Derbyshire Dales District Council

Commercial Solicitor

Matlock, Derbyshire
£35,229 - £39,002 per annum
03 Jul 2018
17 Jul 2018
Practice area
Company and commercial
Full time
Contract type


Salary: Scale 11 (£35,229 - £39,002 per annum)

Hours of work 37 per week – 3 Years Fixed Term

We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable Solicitor to work within a small and friendly in-house legal team, dealing primarily with contract and procurement matters across the whole of the Council’s services. The role also provides an excellent opportunity for personal development to broaden skills across other areas of Local Government Law.

You will need to have excellent organisational skills and be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with colleagues, elected Members, outside organisations and members of the public.

You will need to have 2 years post qualification experience as a Solicitor or Barrister and be able to demonstrate:

  • Solid  all round knowledge of the law and practice relating to local authorities and of the specific areas listed in the job description;
  • A natural ability to command the respect and trust of colleagues and elected members;
  • Effective presentation skills;
  • Your understanding of the commercial and political pressures facing small local authorities and their desire to continue delivering a quality service

As an individual you will be accustomed to working under pressure and be self-motivated.

The Derbyshire Dales is a wonderful place to live and work.  We have fantastic towns and countryside, all within easy reach of Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham and Derby.  We are planning for housing and business growth, yet our district includes a National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For more information, see the Job Description and Person Specification.  If you would like to discuss the position informally, please contact Katie Hamill, Senior Solicitor, on 01629 761319 or e-mail

Please apply online at

The closing date for completed applications is 12 midnight on 17th July 2018. 

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