Haringey Council is one of 32 in London. Haringey is an extremely diverse borough, and the Council has set clear ambitious objectives through its borough plan to make Haringey a better place to live, encourage investment and create opportunities that all can share. Haringey’s vision for the future is one of sustainable growth, in housing and jobs and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth.
We have got huge ambitions for Haringey. As the shape of local government continues to change, we are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.
About the role
This role involves working alongside the Head of Legal and Governance and another Head of Legal Services to manage and provide strategic lead for the Social Care, Contracts, Governance, Employment and Education division of the Haringey Legal Service. In this senior management role you will be involved in a number of high level projects including for our most vulnerable citizens. The role includes managing a small team of Principal Lawyers and oversight of a wider legal team and it also covers the position of joint Deputy Monitoring Officer.
About the team
Haringey Legal Services is a diverse and stimulating place to work. Our legal teams are committed to public service and are called upon to advise on a range of matters whether that is planning permission for the Tottenham Hotspur Football ground, approval for the Wireless Festival or supporting the work of those who provide invaluable support to communities.
We are seeking to recruit new talent to join our existing team of lawyers with roles ranging from trainee solicitor positions for those starting their legal career to those seeking progression to a management role. We are a Lexcel accredited service offering a competitive salary package, flexible working patterns including hybrid working arrangements, excellent annual leave, supportive supervision and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and Employee Support Scheme.
This is an exciting time to join a committed in-house legal team, which is delivering an efficient and high-quality legal service to enable the council to deliver its corporate priorities including its extensive regeneration programme. We are looking for confident, motivated people with strong communication and influencing skills to be part of our excellent and friendly legal team.
We are seeking a highly experienced solicitor or barrister who has extensive knowledge of social care, contracts, governance, employment and education within diverse inner city communities. You will need to have excellent communication skills and be able to shape and develop a team.
Working for Haringey
We are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce.
Our benefits package includes generous leave entitlement, health and wellbeing support, local government pension scheme and a range of generous discount schemes across leisure and culture together with financial and money-saving discounts.
Interview dates: w/c 12th December 2022