The role

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and able lawyer to join the in-house legal team at Warrington Borough Council. Based within Legal Services, as part of the Corporate team, your primary focus will be to provide legal advice and guidance to all companies in the ownership or control of the council You will also be involved in the area of commercial law, contracts, partnerships and procurement, including the resolution of disputes. 

You will be a key member of various project teams and will liaise with external lawyers, other council departments and other agencies as appropriate, advising on company law, commercial law, procurement and contract matters in the context of the public sector.

We welcome applications from newly qualified/soon to be qualified solicitors, or those looking to change their area of work and will provide the necessary training and support.

You will need excellent communication skills, team skills and the ability to interpret legislation in a common sense and practical manner, having due regard to the Council’s legal responsibilities. We offer a supportive environment within a friendly and progressive team with Lexcel accreditation. We are currently operating a hybrid working model.

How to apply

For an informal discussion please contact Paul Clisby on 01925 442782.

Key dates

Closing date for applications is 09 October 2022.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Warrington Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer