be a qualified and experienced Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow).
You will have knowledge of local authority regulatory law/ criminal litigation and have experience of acting as an advocate, particularly in the Magistrates Court. It is an advantage for you to have knowledge and experience of local authority law and in particular licensing and information governance matters.
You will be able to work effectively as part of a team and establish good relations with your client departments and outside agencies.
Good organisational, communication and IT skills will be required, as well as the ability to work to tight deadlines.
9th/10th October 2018
In return, we can offer an excellent pension scheme, childcare vouchers, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.
We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
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.
This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers
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