Debt Recovery Lawyer

  • Employer: Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: Grade K (40-41) £48,474 - £49,498
  • Location: Magdalen House
  • Contract: Temporary
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Closing Date: 21/03/2024 at 23:59
  • Reference: CR/24/267702

Sefton is a diverse and exciting Borough where people can enjoy work/life balance. It encompasses world-renowned nature reserves, thriving business and retail centres, top class leisure facilities and some of the best agricultural land and countryside locations in the country. With excellent links to Liverpool, Manchester and Preston, it is a central location for accessing the whole of the UK by road, rail or air. From vibrant town centres, intimate commuter towns, beautiful villages and stunning countryside or coastal locations, anyone can find their perfect home in Sefton.

Corporate Legal Services is comprised of four legal teams with administrative support:

The Contracts Team provide legal services on a range of contract, commercial and procurement law.

The Litigation  and Regulatory Team provide legal services primarily in relation to regulatory matters including litigation, information compliance, prosecutions, environmental health, licensing, debt recovery and employment.

The Children and Social Care Team provide legal services primarily in relation to child protection, adoption, education, adult social care, mental health and youth justice.

The Property and Planning Team provide legal services primarily in relation to property and planning matters.

Each of the four teams has a Senior Lawyer who manages the team and they report to the Council’s Principal lawyer who has overall management responsibility for Corporate Legal Services.

Other Information

We offer competitive benefits and Local Government Pension

You will be a qualified solicitor, barrister or FCILEX with knowledge of some of  the following disciplines: Demonstrable post qualification experience of advising on these areas of law ; Insolvency and Bankruptcy proceedings ;Trusts and Probate ; Property Law , in relation to debt recovery preferably you will have experience of advocacy and court work in the county court .

You will assist the Senior Lawyer in all aspects of the debt recovery  work in the Litigation and Regulatory Team with responsibility for providing legal services in relation to all aspects of the work carried out by the team. A brief summary is below:

  • advocacy in civil litigation relating to debt recovery proceedings
  • advising on all aspects of litigation work, ranging from commercial, property and other corporate litigation
  • advising on the areas of law as set out above
  • providing legal support to the debt recovery team and the SLA’s  in the Team
  • liaising with external legal support as required

Whilst it is not a pre-requisite on joining that you have all of the above skills and experience you will be required to develop those skills and experience with support from the Senior Lawyer in the Team.

The Council employ’s people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures and we are always working to make sure that the Council is inclusive and representative of our communities. A diverse workforce is important to us, and our staff bring with them a wide range of experiences, views, ideas, and innovations. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds so we can continue with these values.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and our decision to appoint will be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role.

Equal Opportunities

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Sefton Council strives to ensure that our workforce is inclusive and representative of our communities. A diverse workforce is important to us, our staff bring with them a wide range of experiences, views, ideas, and innovations, and we are committed to providing an environment that recognises, respects, and values everybody’s identity, where individual differences are strengths and where everyone can thrive and maximise their potential. We are always open to learning and growing as an organisation, and we welcome new ideas and initiatives that promote equality, diversity and inclusion.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer; all candidates will receive equal treatment. Our decision to appoint will be based upon whether an individual’s skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities make them the most suitable candidate for the role.

GUARANTEED INTERVIEW SCHEME

Please note that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for these jobs (as given in the Person Specification) and who want to apply under the Disability Confident Scheme will be invited to interview.

If you are currently in care or have previously been in care, we provide a guaranteed interview scheme for care experienced people if you meet the essential requirements for the role.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

 

Please note, we do not accept CV’s (unless specified on the advert).

 

Please fully complete the online application form.

 



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