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Legal Roles

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Dear Rhondda Cynon Taff Council,

How many solicitors does the Council employ?

How many legal advisors does the council employ (a role which requires giving or advising on the law)?

How many solicitor jobs have been advertised internally and externallly in the past 2 years?

How many legal jobs have been advertised internally and externally in the past two years?

Also how were the roles advertised?

Can these figures be broken down to departments?

Yours faithfully,

Daniel South

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

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Yours sincerely

Carfan Llywodraethu Corfforaethol / Corporate Governance Team
ar ran Cyfarwyddwr Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol a Llywodraethol / for Director
of Legal & Democratic Services

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Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Dear Mr South,

We refer to your Freedom of Information Request in respect of Legal Roles.

The Authority’s response is as follows:

1. How many solicitors does the Council employ?

ANSWER: RCT employs 8 Solicitors.

2. How many legal advisors does the council employ (a role which requires
giving or advising on the law)?

ANSWER: RCT employs 20 legal advisors.

3. How many solicitor jobs have been advertised internally and externally
in the past 2 years?

ANSWER: Solicitor roles have been advertised on 6 occasions since 2016:

Solicitor – Property – advertised internally and externally – March 2016 -
External advert on RCT Website & Law Society Gazette Website

Solicitor – Litigation – advertised internally and externally – November
2016 – External advert on RCT Website & Law Society Gazette Website

Solicitor – Childcare (maternity cover) – advertised internally and
externally – June 2017– External advert on RCT Website

Solicitor – Childcare – advertised internally and externally – May 2018 –
External advert on RCT Website & Law Society Gazette Website & Local
Government Lawyer Website & Lawyers in Local Government Website

Solicitor – Childcare – advertised internally and externally – July 2018 –
External advert on RCT Website & Law Society Gazette Website & Local
Government Lawyer Website & Lawyers in Local Government Website

Solicitor – Childcare – advertised internally and externally – October
2018 - External advert on RCT Website

4. How many legal jobs have been advertised internally and externally in
the past two years?

ANSWER: Other Legal Services roles have been advertised on 9 occasions
since 2016:

Democratic Services Officer – advertised internally – May 2016

Temporary Democratic Services Officer – advertised internally and
externally – February 2017– External advert on RCT Website

Clerical Assistant / Word Processor Operator (Legal & Democratic Services)
– advertised internally and externally – October 2017 - External advert on
RCT Website

Graduate Officer – Law – advertised internally and externally – April 2018
- External advert on RCT Website & Guardian Website

Temporary Paralegal Childcare – advertised internally and externally – May
2018 - External advert on RCT Website & Law Society Gazette Website &
Local Government Lawyer Website & Lawyers in Local Government Website

5. Also how were the roles advertised?

See above narrative

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We trust this answers your queries.

Yours Sincerely

Carfan Llywodraethu Corfforaethol / Corporate Governance Team ar ran
Cyfarwyddwr Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol a Llywodraethol / for Director of
Legal & Democratic Services

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