Salary: £36,298 – £40,478 per annum (Pro rata for part time) Plus Welcome Payment of up to 10% of salary

Malvern Hills District Council is a small, progressive local authority, situated in one of the country’s most attractive areas, offering excellent opportunities to grow and develop along with competitive benefits.

We are continually looking for ways to improve and develop our services, and we currently have a number of shared service arrangements with other district councils in the Worcestershire area. The legal services team provides legal advice and support across all council functions for both Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council in Pershore

Senior Lawyer

Up to £40,478 per annum (pro rata for part time), plus Welcome Payment of up to 10% of salary

Depending Qualification and Experience

Up to 37 hours per week, with part time hours considered

We have a vacancy within the shared legal services team and we are looking for an individual who can demonstrate that they are keen and highly motivated, with excellent initiative and a flexible approach. You must have good energy, and enthusiasm with a real desire to join our small but busy in-house team and deal with a wide range of work.

The post will focus on assisting the Director of Legal and Governance and the Head of Legal Services in undertaking all legal work for both Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council but with particular emphasis on the following areas:- Information Management and in particular Data Protection, Member Conduct and Complaints, Licensing and Local Government Law and Practice.

The appointment will be made within the salary range depending upon qualifications and experience. Please see job description and person specification for further details.

This post will be based in Pershore, with travel to Malvern as required.

Key Requirements:

  • Two years relevant public sector or legal experience
  • Degree Level education (a law degree, a certificate in GDPR or other suitable legal qualification)
  • Fully mobile with access to transport
  • Flexible and adaptable approach with commitment to improving and developing the in-house legal service

Skills & Experience:

Experience of working in the public sector and in dealing with at least one of the following areas:

  • Data Protection/General Data Protection Regulations
  • Contracts
  • Litigation
  • Local Government Law and Procedure
  • Local Authority licensing
  • Member Conduct

In addition, the successful candidate will have the following skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to express complex issues clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Good team player
  • Sound judgement and good initiative
  • Ability to think beyond the pure legal ‘text’ and find practical solutions to problems
  • Good ICT skills

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find. So, as well as a rewarding career, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as:

* Agile Working (40% minimum office based)

* Excellent pension scheme with 18% employer contributions

* Generous annual leave entitlement with options to purchase additional annual leave

* Committed training programme and development opportunities

* Onsite Creche with 20% staff discount

* Discounted Gym and swim membership

* Health and Wellbeing support and a Free Employee Assistance scheme including access to counselling services

* Cycle to Work scheme

* Employee Discounts with a range of companies including EE and the Kaarp discount scheme.

To discuss the post or for further information, please call Heather Peachey, Head of Legal Services on 01684 862348.

Closing date: 29 October 2023

Interview dates: 6 November 2023

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Job Description

Location: Pershore

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