Principal Lawyer

Maidstone, Kent
31 May 2018
18 Jun 2018
Full time
Contract type

Mid Kent Legal Services (MKLS)
– part of the ground breaking Partnership between Swale, Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Councils – is making
a step change in the way that local authority legal services are delivered. Focused on outcomes and excellent customer service, we are rewriting the rulebook and these roles form an important part of our transformed One Team approach.

Principal Lawyer
(Contentious & Corporate Governance)
Principal Lawyer
(Commercial Teams – Contracts/Commissioning, Property/Regeneration and Planning)
Salary up to £55,718 plus £3,000 market supplement – positions attract car user allowance of £1,000 subject to criteria and relocation expenses may be offered

The legal partnership is looking for experienced lawyers to lead teams within the Partnership and play a key role in the development of the Service. This is a great career step. You will be continually stretched through interesting and challenging cases/projects which will need your solution focused leadership style and technical abilities. Experience in governance matters is required to support the Monitoring Officer in the discharge of the statutory role.

With the exception of the Corporate Governance Team Leader all roles are full time positions (37 hours per week) and attendance at some evening committee meetings is required.
Swale Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employee and volunteers to share this commitment.
Benefits include excellent annual leave, entry to the Local Government Pension Scheme, low interest car loan scheme and flexible working including home-working. Our partner councils all promote policies which support work-life balance and we are flexible about work arrangements for
the successful candidate.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of these vacancies, prior to application, please contact:
Patricia Narebor, Head of Mid Kent Legal Partnership
at or
Andy Bell, Business Manager on 01622 602189
To apply for any of the positions, please visit and complete the online application form.
Closing Date: Midnight on Monday 18 June 2018
Interview Date: Week commencing 25 June 2018

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