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Deputy Head of Legal Services and Principal Litigation Lawyer
  • Employer: Borough of Broxbourne
  • Reference: 1A129P
  • Published: Fri 06/03/2020, 11:25 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 02/04/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary up to £43,098 pa (pay award pending)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Bishops' College, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire

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Deputy Head of Legal Services and Principal Litigation Lawyer

Never has there been a more exciting time to join the busy Legal Services team. Broxbourne Borough Council and Epping Forest District Council have recently joined their Legal Services teams, offering an excellent variety of work and opportunities to operate in two interesting and diverse environments, with the partnership offering new horizons.

Deputy Head of Legal Services and Principal Litigation Lawyer (Ref No: 1A129P)

Salary up to £43,098 pa (pay award pending) dependent on skills and experience

This new role will be the lead for litigation at Broxbourne Borough Council, but with the opportunity to undertake work for Epping Forest District Council. This role will deputise for the Head of Legal Services at the Broxbourne Council office and be responsible for the day to day management of the Council’s legal team consisting of two lawyers, a legal apprentice and administrative support staff. The litigation work is varied and includes housing possession, anti-social behavior, debt recovery and commercial property litigation in the County Court and a wide range of prosecutions in the Magistrate’s Court, such as fly-tip and Planning enforcement cases.

The successful candidate will have an excellent knowledge of court procedures and be a confident advocate, dealing with a varied personal caseload. In addition the post requires outstanding communication both written and verbal with strong influencing skills and the ability to build rapport with a wide variety of people. Other essential skills include conscientious, hard-working and self-motivation, with exceptional organisational and prioritization skills for managing a busy workload. Experience working in a Local Government environment is desirable but not essential.

The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in fluent English is essential in this post.

We are committed to safer recruitment, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The benefits package includes generous leave entitlement, a full training and development programme, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and free membership to the Council’s local leisure centres, which includes free access to gyms, swimming pools, fitness classes, racket sport sessions, a health suite and a range of generous discounts across other leisure and culture services.

Broxbourne Council is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Details and application forms for all job vacancies are listed on the Council’s website.

Application forms must be submitted online by 2 April 2020 (quoting the above reference).

Borough Offices, Bishops’ College, Churchgate, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9XQ.

Telephone: 01992 785509, Email: