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Solicitor/Legal Executive - Barrow Borough Council

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PO7 – PO10 (£36,922 - £39,880)

Job description

Applications are invited for the post of Solicitor/Legal Executive to work as a key member of the Legal and Governance Team. The post is offered on a full-time basis of 37 hours per week (Agile or flexible working is available subject to service needs).

The successful applicant will support the Head of Legal and Governance in providing a comprehensive, professional and progressive legal advice service to the Council. The role supports managers and employees on all elements of the law and best practice as it relates to local authorities.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, applicants should be a qualified Solicitor or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and have previous experience in a legal environment, preferably in a local authority. The ability to demonstrate an understanding of the local government legal framework is essential. The successful applicant will be computer literate with the ability to learn as well as having experience of Microsoft Office packages. Competent legal and negotiation skills are required as well as the ability to work effectively within a team and also work alone on individual pieces of work. The successful applicant will be able to work under pressure with large volumes of work and will have demonstrable strengths in developing effective working relationships at all levels within the organisation.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide information in accurate spoken English is an essential requirement.

The successful candidate will be automatically enrolled in the Local Government Pension Scheme and will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure.

For more information and an informal discussion about the position, ring Debbie Storr (Head of Legal and Governance) on 07920 156417.

To apply for this vacancy you need to complete an application form. Please visit to apply online.

Any queries please contact the HR Department, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2LD on (01229) 876543 or e-mail

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 6th January 2021

The Council welcomes applications from people with disabilities and from the minority ethnic community who are underrepresented within our workforce.

Being Disability Confident demonstrates that the Council is committed to the recruitment and retention of disabled people. The Council is recognised as a Disability Confident Employer and will guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the job.

Barrow Borough Council is committed to protecting people's privacy and complying with the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR (Regulation EU 2016/679).

Please use the following link to our website to view how we will manage and process your personal data should you apply for this position