Legal Officer

City Hall

Job Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 26th September 2019

Salary: £24799 - £26999

Total salary package*: £36815

Job Reference: LCC00678


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Your role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Leicester City Council’s legal services.

We are looking for a confident self-motivated individual who can provide high quality legal advice to the Council in relation to a range of challenging matters.

You will work in a supportive environment with a well-established team, having your own varied caseload of commercial, contract and general local government law matters.

You will support the Head of Law to ensure the provision of quality, client focused and cost-effective legal services, for the Council and other agreed public bodies in the areas of Commercial and Contract Law (including Public Procurement).

You will represent the division on regular basis with clients, carrying through assigned tasks and matters to conclusion, whilst demonstrating an understanding and application of the Council’s governance requirements, together with general public law principles

You will provide functional legal input (research, drafting) in assigned discipline at a level appropriate to the post and legal advice at an appropriate level in the assigned discipline to meet corporate priorities.

In addition you will oversee and guide paralegal staff within the team.

What you will need

You will hold strong legal research and analytical skills, with an ability to work to deadlines and prioritise work.

You must be able to work under pressure, organise and carry a caseload and meet set objectives and targets, whilst being flexible and adaptable to work pressures and meeting service needs.

You will have an ability to work as part of a team and with clients and other external agencies, representing the service in a professional and positive manner.

You will have knowledge of commercial and contract law, (including public procurement) and of the requirements of local government law and the advising upon the associated restrictions and considerations.

You will have excellent I.T. skills, including proficiency in the use of Word and case management systems.

Additional information

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Seema Patel, Principal Lawyer, Commercial and Contracts at or on 0116 454 1406.

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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