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Employment Lawyer

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

Coventry City Council’s Legal and Procurement Services are part of the public sector  providing in-house legal support and has custodial responsibility for public spending to Coventry City Council.

The Legal Services team offers a professional comprehensive, tailor-made service to address legal issues of every description. The team is highly motivated, eager to develop and face challenges head on.

 

What is the job role?

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Employment Lawyer in the Regulatory Team who can undertake work in all aspects of employment law for the Council including advising human resource officers and senior managers on casework, responding to Employment Tribunal claims, and offering direction and training on a wide range of employment matters to Council services and schools. This is a varied and interesting role at the heart of the local authority and all appropriate training will be provided.

Who are we looking for?

You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive. You have a good knowledge of employment law. You are able to give sound, pragmatic legal advice on complex matters to officers and schools. You have strong drafting and oral presentation skills.

You must be able to work effectively as part of a team and establish good relations with our client departments, schools and outside agencies.

Good organisational, communication and IT skills will be required, as well as the ability to work to tight deadlines. You need to be able to draft legal documents and correspondence, carry out legal research, conduct training sessions and appropriate advocacy and attend meetings to provide advice to senior managers.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about this role please contact Gill Carter on 02476977111

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date(s): Week commencing 11th March 2024

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies

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