Solicitor (Rights of Way/Highways)

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Location
Dorchester, Dorset
Salary
£30,153 - £38,237
Posted
11 Sep 2017
Closes
24 Sep 2017
Practice area
Planning law
Position
Solicitor
Contract type
Permanent

Opportunities within Legal Services,
Dorset County Council, Dorchester
Ref: LSBP

Several exciting opportunities are available to join our busy Legal Service at Dorset County Council, in the picturesque county town of Dorchester. We are seeking knowledgeable, passionate and creative-thinking Lawyers,who want to help us make a difference.

The Council offers many excellent employee benefits including access to a pension scheme, childcare vouchers, car and bike salary sacrifice scheme, generous annual leave, flexible working arrangements, support for further training and professional development, all in addition to working in a friendly and supportive work environment.

We are looking for applicants with good technical knowledge (ideally in a Local Government context although this is not essential) and able to demonstrate a “can do” approach.

You must be organised and able to work under pressure with minimal supervision while still being a valuable team player. Applicants must also have excellent communication skills enabling them to build strong relationships with clients.

Each post is open to qualified Solicitors, Barristers and Chartered Legal Executives that are able to meet the specific requirements of the roles.

We have the following vacancy:

Solicitor (Rights of Way/Highways)
Salary £30,153 - £38,237 (Pro rata for part-time)

You will carry a diverse caseload of general advice in relation to public Rights of Way, Highways, Commons Land, Town and Village greens and Countryside and Coastal access issues. You will need to be confident advising at Committee and Forums, and representing the Council at public inquiries and have the ability to undertake research with excellent drafting skills. Part-time applicants will be considered.

For the above position the Council requires you to hold and maintain a valid Practising Certificate.

These posts all have a significant travel requirement and you are contractually required to have a vehicle (or transport deemed to be suitable by the County Council) available for use as required.

This posts involve working with children or vulnerable adults and/or having access to significant information about them and will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing date: 24th September 2017

To view the relevant details and apply online please visit www.dorsetforyou.com/jobs or ring the application hotline on (01305) 228535.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all parts of the community.