Job opportunities

Begin your journey with us and discover the incredible opportunities on offer.

Principal Litigation Lawyer (P00073)

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
£44,241 - £47,206 inclusive of outer fringe allowance per annum
Campus West, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6BX
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
28/01/2018 at 23:55

Principal Litigation Lawyer

£44,241 - £47,206 inclusive of outer fringe allowance per annum

37 hours per week

We are looking for a senior litigation lawyer to lead, manage and motivate our busy and friendly Litigation Team which sits within Legal Services.

This is a key role as you will be responsible for delivering the litigation legal service to the Council’s service departments. .  This includes housing possession, anti-social behaviour, debt recovery and commercial property litigation in the county court and a wide range of prosecution matters in the magistrate’s court.  You will have an excellent knowledge of court procedures and be an accomplished advocate, as you will also deal with a personal caseload of the most complex litigation matters for the Council.

You will be familiar with the legal requirements of local government and be required to attend and advise at committees and provide legal clearance of committee reports.

You will be committed to delivering a customer focused service and being a positive ambassador for the legal team.

The litigation team consists of 2.4 (full-time equivalent) legal staff who will welcome a conscientious, supportive, highly organised and diligent team leader. For the team, you will be expected to demonstrate excellent leadership skills.

We welcome applicants who have previous experience of the all of the above or experienced senior litigation lawyers who are looking for progression to a management position.

The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential in this post.

Closing date: 28 January 2018.

Assessment / Interview date: 6 February 2018.

Equal Opportunities

Welwyn Hatfield – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link below. Please read the job description and person specification fully before applying for this vacancy. It is essential you refer to the person specification when completing your application, particularly the additional information section. You must demonstrate how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification and give examples to support your statements. If you do not demonstrate how you meet the criteria for the role your application will be unsuccessful.
About Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

This vacancy is now closed