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Head of Adult Social Care Law and Litigation - LGSS Law

Closing date

25/02/2019

Salary

Starting salary in the region of £41,000 - £70,000 DOE

Job description

Head of Adult Social Care Law and Litigation

6 Month Fixed Term Contract

Located in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire or Shefford, Bedfordshire

A fantastic opportunity to join an exciting, innovative law firm where you will be given the opportunity to learn and develop in your chosen field and excel in your career

LGSS Law Ltd is a true one of a kind. Established in 2015 as an 'Alternative Business Structure' (ABS) we are wholly owned by public bodies. We pride ourselves on serving our communities with resilience, enthusiasm and focus. Working for public sector and not for profit clients is our focus. A significant proportion of the work we carry out will be for local authorities, however, we have over recent years grown our client base to include more than one hundred organisations across the public and not-for profit sectors. Our clients including Clinical Commissioning Groups, Foundation Trusts, Charities and Fire Services

We have grown significantly in recent years and are rapidly expanding, with offices based in Cambridge, Huntingdon, Northampton and Shefford. With over 150 members of staff, our Firm is made up of qualified legal officers, administrative support and finance officers. We aim to develop our staff to enable them to reach their full potential and to find a career path suitable to each individual.

If the chance to play a part in this fast paced but increasingly interesting and challenging area of law interests you we want to hear from you.

MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • To provide high quality, innovative, well researched and comprehensive specialist legal advice to clients including elected members and senior officers, managing a complex caseload and delivering advice within the timescales required by the client.
  • To manage a team of professional staff, both admitted and non-admitted, to include recruitment, selection, motivation and development, performance appraisal and monitoring caseloads and output.
  • To attend courts and tribunals undertaking advocacy where required, and also to instruct and manage suppliers of external legal services such as solicitors and barristers. To represent clients in negotiations and discussions with third parties in matters relevant to the specialist areas.
  • To provide specialist advice and guidance on legal matters, in the areas of legal practice set out above, and from time to time other areas of law in accordance with the needs of LGSS Law Ltd, for example matters of corporate governance and public law generally.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with initiative, a proactive approach to problem solving and a real commitment to the job. In return for this we can offer you an excellent benefits package alongside a flexible, modern working environment equipped with the technology needed to enable you to balance the pressures of a busy role.

LGSS Law Benefits

  • Local Government Pensions Scheme – considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates.
  • LGSS More 4 U Benefits Scheme – which gives you the chance to get discounts on things like travel and retail to help you save money every day.
  • Flexible working arrangements – we offer flexible hours and remote working. To give everyone a balanced work / life ratio.
  • Family Friendly policies including excellent Maternity, Paternity and Adoption entitlements.
  • A generous minimum annual leave entitlement of 28 days, plus public holidays. With the option to purchase more annual leave!
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To apply for this position please send your CV and a supporting covering letter and current annual salary to recruitment@lgsslaw.co.uk.

For a copy of the full Job Description and Person Specification and details of our other vacancies, please visit our website www.lgsslaw.co.uk/careers.

PLEASE NOTE: we will only accept applications where a covering letter supporting and a CV is submitted.

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