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Principal Legal Officer - Leeds City Council

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PO6 - £42,683 - £45,591

Job description

HOURS 37 per week


Permanent posts:

  • Principal Legal Officer (Adult Social Care) – two posts
  • Principal Legal Officer (Employment) – one post

The posts attract local authority benefits including: access to West Yorkshire Pension Scheme; generous annual leave entitlement; training and development; flexible working, including working from home.

Our council values are at the heart of everything we do:-

  • Being open, honest and trusted – being your best
  • Treating people fairly – feeling like you count
  • Spending money wisely – making every pound go further
  • Working as a team for Leeds – being part of a team with a "can do" attitude
  • Working with people, engaging all communities – being proud to make a difference

Leeds City Council is a progressive authority which works closely with local communities and businesses to create a vibrant and economically thriving city.

The post holders will be required to carry out work within the Licensing Communities and Corporate section, in either Adult Social Care or Employment, but also another area of work within the section if required. The section covers the following areas of work: Licensing, Adult Social Care, Employment, Education, Prosecutions and Anti-Social Behaviour.

The successful candidate will be a solicitor or barrister entitled to hold a practising certificate or FCILEx who will work in a lively and busy team of lawyers involved in a stimulating, challenging and rewarding environment.

It is essential that the successful candidate has good interpersonal skills, is able to prioritise their own workload, act as an advocate in contested hearings and work to tight court deadlines. They must be able to work as part of a team and be flexible, enthusiastic and committed.

Job description for Principal Legal Officer (Adult Social Care) -


Job description for Principal Legal Officer (Employment) -


The closing date for applications is 18th October 2020

Interviews to take place week commencing 2nd November 2020

To apply for this position, please visit the Leeds City Council jobs site:

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer, a Mindful employer and a Disability Confident employer.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.