Lawyer

5 days left

Recruiter
Undisclosed Company
Location
Lincolnshire
Salary
£15.47 per hour + Via umbrella or ltd company
Posted
06 Sep 2016
Closes
04 Oct 2016
Ref
SA2345
Contact
Manpower UK
Sector
Legal
Job Type
Contract
Hours
Full-time
Manpower Technical is recruiting for a ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬Lawyer on behalf of our client located in Lincolnshire. The role is a Contract, and based within the Public Sector.
*Require a lawyer with solid experience within the local authority sector of sales, purchases, landlord and tenant work and general advice on property law matters. It
* Will also be an advantage to have expertise on academy conversion and other education transfer matters.
PURPOSE OF JOB:
To provide high quality efficient and effective legal and administrative advice and services to the County Council and external customers and assist and support the County Council's Monitoring Officer in discharging his/her duties and responsibilities.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES, TASKS & DUTIES
*Provision of Legal Advice and Services
*To provide high quality efficient and effective legal and administrative advice and services to customers to the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics and in a way that furthers and promotes good customer care within Legal Services.
*To undertake all legal services work whether advice or casework as required within the area of work designated in the post outline for the time being with appropriate supervision and professional support.
*Support to the Monitoring Officer
*To give legal procedural and propriety advice to senior officers, elected members or other persons or bodies whose conduct or activities fall within the remit of the Monitoring Officer's duties as appropriate for grade, and to follow all instructions of the Monitoring Officer or any deputy in relation to the conduct of any monitoring officer activities.
*To make the Monitoring Officer (or any deputy) aware of any; matters that are of a critical nature, matters that are politically sensitive or high profile, problems in any areas of service delivery or instance in which any advice given by him/her has been refused or ignored, or any proposals, decisions, actions or omissions that have, or would contravene any rule of law or code of practice or conduct or amount to maladministration.
*To assist in the investigation of complaints,
*To provide and/or receive the level of professional support and supervision appropriate to grade and as set out in the post outline.
*To ensure that the post-holder deals with a workload of an appropriate size and level of complexity.
*To develop strong and effective links with the users of the services provided by the post-holder and to notify any notable achievements, compliments, complaints, problems or issues relating to his/her work.
*To work as required with members of any other Team within Legal Services and as a member of any specific project, task or network Team.
* Contribute to newsletters and other documents produced for internal and external communications purposes and participate in the presentation of training and development for customers, elected members and others.
Management Support
*To operate all management information and other systems and procedures and to use ICT and other support services as instructed by the Support Manager or departmental management team.
*To contribute positively to the good management of Legal Services and in particular
*to attend Team and other meetings and participate in project Teams, Team Away days and other management development activities when required
*to participate in the employee development and appraisal process
*to contribute to the service and action plans for Legal Services and
* to communicate effectively within and outside Legal Services
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
*Must be a lawyer who holds a relevant qualification or has equivalent relevant experience.
*A good, broad, general working knowledge of the law applicable to local government
*A competent advocate
*A competent legal draftsman able to depart from precedent to reflect new requirements including in more complex documents.
*Interpersonal skills to enable the post-holder to operate at this level, often requiring sensitivity and diplomacy.
*Able to influence and persuade.
*Highly effective negotiating skills
*Able to communicate clearly and appropriately both verbally and in writing at all level
Shifts: Full Time.
Salary: Hourly £15.47 via Umbrella Company
Contact: Tajmina Khanom, Manpower Technical, St Albans 01727 831 632
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