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Lawyer/Senior Lawyer Prosecutions

City of Bradford MDC
Bradford, West Yorkshire
£36,371 - £47,665
Closing date
18 Jul 2022

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Corporate Services, Legal
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The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires that councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

Are you looking for a varying legal role where you can help make a true difference? If so we are wanting to recruit a Lawyer/Senior Lawyer to join our friendly and professional legal department at Bradford Metropolitan District Council.

This is a great opportunity to work in a thriving city with award winning parks, nature reserves, historic architecture, museums, galleries and first class leisure facilities Bradford Metropolitan District has it all.  You will be based in the Bradford City Centre in the Grade One Listed City Hall and have all the benefits of the cultural, retail and leisure facilities that Bradford has to offer as the 4th largest Metropolitan District.

The Council’s general conditions of employment apply including – 8 statutory holidays, 27 days’ annual leave and flexible working and flexi time.  In addition, we offer an excellent pension scheme through West Yorkshire Pension Fund and offer excellent learning and development opportunities. Please note, at least 5 years’ experience is required to achieve PO5-6.

The successful candidate will be a solicitor or barrister entitled to practice in England and holding a current practising certificate or FCILEX and have demonstrable broad experience of criminal law and magistrates’ court work.  Experience of advising on prosecutions is desirable and experience of advocacy is essential.

The successful candidate will have good technical knowledge in the area of law concerned.

The post-holder will assist the Team Leader (TL) and Deputy Team Leader (DTL) of the Education Employment and Litigation Team in providing a high quality legal service primarily working in the area prosecutions and magistrates’ court work, receiving guidance and supervision from the TL and DTL and support from colleague lawyers where appropriate.

The successful candidate will be required to provide a professional legal service, exercise professional judgment and make all day-to-day operational decisions on allocated matters and cases.

From time to time the post holder may be required to assist in the other areas of work in Legal Services.

For further information regarding this post please contact Linda Bailey 07814 779093   or Joanne Gleeson  07582 101685

Please find attached the Job Profile: Lawyer/Senior Lawyer Job Profile.doc

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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