Practice Manager
  • Employer: Oxford City Council
  • Reference: 002096
  • Published: Wed 22/06/2022, 14:16 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 17/07/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week
  • Salary: G10: £51,308 to £53,232 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers, Hybrid - Oxford, St Aldate's Chambers and work from home, Oxfordshire

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Practice Manager

Job Title: Practice Manager
Job reference: 002096    
Service Area / Directorate: Law and Governance / Corporate Support Services
Salary and Grade: G10: £51,308 to £53,232 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
Contract: Permanent 
Hours: 18.5 
Location: Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers/Work from home

The role
This is an exciting opportunity for a Practice Manager looking to join a successful Law and Governance team at Oxford city Council. This is a progressive, and rewarding role that affords opportunity to influence practice and process in order to support communities, client departments and team colleagues.

The Law and Governance service is responsible for the democratic and political management arrangements of the Authority including the conduct of elections, corporate and Ombudsmen complaints and the provision of a full and varied range of legal services.

As an integral part of the Management team you will play an important role in the future development and enhancement of practice and process so as to improve efficiency and service delivery in line with strategic objectives and service plans of the team.
You will be fully involved in the general running of the practice and will demonstrate an understanding of the technical and IT systems used and, will help to ensure that standards and compliance requirements are met.

In addition to having excellent communication skills, you will have proven leadership supervision or management skills gained at a substantial legal or similar professional organisation.  Also, you will be business focussed and have the flexibility and drive to enable us to innovate. 

If you are committed to working as part of a team and strive to deliver exceptional service wherever you can, we would especially like to hear from you.

About us
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services and is one of the most efficient, effective and ambitious councils in the country.  Oxford is a vibrant and dynamic city with a global reputation and the Council sits at the centre of it all.  With high aspirations for our services and employees, we are a multi award winning Council and an evolving organisation that plays an influential role in the success of the city. Working closely with our partners, we are driving a progressive agenda that is building stronger communities, tackling climate change and helping the economy to thrive.  We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.

With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document.  Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements.  More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our website.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.  
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history. Information: It is intended to conduct interviews via a video conferencing platform such as Zoom or Jitsi; please contact us if this is not an option for you. For this role the successful applicant will do a combination of working in Oxford and from home. You should ensure that you have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.

Closing Date:      17 July 2022
Late applications will not be processed
Interview Date(s):    Week commencing 01 August 2022

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Marcia Ecclestone on 07483010072 (email and Susan Sale on 07766775716 (email:

We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic. 

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CVs.

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