Contentious 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.

Contentious Lawyer
Salary up to £35,093 – position attracts car user allowance of £1,000 subject to criteria and relocation expenses may be offered

Are you a customer focused team-player, able to communicate clearly and concisely, qualified as a barrister, solicitor, legal executive or RFL with relevant experience in contentious law, ideally having dealt with prosecutions across a range of local government areas. If so, then we’d really like to hear from you. Attendance at court in Medway, Sevenoaks and occasionally London or elsewhere will be required.

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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