Lawyer salary

SEND Solicitor / Lawyer job with North Yorkshire County Council

Location County Hall Campus Salary From £35,411 Salary to £46,549 SUBMIT Solicitor

Level: km

Salary: £35,411 to £46,549

Vacation hours: part-time (18.5 hours)

Type of contract: Temporary (six month contract)

We are looking for an Education (SEN)/Employment Lawyer/Lawyer who can join our support team to provide legal support on a range of matters, although primarily related to employment matters, which relate to the Council.

The role

As an Education (SEN)/Labour Lawyer/Lawyer, you will assist the Peoples Services Legal Director and Senior Education/Employment Lawyer in providing comprehensive legal service to the Board, boards, committees and members, including legal advice and representation in relation to education law, special needs education and disability law with some support given to labor law. You may also be asked to advise and support the Education, Employment and Litigation team in their wider legal functions and undertake one of the job functions listed in the job description.

Our team

Our Legal Department is part of Legal and Democratic Services (‘LDS’) within the Central Services Directorate. We provide a range of services to the County of North Yorkshire, and the role of the Legal Department is to support the provision by providing a comprehensive and efficient legal service to Principals, Council Executive, Full Council, Committees and Members , and to external customers.

The nature of the work requires a flexible and versatile approach as it will change from time to time in response to the changing needs of the Council and its developing initiatives. The position is required to work with colleagues and members at all levels of the organization, with external customers and partners, and to manage the performance of staff under their responsibility. The department’s budget depends in part on revenue from external sources and the position must play its part in ensuring successful revenue generation, and in ensuring compliance with Law Society professional standards and obtaining Lexcel accreditation.

To pass, you should hold a barrister, barrister, licensed legal executive or equivalent qualification, and ideally have demonstrable knowledge of employment law, ideally with knowledge of education law as well, although training and support can be offered if needed. You must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, good presentation and interpersonal skills and have the ability to critically analyze diverse information presented in a variety of formats and make recommendations relating to decisions that involve careful analysis legal risks.

Knowledge or experience of working in a local authority is advantageous but not essential, we welcome applications from the private sector.

Flexible work opportunities

As an organization we strongly believe in promoting a work-life balance, with flexible work opportunities and modern technology, you will be able to fulfill your role according to your personal needs and our business needs. Our core hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, but with our flexible arrangement you can work your contracted hours to suit your personal situation with the added benefit of flex hours put together. You can also benefit from working from home with a reduced requirement to work from the office.

Benefits for working for us.

In return for your hard work and dedication to our service, we can offer you the chance to be part of a strong and supportive team.

You’ll also benefit from a variety of competitive employee rewards, such as generous time off and a local government pension plan. We also offer exceptional salary sacrifice plans as well as discounted retail offers, health plans to name a few. You can find more information in our Total Rewards brochure.

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Contact and apply

If you would like to play a key role in our legal team and would like to have an informal conversation, please contact Rachael Hansen on 01609 532082.

Key dates:

Deadline: October 30, 2022

Date of interview: w/c November 7, 2022

The North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) advertises jobs on behalf of schools and external (third party) organizations in North Yorkshire. NYCC is not responsible for the recruiting/employment practices of third parties and accepts no liability with respect to the vacancy and any subsequent recruiting/employment process. Inquiries regarding the vacancy or practices should be made directly to the third party.