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Senior Lawyer Adults

Business & Corporate Services

Legal Services

Bury Council

Post Title: Senior Lawyer Adults (Social Care Legal Team)

Team: Legal Services

Are you looking for a role where you can showcase your ability whilst significantly contributing to public sector service delivery.

It is an exciting time for Bury council as we unite our vison for the borough through our Let’s Do It! strategy. Our Bury 2030 community Strategy is a single strategy for the council, police, health and other public services, the voluntary community and faith sector and by our business communities. Bury Legal Services plays a vital role in all aspects of the strategy, and we want to hear from you if you want the sense of satisfaction that comes from knowing that you are making a real difference to the lives of Bury residents.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our amazing legal team which will give you the opportunity to develop your legal career and expertise. We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic applicants who are keen to develop their skills in a public sector environment. Prior experience in local government is desirable but more important is your determination to provide a first-class legal service. We are proud of our strong relationships with our client department working together to achieve Bury’s vision.

Our Legal Service provide high quality, clear legal advice on all aspects of local government work and has recently invested heavily in our Lexcel accredited Legal Service. This is an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to move to the public sector or progress their career, based in Bury town centre we offer flexible and agile working and a range of staff benefits. Our legal team is incredibly friendly and supportive, and you will be provided with training and development opportunities to develop and enhance your skills.

As a senior adult lawyer you will be supported by a legal officer, apprentice lawyer and the head of social care legal team. We have very positive relationships with our client department who work closely with our NHS colleagues.

The department’s re-structure allows for our lawyers to be well supported to ensure they can excel with opportunities available for career development.

We very much work as a team with a focus on training, mentoring, and coaching to get the right results. We are supported by our Practice Manager to achieve better ways of working.

Bury is an Equal Opportunities Employer, and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

The Role

We are seeking a qualified, motivated, legal professional with the ability to develop excellent relationships with partners and colleagues. As a lawyer in our social care legal team you will have a proactive approach with the resilience and ability to constructively challenge. You will be undertaking  all areas of adults including applications in the Court of Protection, Inquests, Ordinary Residence disputes etc…, this is an exciting opportunity for someone to develop their career as a specialist in this area.

Hours of work are 37 per week worked in a flexible and agile way, you may be required to attend meetings outside normal working hours. You will have the ability to work in a flexible and agile manner as well working more office based if preferred.

The salary for this post is Career Grade 16 (£49,498 to £50,512 per annum)


We are committed to Bury being an equal society that recognises values and embraces all people, regardless of any difference, for the skills, abilities, and experiences they bring into the workforce and the wider community. Therefore, we guarantee an interview for disabled people, looked after children/care leavers, armed forces personnel (including reservists and veterans) and carers of adults or disabled children if they meet the essential criteria.

Bury Council has been recognised through accreditations such as Disability Confident Leader, Mindful Employer and Stonewall Top 100 Employer plus Top 20 Trans Employer (2020).

Bury is the only borough in Greater Manchester that is accredited as both a Real Living Wage employer and a member of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter. This means Bury meets set criteria on secure work, flexible work, paying the Real Living Wage, employee engagement and voice, recruitment, people management, and health and wellbeing. Our commitment applies to directly employed council staff and to organisations commissioned by the council to provide services, including in schools and agencies that provide services such as social care.

Bury Values/behaviours

The Council’s Lets Do it! Strategy sets out a clear ambition and delivery plan for the next 10 years. But it is not just a strategy for service improvement, it is a radical new proposition for community power, putting relationships first and creating a borough in which every single person plays their part.

Benefits -

As a valued member of our workforce family you will have access to a wide variety of generous employee benefits tailored to improving emotional, physical and financial wellbeing which include

  • 26 days per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, increasing to 31 days after 5 years’ service, with option to purchase additional leave
  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of around 19%.
  • Access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday, and health benefits including savings, cash back and discounts.
  • Employee assistance programme providing confidential support and advice.
  • Commitment to learning and development with E-learning Portal opportunities to undertake management and leadership qualifications.
  • Support for working carers and time off for reservists
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for car parking and car leasing and Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Flexible and agile working
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements.

To hear more about the benefits for working with Bury Council, please visit A good employer | greater jobs

For further information and a confidential chat please contact Ruth Whittingham, Head of Legal Services on 0161 253 5219 or


Interviews will be on 18th & 19th January 2024 at Bury Town Hall 

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2nd Jan 2024

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