Return to Work - Legal
National - UK

Vacancy Reference: 002050

Location: National - UK

Closing Date: 30/04/2021

Salary: See below

Employment Type: Other

Department: National Scheme

Hours Per week: Dependent on Role

Location: National - England

Salary:  £35,000 - £100,000, depending on the local authority, the role and your experience

Sector: Public sector, legal

Hours: Dependent on role and employer

Flexibility: Dependent on role and employer

Contract type: Dependent on role and employer

Have you taken a career break to care for someone or been out of employment for 12 months or more? The Local Government Association (LGA) want to hear from you!

The LGA has launched  the Return to Work – Legal campaign, which will support experienced barristers, solicitors and legal executives to return to work after a career break and join local government.

Why work in local government?

Those returning to work after a break sometimes struggle to find work that is flexible enough to support their home life and commitments. Choosing to work for a council can give you that flexibility, whilst allowing you to work on projects that make a real difference to people’s lives.

Councils also offer their staff:

•           fair pay, pensions and holiday allocation

•           a supportive working environment

•           project diversity

•           career progression

•           maternity, paternity and adoption leave

•           the opportunity to feed into the ambitions of the organisation

•           job satisfaction.

What does the scheme involve?

Return to Work - Legal is a free scheme, which will give you the chance to share your CV with councils that have job vacancies.

Prospective employers in local government will then be invited to review your credentials and get in touch with you to discuss future employment opportunities. We cannot guarantee employment, but we are pleased to offer you a way to connect with councils who are eager to work with returning barristers, solicitors and legal executives.

We will also provide you with information about online resources and groups so you can build your networks within a local government setting.


How do I apply?

To apply for this unique opportunity, click apply below.

The application deadline has been extended and will now close at 12pm (midday) on 31 March 2021, though the LGA reserves the right to close applications before this date. Early applications are advised.