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Wokingham Borough Council have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Lawyer (Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) to join our in-house legal service specialising in Litigation. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise on Employment issues as a secondary discipline to back up an existing Senior Employment Lawyer.
Previous experience of this is only preferred, the right candidate will be provided with full support to develop in this area.
Like all of the Council’s Legal Services we work flexibly with most lawyers working primarily from home, although the successful candidate must be able to attend court where and when necessary. This is an exciting opportunity that offers an incredible range of other benefits including 31 days annual leave (in addition to Bank Holidays), a fantastic local government pension scheme, a host of employee discounts and much more.
You will have the opportunity to work on a range of interesting, high profile and rewarding cases, and the potential to explore other areas of law depending on work demands.
We are looking for a candidate with an understanding and knowledge of either Civil and / or Criminal Litigation, combined with a willingness to learn and develop a knowledge of Employment Law and Practice.
Like all lawyers in the Council’s Legal Service the candidate will also be expected to develop a working knowledge of Local Government Law to advise on Governance issues
You may have already worked within the public sector, but we also encourage candidates from the private sector as we often have before in other areas of practice
- Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
- Adaptable and highly organised to manage case load and projects
- Knowledge of civil and /or criminal litigation with an ability to develop in the other areas as well as Employment Law..
- Ability to work professionally and confidently in an organised manner with minimal supervision.
- A competent IT user, team player and confident managing a wide case load
- Strong communication skills with the ability to engage effectively with a range of people both internally and externally
If you’re looking for a rewarding, varied and interesting career, that provides flexibility and a good work/life balance, click the link below and apply today!
For more information or for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Rachel Lucas on 07766 424540 or at firstname.lastname@example.org Neil Allen on 07827 311667 or neil.allen @wokingham.gov.uk
Closing Date: Sunday 3rd December 2023, 11pm
Please be aware that we will be reviewing the applications we receive on a daily basis, and we reserve the right to close the advert early if suitable candidates are identified.
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.