£33,665 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
About the Role
At Surrey County Council we are looking to recruit to our successful in house legal team. We have an exciting opportunity within our adults, education, litigation and employment team for a Team Lawyer. This key post within the team is expected to cover a workload of predominantly civil litigation, primarily debt recovery and property litigation, and to assist with regulatory criminal case work where required. We are looking for a flexible, motivated and ambitious individual to join our progressive service, which has been working in partnership with legal services in Brighton & Hove City Council, East Sussex County Council and West Sussex County Council as Orbis Public Law. The vision is to create ‘A single, resilient, sustainable cost effective legal service with a public service ethos with an ability and ambition to grow’.
This partnership creates one of the largest public sector legal services in the UK and presents unrivalled opportunities to share our knowledge, experience and understanding across teams and Authorities. We offer cross authority training opportunities to support your personal development and broaden your experience of working in a large local government environment.
You’ll be passionate about working as part of a team that delivers timely, clear and effective legal advice, representation and assistance to the Council, and its partner authorities within Orbis Public Law. You will be expected to hold a full and varied caseload for your area of work. Recent legal experience, either in-house or in private practice is essential, as is experience in, or a willingness to undertake, advocacy.
In return for your commitment we can offer a positive flexible working environment, personal and professional development opportunities and a competitive salary.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.
For an informal discussion contact Carmel Briody (Tues-Fridays) on 0208 541 7122 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 17 March 2019.
Interviews will take place in the week commencing 25 March 2019.
Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.