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Regulatory Services (Trading Standards) Lawyer - Portsmouth City Council

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Band 10 -12 dependent on experience

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Regulatory Services (Trading Standards) Lawyer

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: Band 10 -12 dependent on experience

Band 10 £34,787 – £38,813

Band 11 £38,813 – £42,683

Band 12 £43,661 – £47,566

Hours: Full time, 37 Hours per week

Contract: Permanent

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

At Portsmouth City Council we are all about developing our staff to build a bigger and better city – and we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 8,000 businesses throughout the city of Portsmouth, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all who live and work here. From customer service to multi-million pound projects, our residents and business entrepreneurs are at the heart of everything we do.

Who are we looking for?

An experienced Regulatory Services (Trading Standards) lawyer to attend court and deal with the necessary preparatory work prior to advocating before the Court. You will have a detailed knowledge and a number of years' experience in prosecutions and have a high level of advocacy experience (applications from qualified persons with less experience will be considered).

What is the role?

Reporting to the Head of Litigation and working directly with Regulatory Services Client Department, the role requires a person who can hit the ground running with regard to litigation practice, advice and legal support to Trading Standards and Regulatory Services.

You will be able to draft and execute court applications, documents and undertake court proceedings from inception to and including initial court appearances.

You will need to be a strong and clear communicator who possesses clear negotiation and persuasion skills. Attention to detail coupled with a flexible and pragmatic approach is required of this role.

You will need a good working knowledge and awareness of developments in relevant areas of law, the ability to maintain good working relationships and be able to promote and maintain effective working practices, whilst complying with the highest practice standards as embedded in our LEXCEL accreditation.

What you will get in return:

An excellent package of benefits, including:

Flexible working hours;

Excellent working environment;

Membership to a fantastic pension – the Local Government Pension Scheme;

Up to 30 days annual leave;

12 days additional flexi leave per year (subject to operational requirements);

Option to buy up to 10 days additional annual leave;

Staff discounts for travel/ local concessions;

Cycle to work / car benefit scheme;

Season ticket loans; and

Discounted membership at a multi-site leisure centres within the city of Portsmouth.

Please apply online here


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