Senior Legal Officer

Posted 10 July 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Temporary
Discipline Professional & Technical
ContactBelle Srijundee

Job description

Job Title: Senior Legal Officer

Location: Rugby Borough Council

Pay Rate: Negotiable

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Work Mode: Hybrid with court attendance as required

Assignment Duration: 4 - 6 months

Join Rugby Borough Council as a Senior Legal Officer

Purpose of the Job

  • Provide legal support on housing, civil litigation, and employment matters.
  • Ensure efficient legal services for councillors and officers with a focus on continual improvement.
  • Support the Council's Transformation Programme through advocacy, drafting, and negotiations.
  • Assist in other legal areas as needed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Apply advanced knowledge of housing, civil litigation, and employment law.
  • Analyse complex information to develop solutions and strategies.
  • Provide precise legal advice both orally and in writing.
  • Draft and negotiate legal agreements and contracts.
  • Prepare court documents and advocate for the Council in County Court.
  • Review and contribute to Council policies and procedures.


  • Experience & Knowledge: Advising on housing, civil litigation, and employment matters.
  • Knowledge of governance, planning, property, contracts, licensing, and criminal litigation is desirable.
  • Experience within local government or public sector settings is desirable.
  • Valid full driving license and access to a vehicle.
  • Ability to manage a varied caseload independently.
  • Flexibility to work varied hours and attend meetings as required.

To apply, please submit your application.