​Are you a Junior Lawyer in Local Government who could Represent your Sector? Deadline For Applications this Friday!

Publish date: 10/05/2021

LLG are looking to appoint a Junior National Lead, leading to Junior Director in October 2021 by nomination to the AGM with a seat on the LLG board from October 2021 to October 2022. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain national exposure and mentoring in your career development. Applications are sought by 14th May 2021.

National Leads operate as the authoritative voice of local government law in their field and focus on consultations, campaign engagement, working groups and stakeholder engagement where appropriate and with flexibility. Support and direction are provided by the Head of Public Affairs. This post runs from appointment in May until the AGM in October 2021 where by nomination, the role will move to Junior Director for a period of 1 year subject to successful performance. This will provide you with the opportunity to gain career enhancing strategic board experience alongside significantly experienced directors.

LLG will seek to appoint an additional National Lead to commence in October 2021 to support the Junior Director and we reserve the right to identify a successful candidate form this round of recruitment for appointment to that post in October.

Whilst the post is non-remunerated, expenses may be provided to attend events where agreed in advanced. You can also expect direct access to our corporate partners and enhanced access to apply for funding to attend training and access to our online webinar delivery.

You would be expected to work with LLG to promote Junior Lawyers, engage with training events and feed in content, provide articles, utilise social media, and learn about the work of LLG.

If you are interested in the role and would like to have an informal discussion please contact Helen McGrath at Helen@llg.org.uk

Criteria: -

Full membership of Lawyers in Local Government.

No more that 5 years PQE or Equivalent

(For consideration of the additional National Lead appointment in October; Desirable- no more than 3 years PQE or Equivalent)

Application Process: -

To apply, please set out a statement which covers the following areas: -

·1.Name, authority and contact details.

·2.Experience and knowledge of the issues facing Junior Lawyers in local government.

·3.Your local authority employment history.

·4.Why you would like to be appointed to the role and what you would hope to bring to it.

5. A statement confirming support from your manager for the position to be held.

Please submit your application to membership@llg.org.uk by 5pm on 14th May 2021 . Applications received after this date will not be considered.