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Lawyer (Regulatory) and Data Protection Officer Post Ref. R/L12

Grade L SP1-4 £38,443 - £44,512 per annum. Please note all it is WYCA policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments with incremental increase to top of grade on an annual basis Closing date 9th October 2017.Based in Leeds City Centre

We are looking for a professional, enthusiastic and highly motivated lawyer with relevant experience (ideally in a local authority context) to join our Legal Services Team.

You will have the  with the ability to handle a wide and varied caseload in relation to regulatory compliance (including Information Governance and Health & Safety), litigation and employment law. You will also fulfill the role of Data Protection Officer, advising the organisation in relation to its obligations pursuant to the GDPR and monitoring compliance.

You will have an excellent track record of providing proactive, expert, timely and authoritative legal advice and support across a minimum of two or more areas for which this post is responsible including Information Governance. You will also be able to demonstrate the appropriate skills, ability and desire to develop your expertise across the remaining areas.

This is an excellent opportunity for a driven individual with initiative, a proactive approach to problem solving and a real commitment to the post and the Legal Services Team. The role will also involve management responsibility for two team members including the post of Information Governance Officer.

You will be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister with a current practising certificate or full CILEX (fellowship) qualification.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has a flexible and encouraging approach to helping you achieve your best work/life balance and career goals with a range of benefits including a local government career average pension scheme, a free countywide travel MCard (zone 1-5) and flexitime working scheme.

We encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Please submit your application by Monday 9 October 2017.

If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail.

No Agencies please.
   
Candidate information will be retained by West Yorkshire Combined Authority for 12 months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

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