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Group Lawyer - Commercial and Contracts WMF1213e

Westmorland and Furness Council
£62,273 to £65,017
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Westmorland and Furness Council is a new ambitious authority aiming to shape public services for the better - transforming them for the future.

We have some exceptional opportunities for experienced Lawyers to join our new Council with large ambition. If you enjoy a challenge and are looking for that next step in your career and want to become a member of a high performing Team based in the heart of the South Lakes please get in touch.

The post holders will have their own case work, requiring a business approach to case work and client care delivered through Business Partnering. The roles will manage budgets and staff within the specialist areas. Good Governance and decision making is at the heart of what we do and this will be an expectation of the successful candidate.

Our team is driven, ambitious, and friendly! Our top priority is staff wellbeing and care, we are keen for colleagues to be a great fit within our team, to share our values and drive to make a real difference.

Our expectation is that you will lead and manage the constant improvement and development of the Team and to appropriately contribute to the improvement and development of the Service overall, to ensure a dynamic, high-quality service is being delivered to our customers.

Personally conducting, managing and/or leading on highly complex, corporately significant, and/or high-risk projects and cases including supporting strategic planning, policy formation and corporate governance.

Building strong relationships across the team and with key service areas; working with them to understand their needs in order to plan the resources of Legal and Democratic Services, to meet those needs, and to work closely with those service areas to actively support and promote the development of skills and knowledge in respect of legal and governance issues pertinent to their service.

For an informal chat about this role please email Linda Jones, Chief Legal and Monitoring Officer, at

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