Business Support & Administration
2300021Y Requisition #

Have you considered working for an organisation that consistently offers its lawyers an incredible variety of interesting and rewarding legal work? If you have, then why not do it in a place with outstanding natural beauty, where you are surrounded by sand, sea and spectacular views? 

Cornwall Council is a large and ambitious Council, supported by an experienced and welcoming Legal Service that has a crucial role in providing specialist legal advice to all sectors of the Council, as well as some external organisations. 

We are seeking a full-time, permanent specialist Regulatory / Prosecution Lawyer, qualified as a Solicitor, Barrister or FCILEx, to join our Regulatory & Litigation Team.

You will be joining a busy team with a very varied stream of mainly Prosecution work. Acting principally for the Council but also for external clients, a broad knowledge and proven experience of dealing with prosecutions, preferably on behalf of a regulatory body or local authority, is essential. 

Experience of regulatory work, including Licensing, is desirable, as is an understanding of the local government regulatory framework. 

Excellent oral and written communication skills, including Court advocacy, and the ability to work under pressure and to strict timescales to ensure we deliver expert, bespoke advice to our clients, are a must. You must also be proficient at drafting and a pragmatic problem solver.

The work of the team is varied and challenging and includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Trading Standards, food safety, health and safety and animal welfare prosecutions and advice.
  • Building Control, including dealing with applications for orders, prosecutions and appeals.
  • Planning enforcement and listed buildings prosecutions. 
  • General Licensing advice (including advice at Licensing Act and other Licensing Committees).
  • Prosecutions and appeals regarding breaches of abatement notices in respect of statutory nuisances, prosecutions for dog fouling and prosecutions for littering.
  • Education Prosecutions under s444(1) and (1A) of the Education Act 1996, education supervision orders and related matters.

If you have the motivation, resilience and experience for this role, we’d love to hear from you. We pride ourselves in bringing a proportionate and pragmatic approach to advising our clients.

There are many benefits of working for Cornwall Council. These include a defined benefit pension scheme, competitive salary, family friendly policies and flexible working. This role can be carried out largely remotely but some office-based working or Committee attendance will be required to support business needs. 

For an informal conversation or to obtain more details about the role, please contact Becca on 01872 324127.

Whilst the location/work-base for this role may have been specified our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g., from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process. 

We are happy to talk about flexible working options such as part-time or compressed hours. More examples of our flexible working opportunities can be found here - flexible working options. 

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Your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria on the role profile marked ‘application form'. Please view the role profile here. Please ensure you answer all the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form. Guidance on how to complete your application can be found here – The application process 

About Us

Cornwall Council deliver services to more than half a million local people and over five million visitors a year. Find out about working and volunteering for us. 

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall.  In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities, e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess all applicants on their merits. 

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It is a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm. We are also open to discussion about flexible working.

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