Manchester City Council – Deputy City Solicitor

Posted on 7th May 2021
Type Full Time
Specialism Commercial
Location Manchester
Deadline 31st May 2021

Job Description

Apply here by Monday 31st May 2021

Be part of shaping the future of law in Manchester.

Our city is renowned internationally for its dynamic growth and ambition, and the Council has been pivotal in supporting the Northern response to the Integration of Health and Social Care, the Northern Powerhouse initiative and building back better post the pandemic. It’s a City we are extremely proud of and committed to help grow and flourish. We want to build on that legacy – carving a reputation for delivering services which meet the changing needs of our resident population. We now need a new Deputy Solicitor to help guide and support our legal services team to deliver the world-class services to which we aspire.

Manchester is a fast-paced place to work always interesting and no two days are the same. Our legal services are at the forefront of change and the service is highly collegiate, innovative with a strong service ethos linked to our corporate aims. As we respond to the current pandemic it’s a great opportunity as we respond to the impact of Covid to improve and shape how future services will be delivered. The complexity and variety of the legal work at hand is the best in Local Government and coupled with our passion and determination to do the right thing it makes for a place you can grow and make a real contribution too.

You will be required to work collaboratively across organisational boundaries, liaising closely with Members and at the highest level across our stakeholder networks. We are looking for someone who can be a true ambassador for our Legal Services team both internally and externally. You will be commercially focused and familiar in engaging teams aligned to corporate objectives and introducing new ways of working. You’ll be used to building your success through teams and growing technical and leadership skills in-house. Strong legal and democratic services experience would be beneficial too. Are you ready to lead in one of the most exciting legal roles in Local Government?

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please click here and for an informal and confidential discussion contact our retained consultants at Penna, Rob Naylor on 07922 417 550, Pete John on 07701 305 617 or David Slatter on 07500 828 610.

Apply here by Monday 31st May 2021

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