Lawyer (Governance) Ref: R/L10

Grade L - £41,216 pa - Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely) - Permanent/Full-time (37 hours pw) - Closing date 06 December 2020

Lawyer (Governance) R/L10

Grade  - £41,216 pa
Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)
Permanent/Full-time (37 hours pw)
Closing date 06 December 2020

We are looking to appoint Governance Lawyer

At the West Yorkshire Combined Authority we bring together local councils and businesses through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), that ensures that our work meets the needs of employers and residents so that everyone in our region can benefit from economic prosperity supported by a modern, accessible transport network, housing and digital connections.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Combined Authority, following the announcement of a £1.8bn devolution deal that has been secured for West Yorkshire. Devolution will enable us to drive up living standards for local communities while tackling the climate emergency and help deliver our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.

The Role

Reporting to the Lead Lawyer - Mayoral Combined Authority (MCA) Governance, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing, drafting and implementing changes to our governance arrangements which deliver political objectives within a legal framework, and promote efficient decision-making, openness and accountability.
  • Advising and providing training to elected Members and officers on governance issues, including decision-making arrangements and ethical standards.

Review the Role profile provided for more information about the responsibilities.

About you

You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or FCILEx with (but not limited to) the following key skills, attributes and experience:

  • Experience of providing legal advice on local government governance issues,
  • Strong communication skills and stakeholder management
  • Experience of forming effective working relationships with senior officers and elected Members, to achieve the best outcomes.

 

 

 

 

Our offer

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free Travel on rail and buses with the M-Card zones 1-5
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

To apply

If this sounds like your next role; please upload your CV to our online application tool. Then complete the supporting information tab linking your relevant work experience back to the role profile, bringing you CV to life.

You can apply online, by 11:55pm on 06 December 2020.

Further Information

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture and represent the communities we serve.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, which is the salary stated above, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.

We are using Microsoft Teams for virtual hiring and remote on-boarding to help our candidates and hiring managers stay safe.

Further Information

We are using Microsoft Teams for virtual hiring and remote on-boarding to help our candidates and hiring managers stay safe.

For further information about the role, please contact Liz Davenport on elizabeth.davenport@westyorks-ca.gov.uk       

Applications should be submitted by 11:55pm on 6th December 2020.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.