Senior Property & Regeneration Locum

Location
London
Salary
£35 - 45 per hour
Posted
19 Feb 2021
Closes
19 Mar 2021
Ref
7025510
Contact
North - Legal (Sophie Anderson)
Job Title
Solicitor
PQE Level
10+, 5-7, 8-10
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

Main Duties:

  1. Undertake an extensive caseload of complex legal work as a senior member of the Team providing high level advice services to Elected Members (including Committees), senior managers, staff and external clients in accordance with legal/professional standards and in a way that reflects the Greenwich Legal Services values
  2. Manage up to 6 directly managed staff and 15 indirectly managed staff
  3. Provide legal advice to Elected Members (including Committees), senior managers, staff and external clients on a range of complex matters in the areas covered by the Team which have substantial implications for the Council and require a consistently high degree of support, persuasion and awareness of the Council’s major policy objectives
  4. Represent and act on behalf of the Council where directed by the Assistant Head of Legal Services
  5. Advise Elected Members and senior managers on the legal implications of transformation and development projects in the service areas covered by the team which have extensive policy or service implications in order to improve customer outcomes or meet medium term financial strategy targets
  6. Lead and manage staff in the Team and be responsible for the allocation of work as directed by the Assistant Head of Legal Services
  7. Provide legal supervision to less senior fee earners in the Team as appropriate and work closely with Legal Support Officers to supervise the administrative support they provide on legal transactions
  8. Keep abreast of legal developments in the legal practice area of the team and help to ensure that the Team operates in accordance with modern good practice, legal/regulatory requirements and authority policies/procedures
  9. Promote the work of Legal Services and to improve and maintain understanding of legal procedures by providing training, seminars and guidance notes in the field legal practice area of the team to Elected Members and clients
  10. Promote the work of Greenwich Legal Services externally, to the benefit of the Council, clients and staff
  11. Ensure that recruitment, training, development, appraisal, performance, workload allocation, supervision, quality assurance, risk and other management activities for the staff under the post holder’s management are carried out in accordance with authority policy/procedures
  12. Deputise for the Assistant Head of Legal Services when required

If you are interested in this position please send an updated version of your CV to and we will call you to go through this position.

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