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Senior Lawyer (Governance and Regulatory)

Sheffield City Council HQ
Sheffield, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Are you a qualified solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive with experience with managing a legal team? If so, we have a fantastic permanent opportunity as Senior Lawyer, and in addition we can offer some fantastic benefits:

  • Salary from £49,498 to £53,588 per annum
  • Full-time - 37 hours a week
  • Hybrid / Flexible working (regular court attendance will be a requirement for the role)
  • Pension scheme - 19% total contribution (you pay approximately 6.5%) and by joining the scheme this includes Death in service cover of 3 x your salary
  • Annual leave - 26 days plus bank holidays increasing to 31 days after 5 years' service plus bank holidays AND you can buy additional leave should you need to!
  • Employee Assistance scheme, store discounts, flexi hours scheme, cycle to work scheme and much more!

This exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Legal Services team at Sheffield City Council as a Senior Governance and Regulatory Lawyer. The team operates in a fast-paced environment, dealing with a diverse and demanding range of legal practice areas. These areas include Governance, Education, Housing, Licensing and general Criminal prosecutions.

The successful candidate will:
  • Be responsible for providing authoritative advice to the Councils Officers and Members, ensuring that decisions are lawful.
  • Manage their own caseload, which will include complex and interesting areas of law.
  • Manage a team of legal professionals

For the role, you would need to have:
  • Recognised Legal qualification (Solicitor, Barrister or FCILEX)
  • Experience of managing a legal team
  • Understanding of legal case management systems and process knowledge

For an informal discussion, please contact Patrick Chisholm on 0114 273 4063

It is a great time to join us, and we welcome your application.

In addition, and as a council, we are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups. We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.

Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

If you are appointed to this role, your starting salary will be at the bottom of the grade. If you provide payslip evidence that your basic pay is greater than the bottom of the grade, we will consider starting you at the point of minimum advantage within the grade.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

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