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Closed for applications on 07/12/2023 23:59
£42,503 to £46,549 p.a. (Grade 13) pay award pending
County Hall, Durham plus Hybrid Working
An opportunity for an Employment Lawyer has become available to work at Durham County Council as part of the Legal and Democratic Services Team.
Durham County Council is the 8th Largest Local Authority in the country supported by an experienced and talented legal service. Based in Durham City with excellent transport links our County is a fascinating place to work with rich history and heritage, coastline as well as areas of outstanding natural beauty and a world heritage site on the doorstep.
We actively promote a positive work / life balance and support wellbeing. We offer flexible hybrid working, a friendly and supportive working environment and a wealth of interesting work.
WHAT IS INVOLVED:
This motivated highly professional team is looking for an individual committed to excellence to undertake employment work. The successful candidate will support and assist the Senior Lawyer (Corporate and Commercial Governance) as well as being responsible for their own caseload, providing a professional legal service with support from dedicated Legal Assistants.
The successful candidate will be involved in undertaking;
- Employment matters both contentious and non-contentious including advising on disciplinary and grievance matters, policy reviews, change management processes and TUPE transfers.
- Pensions matters including attendance at Committee meetings; and
- Undertaking high quality advocacy, representing the Council before courts and tribunals.
The Council will consider applications from those newly qualified or those wishing to consider a new specialism.
We encourage you to contact Jennifer Rogers via email at Jennifer.Rogers@durham.gov.uk for an informal discussion about this role.
WHAT WILL I NEED:
You should be a Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive with current practising certificate (will consider those about to qualify having completed all academic stages).
Please use the ‘Person Specification’ section of your application form to demonstrate that you have the essential and where possible, desirable experience, skills, and knowledge. Candidates who do not evidence that they meet the essential qualifications and experience listed on the person specification will not be short-listed.
In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 18th December 2023.
We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants that can show they meet all the essential criteria and have indicated they have a disability, are a looked after young person, care leaver or a veteran.
Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact the Payroll and Employee Services Team via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BENEFITS AND REWARDS:
We can offer you a range of employee benefits including competitive salaries, a generous leave entitlement of up to 32 days, a government pension scheme and various flexible and hybrid working options (benefits are subject to individual terms and conditions).
Take a look at our comprehensive rewards and benefits package at the link below:-
Durham County Council currently operates a hybrid working policy where a model of 2 days in the workplace and 3 days at home/remote will apply. This model is pro-rated for part time roles and arrangements are at managers discretion, alternatively you can work all of your contracted hours within the workplace if you prefer.
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION:
We are a proud equal opportunities employer and recognise the value of difference, having a diverse talented workforce brings new ideas and new perspectives, which will facilitate growth and improvements to services.
As a Disability Confident Leader, we encourage applications from disabled people and can provide support throughout the recruitment process, for more information please refer to the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion page on our website.
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