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Principal Lawyer- People (B76JA)

Medway Council
Range 6 (£35,430- £40,741) Per annum
Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 Hours hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
10/09/2014 at 12:00 PM
Medway Council

You will be responsible for providing high quality legal advice, assistance and representation to the Council on legal matters relating to one or more of the following areas of law: Child protection, Adult care and safeguarding, Mental Capacity, Mental Health, Education (including SEN).

You will comply with quality assurance procedures, service level agreements and performance management requirements in order to meet the expectations of the clients.

You will contribute towards and encourage a culture of learning, knowledge sharing and excellence within Legal Services.

For postholders working in contentious areas of law (including but not limited to Adults, Education and Child Care) you will undertake advocacy at civil and criminal courts and at tribunals (eg SEN tribunals).

Applicants must hold/have the following:

  • Qualified barrister or solicitor with full valid practising certificate

Along with all other essential requirements as listed in the job profile below.

Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.

As a Medway Council employee  you  will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking  relevant training opportunities,  enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee  advice, information and counselling service,  employee forums and  an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.

Important Information

If you have any queries, please contact us on 01634 334499 or if you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Jan Guyler on 01634 332158.

Please note that if you are shortlisted for interview we will normally contact you via email, therefore, please ensure you state this on your application. If you are a current Medway Council employee you will be contacted at your registered work email address only.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/employees.html for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

A DBS Check at the appropriate level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Please read all attachments below.

How to apply

Please complete your application online, by following the attached link. If you take the option to register with us you can save your details and do not have to complete the form in one sitting. If you are unable to do this and would prefer to be sent a hard copy please contact 01634 333333 ( Monday to Friday 8.00am - 8.00pm, Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm).

This information can be made available in other formats and languages, by phoning 01634 333333.

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