Team Leader - Litigation & Licensing

40,987 - 46,151

Job Summary

East Dunbartonshire Council's legal services team is continuing to transform its approach to legal service delivery. We are currently implementing a new, strategically aligned method of legal support which allows us to deliver insightful, proactive and commercial support to the Council and its Services to enable the Council to meet its key objectives.

We are looking for an experienced and strategically focussed individual to lead the Litigation and Licensing section of our Legal Services Team in order to support the delivery of a first-class, modern legal service.

You should have a strong desire to deliver in local government and an in-depth understanding of local government law and practice. You should also have robust leadership and managerial skills, initiative, adaptability, the ability to inspire others and a solutions-focussed attitude. The team is small but very busy and so the ability to cope with a varied and demanding workload is also important.

Although the role may, at times, be required to operate across each of the areas referred to in the job profile, the role is to provide professional leadership to the Litigation and Advice team and, as such, significant knowledge, experience and interest in these areas, gained in the public and/or private sectors, is essential.

If you would like further information or wish to have an informal chat, please contact Lynsey Brown, Legal Manager on0141 578 8528.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 14th March 2018. If selected for interview, interviews will be held on Friday 23rd March 2018."

Charter of Commitment

The commitment by East Dunbartonshire Council to job applicants is as follows:

• Individuals will be treated in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner.

• Equalities monitoring will be conducted to ensure a fair and equitable process with screening being carried out to anonymise sensitive information such as age, gender and disability.

• The information that we receive will be treated in confidence and with discretion. Only the relevant HR representative/team and the relevant service will see the application form.

• We will encourage and welcome applications from applicants under the disability symbol. Where the essential criteria are met an interview will be offered to those applying under the disability symbol.

• We will be pleased to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility at the interview.

• We will advise you within reasonable time after the closing date if you have not met the interview criteria. (Normally within 4 weeks)

• We will advise you of meeting the criteria for interview normally within 3 weeks.

• We will advise you if you have been successful or unsuccessful at the interview stage as soon as practically possible.

PVG / Disclosure Scotland

The following criteria applies to all roles within East Dunbartonshire Council where PVG/Disclosure checks are essential criteria
Where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.
Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant check which will be deducted from the successful candidate’s first salary payment.
In specific circumstances the payment could be deducted in instalments from an employee’s wages following commencement of employment. Approval in such circumstances will be made by HR Services Lead.
Should an employee leave in advance of the payment being deducted, the full amount will be deducted from the employee’s final salary.
The criteria outlined above will apply to existing employees of East Dunbartonshire Council who apply for roles for which a PVG/Disclosure check is required.

Application Details

Closing date:


Reference No: EAD02042

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