Principal Litigation Solicitor & Deputy Monitoring Officer
We are currently looking for an experienced Principal Litigation Solicitor (Deputy Monitoring Officer) to join Luton Borough Council on a permanent basis, paying a salary of £51,543 per annum plus £3,203 car allowance and generous benefits. Purpose of the role: The purpose of the role is to lead, motivate and direct the Litigation and Prosecution Team within Legal Services, to be the Deputy Monitoring Officer for the Council, and a member of the Legal Services Management team. To assist in the provision of a comprehensive legal service to the Council, it's Executive, its Committees and Sub Committees, to Directorates, some external customers such as schools, and colleagues. Provide operational and strategic vision, strong leadership and support as a key management role, and be accountable within Legal Services for the effective delivery of litigation, employment, procurement, education, housing and governance matters. Contribute through the Legal Services Management Team to the overall management of the Division, and the achievement of its aims, objectives, statutory obligations and targets. Requirements: Fully enrolled Solicitor with an in date SRA Certificate Substantial experience of Litigation and Advocacy before Courts and/or Tribunals Demonstrable experience of managing professional staff (between 5 - 10 FTE) Strong experience and knowledge of local government law and practice Able to undertake advocacy in complex court and tribunal cases Significant stakeholder and client management experience We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include: - flexible/agile working arrangements - payment of SRA practicing certificate - childcare vouchers (salary sacrifice scheme) - generous holiday entitlement (26 days increasing to 31 days after 5 years service) - local government pension with generous employer contribution - excellent support and development - relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria) - half price season ticket on Thameslink train line - discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars. Apply now Guidant Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Guidant Group is committed to diversity and flexibility in the workplace. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you during the application process, please mention this at any stage.