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Senior Solicitor

Contract Permanent
Hours 37 hours per week
Salary / pay £37,849 - £39,782 (subject to job evaluation)
Closing date Monday 13 May 2019 at 10am
Interview date Interviews will be held week commencing 20 May 2019
Department Corporate Services

Job summary

The Council is looking for an experienced solicitor to lead and manage the Legal Services team to provide a comprehensive legal service across a range of District Council activities. You will be a qualified solicitor with excellent communication skills and a good general knowledge of the law affecting local government. You should have previous local government experience, be able to work independently and be able to provide high quality advice and assistance to Officers and Members of the Council. You will also be responsible for the budget management and performance of the Legal Services team. You will occasionally be required to travel independently around the District to attend meetings and events. There is also a requirement to work occasional evenings as required to carry out the duties of the post. This post is deemed to be a Politically Restricted post. 

Job description

Senior Solicitor (PDF: 213Kb / 5 pages)

Job application guidance

Applying for Employment with Eden District Council (PDF: 205Kb / 11 pages)

All applications must be made on the Council's standard application form and CVs will not be considered. No agencies please.

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Recruitment process

In order to ensure fair and open recruitment processes we are;

  • unable to accept CVs in lieu of, or as part of, an application of employment and
  • unable to maintain a database of potential candidates so cannot accept or store applications or CV's submitted on a speculative basis.

Candidates who canvass Council Members or Senior Officers will be disqualified.

Equal opportunities

The Council aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

Disability confident employerDisability Confident employer

As Disability Confident employers, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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