Contract Fixed term 12 month contract
Hours 37 hours per week
Salary / pay £35,745 - £37,890
Closing date Friday 18 December 2020 at 10am
Interview date Interviews will be held on 06 and 07 January 2021
Department Corporate Services

Job summary

The Council is looking for a qualified solicitor with demonstrable transferrable skills and knowledge, to join the Councils small legal team. The Council’s legal services deal with a broad range of matters covering all Council departments and functions. Candidates should have experience of managing their own legal case load effectively and while local government experience is desirable, the Council welcome applicants from all practice areas who can contribute specialist knowledge and are also willing to move into new practice areas. Ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills, a proactive approach and a general knowledge of the law affecting local government.

Reporting to the Senior Solicitor and assisting the Legal Services team, you will be required to provide high quality advice and assistance to Officers and Members of the Council and support client departments and Council services through the provision of legal services as required and in accordance with instructions received. The role is varied providing legal support to all Council departments including planning, housing, economic development, property and estates, licensing and environmental services.

The post is deemed to be politically restricted. Post holders may be required to work occasional evenings and travel independently around the District to attend meetings.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Rebecca Harrison on 01768 212270.

Job description

Solicitor (PDF: 92Kb / 5 pages)

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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.

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

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