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Whether you are an aspiring lawyer, newly qualified, returning to work from a career break, looking at changing sectors or an established local government lawyer we want to hear from you. 

West Northamptonshire Council is led by an inspirational group of Senior Officers and committed Elected Members, who place our residents at the heart of what we do and the Officers delivering for the residents right there next to them. 

Whether you want to work flexibly, be based in the office, work predominantly from home, condense your hours or work a straight 37 hours a week, there are opportunities to suit every lifestyle. 

We recognise that many people have caring responsibilities. With a flexible working scheme, you can rest assured that your attendance at school plays and sports days can be accommodated, as can caring for loved ones who may need your support.

Development doesn’t stop at West Northamptonshire Council. You will have regular conversations throughout the year to consider your personal and professional development to help you grow and achieve your career ambitions with us. 

This includes qualifications, mentoring, training, coaching and many more opportunities to help you develop your skills and thrive in the workplace. 

We are committed to retaining staff, so we will help prepare you to take the next step on your career journey with WNC.

Our legal service

The new legal service is divided into four teams:

  • Corporate (Litigation, Contracts, Housing, Governance and Employment)
  • Place (Planning, Highways, Property and Regeneration)
  • People (presently Adults, Education, Mental and Public Health) 
  • Legal Support

Child Care will sit within the People team.


We are looking to recruit:

We will also shortly be looking to recruit 3 Trainee Lawyers.

Closing date for applications is 17 March 2024. Interviews will take place the weeks commencing 18 March 2024 and 25 March 2024.

Virtual collaboration sessions

Please also join us at one of our virtual collaboration sessions where we welcome your thoughts about what the future of Child Care legal teams holds and help us to shape that future. 

These sessions will take place on:

  • Thursday 14 March from 6pm to 7pm
  • Monday 18 March from 1pm to 2pm

Attendees will include representatives from West Northants Council, Northamptonshire Children’s Trust and Child Care lawyers from private practice. 

Together with Pam Burrows, the wellbeing expert supporting West Northants Council, we will shape a strong and resilient legal team with wellbeing at its core. 

Details of these sessions will be shared on our social media, LinkedIn and our designated legal recruitment pages.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact Julia Rickards, Head of Legal (People) at
[email protected].

Last updated 05 March 2024