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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
07/07/2021
Advert End Date:
01/08/2021 23:59
Salary:
£27,741 - £30,451
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Legal
Vacancy ID:
210488
Employment Location:
Cavendish House, Teesdale Business Park, Stockton-on-Tees, Tees Valley, TS17 6QY
Number of posts:
1

Job details 

Closing date:
1 Aug


Further information

Legal Officer (Legally Qualified)
Tees Valley Combined Authority
Location: Stockton-on-Tees

Tees Valley is where five distinct boroughs come together to make one exceptional destination in which to invest, live, work and visit.

The Tees Valley Combined Authority has made huge progress since its creation in 2016, taking on devolved responsibilities from Government for transport, infrastructure, skills, business investment, and developing local collaborations on culture, tourism and housing.

These powers are backed up by substantial funding, a ten-year plan (approved in 2019) outlines how £588million worth of spending will support the creation of 16,785 jobs and an additional £1.48billion to the area’s economic output.

The investment plan, which supports the delivery of the Combined Authority’s Strategic Economic Plan was first launched in 2017 and includes £20million for a major transformational project in each of the five local authority boroughs, and an indigenous Growth Fund of £50million to improve and revitalise towns and communities.

We’re proud of our historical impact across the globe – from celebrated explorers and introducing the first passenger railway to providing the steel that built the modern world.

That legacy lives on today in the area’s rail and engineering industries, our deep-sea port and advanced manufacturing heart. Tees Valley is also a dynamic business location for digital and creative technologies, and a leading destination for process industry and new energy companies.

We love our diverse region, the five boroughs and their unique strengths that make Tees Valley greater than the sum of its parts, where the industrial skyline impressively frames rolling green landscapes and beautiful coastlines. A place of cultural and economic growth.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Officer to join us as part of our newly expanded Group legal function. Working alongside an experienced Legal Manager and reporting to the Group Chief Legal Officer, you will be involved in delivering legal advice across this dynamic, fast paced, exciting and diverse public sector group.

You will be a qualified lawyer with experience of managing your own case load. This role will involve working alongside other team members and external legal providers. As a key member of this this new team you will have a real opportunity to be part of shaping this new role and having personal impact across the team and the TVCA Group.

The successful candidate will be a pro-active collaborator with experience providing legal advice (gained in house or private practice) preferably in the fields of commercial and/or commercial property law. Experience of working in public sector or local government is an advantage but not necessary.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to Job Description and Person Specification.

For more information, visit www.teesvalley-ca.gov.uk/jobs

To have an informal discussion on the role please contact Peter Judge, Group Chief Legal Officer, by email on peter.judge@teesvalley-ca.gov.uk, please note Peter will have limited availability after the 16th July.

Please note, you should hear from us within four weeks of the closing date if you are shortlisted for interview, otherwise you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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