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Senior Lawyer

Sheffield City Council
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Grade 10 (£49,498 to £53,588)
Closing date
7 Apr 2024

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Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Sheffield City Council’s Legal Services team as a Senior Adult Social Care Lawyer.

The work of the team is fast-paced, and the subject matter is varied and challenging. The responsibilities of the role include providing legal advice with respect to a variety of matters and leading a team of friendly and hardworking lawyers and assistants.

The successful candidate will be directly involved in varied Adult Social Care legal work and will make a positive difference to our communities. In return you can expect a rewarding career in the UK’s greenest city within an organisation that recognises the importance of work/life balance and that offers a range of attractive benefits and a friendly and supportive work environment.

We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic, flexible, enjoys working as part of a team and who has a good knowledge and experience of Adult Social Care Law.

The successful candidate will demonstrate that they are able to provide authoritative advice to the Officers of the Council and Members, ensuring that decisions and actions are lawful. Experience of working within the public sector would be useful but is not necessary if the candidate can show requisite experience in Adult Social Care law.

This role is based in Sheffield but we actively support flexible working arrangements and the City is centrally located with excellent transport links, and we consider the wellbeing of our employees in the way we design and deliver our legal services. You can expect the ability to work flexibly, including hybrid working, to be a feature of working for Sheffield City Council.

This is a politically restricted post according to the terms of Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups.  We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.

It is a great time to join us and we welcome your application.

Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

If you are appointed to this role, your starting salary will be at the bottom of the grade. If you provide payslip evidence that your basic pay is greater than the bottom of the grade, we will consider starting you at the point of minimum advantage within the grade.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the Council, including reduced hour contracts, working part time or as a job share.

For an informal discussion please call Patrick Chisholm on 0114 273 4063.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


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