Group Lawyer – Employment and Litigation WMF1214e job with Westmorland and Furness Council

The Westmorland and Furness Council is a forward-thinking local authority with a strong focus on improving public services for a better future. They are currently seeking experienced lawyers to join their team and contribute to their ambitious plans.

These roles are not just about legal work; they require a business approach to casework and client care through business partnering. The successful candidates will be expected to manage budgets and staff within their specialist areas, with good governance and decision-making at the heart of the council’s operations.

The team at Westmorland and Furness Council values drive, ambition, and friendliness. They prioritize staff wellbeing and are looking for individuals who will fit well within the team and share their commitment to making a real difference.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead and manage the constant improvement and development of the team, while also contributing to the improvement and development of the service overall. This includes personally conducting, managing, and leading on highly complex, corporately significant, and/or high-risk projects and cases.

The role also involves building strong relationships across the team and with key service areas, understanding their needs to plan the resources of Legal and Democratic Services accordingly. The successful candidate will work closely with these service areas to actively support and promote the development of skills and knowledge in legal and governance issues relevant to their service.

For more information about this role, potential candidates are encouraged to contact Linda Jones, Chief Legal and Monitoring Officer, at [email protected] for an informal chat.

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