Senior Legal Officer

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Good rates of pay
07 Dec 2017
21 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Senior Legal Officer- General Litigation Team
Working Arrangements: Flexible Working in Operation
Benefits: Personal laptop, just4u employee rewards
Holidays: Minimum 26 days, plus statutory
Hours of Work: 37
Job Share: This post IS open to Job Share
Not suitable for Secondment

This post closes on Monday 1st January 2018, at 11.59pm

This post requires a Disclosure Scotland Basic Criminal Record Check.

Prospective employees will be required to give a reasonable account of any significant periods (6 months or more in the past 3 years) of time living abroad.

At a time of ambitious, complex and far-reaching transformation at our Council, your legal expertise will make a huge difference. We will rely on your specialist knowledge, sage advice and insightful challenge to ensure we make a success of change for the benefit of all our communities.

Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That's what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It's all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We're now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement.

Shape a better future with us

We're thrilled to have achieved Investors in People (IIP) Gold status for how we lead, support and develop people. Now we'd like you to be part of our success and help us take change further. Join us on our journey to a brighter future. By working together, with each other and with our communities, we can take pride in improving lives. Let's make a better Barnsley for everyone.

Your role in our journey

As a Senior Legal Officer you'll provide a comprehensive, specialist legal service to the General Lititgation Team. This is a richly varied and rewarding role, with responsibilities ranging from research, analysis and project work, through to drafting detailed and complex documentation, carrying out inquiries and tribunals, and attending court. Crucially, you will provide both professional advice and challenge to Council services, including guidance on legal developments and work to ensure compliance with our policies and codes of practice. Along the way, you'll continue to train and develop professionally.

What you'll need

To join us, you'll need a minimum of a level 6 legal qualification such as a Legal Executive (CILEx) or a Licenced Conveyancer, with relevant specialist experience in providing a legal service to the General Litigation Team. The work load will involve handling your own case load relating to key Community Safety Enforcement matters. This will mainly consist of anti-social behaviour applications, injunctions, committal proceedings, planning injunctions and enforcement, possession proceedings and general environmental prosecutions such as fly-tipping and littering. Your track record includes problem solving, advising senior managers, undertaking research and keeping abreast of legislative changes. As impressive as your legal expertise undoubtedly is what really sets you apart is your flair for liaising, negotiating, influencing and collaborating with people at all levels, across departmental and organisational boundaries.

A lot to look forward to

Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we'll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we've created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that's training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That's one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you'll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.


To achieve your ambitions while shaping a bright future for our communities, apply now

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