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Governance Lawyer

Job details
Posting date: 04 June 2024
Salary: £60 to £60 per hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 04 July 2024
Location: Manchester, North West, M60 2LA
Remote working: On-site only
Job type: Contract
Job reference: MP174247CT1757-0008 EC0C / 1-04062024


Governance lawyer needed £60ph ref 0008 EC0C / 1

The Senior Lawyer (Governance) role requires the delivery of consistent, high quality legal advice and, where appropriate, briefings and training to clients in relation to the law within the team’s practice areas. It also involves the development of associated policies, procedures and guidance. In addition, it will require the preparation of reports to the Client, the Executive and committees.

The successful candidate will demonstrate relevant experience of, and expertise in, dealing with a broad range of complex, high value and sensitive cases relating to local government/public administration law (including local authority constitutions and the operation of executive arrangements), information governance matters (including data protection, Freedom of Information and the Environmental Information Regulations) and elections law.

The successful candidate must be a qualified solicitor, barrister, or Chartered Lawyer/Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, holding a current practising certificate.

The position is advertised on the basis of a standard 35 hour working week, Monday to Friday (with flexibility as to how those hours are worked), although consideration will be given to candidates wishing to work fewer hours/days per week (to a minimum of 21 hours / 3 days a week).