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Description

Lawyer/Senior lawyer – Employment, Education and Adults social care

Ref: 27222

Location: Harrow Council

Directorate: Resources Services

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Hours: 36 hours

Closing Date: 13/12/2021

Interview Dates: TBC

Salary Range: £38,496 to £46,383 with opportunity to progress up to £53,568 (career graded post)

Overview

We are seeking to recruit lawyers for the Employment, Education and Adults social care team at HB Public Law (HBPL).  You will undertake varied, high quality work with likeminded and supportive colleagues who are committed to public service and excellent client care.

HB Public Law is one of the country’s leading shared local authority legal practices between a number of North West London and out of London boroughs; it is Lexcel accredited and we pride ourselves on delivering a high-quality service.  Staff are employed by Harrow Council, but work for a number of public sector clients.  

About us

Harrow Council is the 12th largest London Borough and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.

About you

The successful candidate will be required to carry a full caseload dealing with matters mostly relating to employment, giving advice in terms of general employment, advising and providing representation in an Employment tribunal.

You will be required to pick up a caseload from the outset.  We will consider less experienced individuals with the right personal qualities and an excellent approach to client care who are able to grow into the role.  Candidates from both the public and private sector are encouraged to apply for this position, as the practice’s current staff base is drawn from both sectors.

For additional information please refer to the Role Profile/ Selection Criteria.

Applications should be made via CV and covering letter to: resourcing@harrow.gov.uk or completing an application in full via the via the Harrow Council Website

The role is a career graded post encompassing grades G10, G11 and MG1.  Internal applications for advancement to the next grade are considered on an annual basis.

If you would like a confidential conversation about the opportunity prior to applying please discuss with Sharon Clarke on 07933 393755.

Other information

Support for candidates visit: Harrow.gov.uk 

Our behavioural indicators roles below G11 and above G11

Here at Harrow Council, the vision is one of 'Working together to make a difference for Harrow'

Important Note

Our staff are our greatest asset and therefore no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender, reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification applies.

Harrow is committed to making our recruitment practises barrier-free and as accessible as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format please contact us at resourcing@harrow.gov.uk

HARROW REDEPLOYEES WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBTQ+ applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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