East Devon District Council

Property Solicitor & Contracts

Sidmouth, Devon
29 Aug 2017
01 Oct 2017
Full time
Contract type

Property Solicitor & Contracts/Procurement Solicitor (2 roles)

Up to £40,416 (including market supplement)

Knowle, Sidmouth

Full time – 37 hours per week (Part time & Flexible Working considered)

About us

East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council must also strive to be outstanding.  Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy.  Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations.

About the roles

We are seeking a Contracts/Procurement Solicitor and a Property Solicitor to join our talented legal team.  These roles will support the Strategic Lead (Governance & Licensing) to provide an efficient and effective Legal Service which protects the Council’s interests, enables modern service delivery and reacts flexibly to provide a service tailored to client needs.  In these interesting and varied roles, you’ll provide legal advice to council officers, committees and outside bodies, primarily in the fields of property law and contract/procurement work.  You’ll also advise upon, draft, negotiate and complete legal documents including contracts, tenders, development agreements, joint venture agreements and property transfers.

In return for your commitment, you’ll benefit from an excellent benefits package which includes generous annual leave, flexi-time, access to a Local Government Pension Scheme, and salary sacrifice schemes including, a child care voucher and cycle scheme.  In addition, you’ll also be encouraged to take advantage of learning and development opportunities.

About you

You’ll be a qualified Solicitor and have up to date knowledge of property law or contract/procurement law as well as experience of preparing legal documentation.  Knowledge of Property Litigation, Housing and/or Administrative law would be an advantage.  You’ll be a confident communicator with excellent negotiation skills and the ability to solve problems in a pragmatic and timely way.  You must also be able to work co-operatively and supportively as part of a professional team and be able to manage conflicting priorities to deadlines.


To apply online, please visit www.eastdevon.gov.uk/jobs. For an informal discussion, please contact Anita Williams, Principal Solicitor on 01395 571556 or email awilliams@eastdevon.gov.uk

Closing date: 1 October 2017. Interviews will be held during week commencing 9 October 2017.

East Devon District Council has decided to relocate away from its current headquarters in Sidmouth.  Some staff will relocate to Exmouth during the latter part of 2017 and others to Honiton towards the end of 2018.