Return to Work – Legal: Communications Toolkit for Councils

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In this guide you will find templates for multiple communication platforms to make sharing the scheme as simple as possible. Please feel free to tailor the examples to suit your area and organisation.

Introduction

Return to Work – Legal is one of four return to work initiatives, developed by the Local Government Association (LGA). Designed to support councils with the recruitment of legal professionals, this scheme will run a national recruitment drive on their behalf and provide them with the opportunity to connect with experience barristers, solicitors and legal executives.

Councils that sign up to this free scheme will be able to review the CVs of those registered and reach out to those who best fit with their organisation.

To encourage legal professionals living in your area to apply for our campaign, we ask you to help us by share the opportunity with your networks. In this guide you will find templates for multiple communication platforms to make sharing the scheme as simple as possible. Please feel free to tailor the examples to suit your area and organisation.

For more information about the Return to Work – Legal scheme, please visit our website.

Suggested tweets

  • #ReturnToWork and join a local authority legal team!

    Have you taken a career break to care for someone, looked after someone during the #COVID-19 crisis, or been out of employment for 12 months or more? @LGAcomms want to hear from you!

    Find out more ⬇

    local.gov.uk/return-to-work-legal
     

  • We’re pleased to support @LGAcomms’ Return to Work –Legal scheme.

    It will support barristers, solicitors and legal executives to get back to work after a career break.

    Find out more 👉 local.gov.uk/return-work-legal

    #ReturnToWork
     

  • Know a barrister, solicitor or legal executive who wants to restart their career after a break?

    Tell them about @LGAcomms’ free scheme to help them connect with councils that have vacancies.

    Visit the LGA website for more information 👉 local.gov.uk/return-work-lega

    #ReturnToWork
     

  • People who work in councils benefit from:

    a wide variety of projects
    flexible working
    the chance to shape where they live

    Apply for @LGAcomms' #ReturnToWork programme for the chance to connect with councils that have vacancies.

    Apply online 👉 local.gov.uk/return-work-campaign

Suggested Facebook post

Calling barristers, solicitors and legal executives. Do you want to return to work after a career break?

We’re pleased to introduce @LGAcomms’ free scheme to help you get back to work and step into council legal teams.

For more information about this unique opportunity, visit the LGA’s website today 👉 local.gov.uk/return-work-legal

#ReturnToWork

Suggested LinkedIn post

We are delighted to announce that we have signed up to @LocalGovernmentAssociation’s Return to Work – Legal scheme.

This free scheme will help experienced barristers, solicitors and legal executives return to work after a career break by giving them the chance to connect with councils that have job vacancies.

Sign up to the scheme today for the chance to work with us

local.gov.uk/return-work-legal

#ReturnToWork

Suggested intranet post

People are being encouraged to return to work in council legal departments as part of a new recruitment drive.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has launched the new Return to Work – Legal campaign, providing experienced barristers, solicitors and legal executives with free support to return to work after a career break and join council legal teams.

They will also be provided with information about online resources so they can build their skills within a local government setting.

There has never been a better time to return to work. More employers are realising that individuals who have taken career breaks bring with them a variety of valuable skills and experiences that can enhance an organisation’s performance and approach to projects.

If you know a brilliant barrister, solicitor or legal executive who wants to restart their career after a break, please encourage them to apply for this campaign.

The LGA encourages applicants from both the public and private sectors.

To find out more about this unique opportunity, please visit the Return to Work – Legal website.

Suggested bulletin article

We are delighted to announce that we have signed up to the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Return to Work – Legal scheme.

Experienced barristers, solicitors and legal executives will be given the chance to share their CVs with council employers who are actively looking for professionals to join their legal teams. To sign up to this scheme and join [ENTER COUNCIL], apply for the programme via the LGA’s website today.

Suggested email

Subject line

Return to Work – Legal scheme

Body

Dear colleague,

We are pleased to announce that we have signed up to the Local Government Association’s (LGA) new Return to Work – Legal scheme.

Designed to help experienced barristers, solicitors and legal executives return to work after a career break, this programme will provide them with free support to connect with council legal teams.

Those that sign up will be given the chance to share their CVs with council employers. They will also be provided with information about online resources so they can build their skills and knowledge within a local government setting.

There has never been a better time to return to work. More employers are realising that individuals who have taken career breaks bring with them a variety of valuable skills and experiences that can enhance an organisation’s performance and approach to projects.

If you or someone you know is a brilliant barrister, solicitor or legal executive who wants to restart their career after a break, please encourage them to apply for this campaign.

The LGA encourages applicants from both the public and private sectors.

More information can be found on the LGA’s website.

Suggested press release

[INSERT COUNCIL] ANNOUNCES RETURN TO WORK – LEGAL SCHEME OPPORTUNITIES

We are pleased to announce that [INSERT COUNCIL] has signed up to the Local Government Association’s new Return to Work – Legal scheme.

This LGA’s scheme will support experienced barristers, solicitors and legal executives to return to work after a career break by giving them the opportunity to connect with councils who have job vacancies.

[INSERT COUNCIL] said it is a great opportunity for people to bring fresh ideas to work on national issues like the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

If you are an experienced legal professional this scheme can support you to take the next step in your career and enter local government.

For interested, you can sign up via the LGA’s campaigns page on their website.

Cllr [INSERT NAME], [INSERT ROLE], [INSERT COUNCIL], said:

“We are delighted to support the LGA’s free Return to Work scheme.

“Returning to work after a period away can be tough. The Return to Work – Legal scheme will help people take the next step in their careers in local government.

“There has never been a better time to work in council legal departments as professionals are at the forefront of enabling real, tangible change with councils, which directly benefits people in local communities. 

“If you or someone you know is a barrister, solicitor or legal executive who wants to return to work after a career break, please tell them about this programme.”

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