This Vacancy has closed.
  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Reference: ECR/20/119821
  • Published: Mon 03/02/2020, 9:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/02/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours, Flexible Working
  • Salary: £38,813- £41,675 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Widnes, Halton, Cheshire, Cheshire

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A vacancy for a Solicitor has arisen in the Legal Services Department of Halton Borough Council within its Environmental and Licensing Group.

 About us

Halton Borough Council have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Solicitor to join a small in-house legal team providing high quality, timely and business focused legal advice to the Council, its committees and departments to enable the proper and effective discharge of its many services.

Halton is a very unique and vibrant local authority with a rich history and heritage, with two iconic bridges serving the communities of Widnes and Runcorn either side of the River Mersey . Based in Cheshire with excellent transport links between Liverpool and Manchester and excellent proximity to both Liverpool John Lennon and Manchester Airports.

Halton has a very progressive community strategy which aims to bring about real improvements that will change lives for the better whilst focusing on the issues that will make the biggest difference in the long-term. It is an exciting time to join us to help shape our future as we develop new policies, creating a dynamic, outcomes-based organisation and revolutionising the way people access services.  

The role

The post offers a full and varied personal caseload including advice, support and representation across many areas of the legal work undertaken by the Council. You will also act as an advocate in courts, tribunals and inquiries on behalf of the Council.  

The role offers the right candidate the chance to make a real difference to the lives of ordinary people whilst working acroass a very broad area, continuing to develop skills and experience in a multitude of legal areas.

About you

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in local government or in private practice and will have qualified as a solicitor or barrister. You will be a highly organised person and possess excellent IT and communication skills, an ability to work flexibly as part of the team and also individually.

You will have knowledge of a wide range of areas as identified in the job description associated with the post .You will be an effective and concise communicator who can demonstrate experience and understanding of the need for political sensitivity & awareness. You will be capable of achieving targets and deadlines by managing your own workload and adapting to any unforeseen and urgent demands when necessary.  

What we offer

Every single role here at Halton Borough Council contributes to improving the lives of the people in our borough; we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, and the use of technology to support remote working.

We also offer a range of bespoke learning and development opportunities, generous annual leave of up to 33 days per year (When including flexible working leave which is equivalent to an extra 19 days per year). The role also includes free car-parking as well as membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme and generous employee discounts and Health Initiatives for its employees.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Mark Reaney (Operational Director of Legal and Democratic Services) on 0151 511 6006 or email