South Lakeland District Council


£35,229 - £38,052
10 Aug 2018
20 Aug 2018
Full time
Contract type
Locum/Contract, Permanent

Solicitor x2

1x permanent, 1x fixed term (18 months)

Salary scale K £35,229 - £38,052

37 hours per week


We have a number of great opportunities in our Legal Team that have arisen as part of the innovative and forward thinking journey we have recently embarked upon, implementing our Customer Connect Programme which will transform the way we deliver services, by maximising digital technology and putting customers at the heart of everything we do. The programme will improve services by allowing our valued customers to do business with us in a simpler way. Through Customer Connect our continued aim is to elevate South Lakeland as the ‘best place to live, work and explore’…would you like to join us, share the experience and make a difference…?

The posts will be based in the beautiful market town of Kendal in South Lakeland, a district covering parts of the stunning Lake District National Park and the western parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With friendly communities, low crime rate, cultural attractions and stunning locations, South Lakeland makes an attractive proposition for one and all.

Permanent Solicitor: responsible for providing advice to clients on a range of matters including litigation, prosecutions, licensing, environmental health and general governance matters.


Fixed Term Solicitor: responsible for providing advice to clients on a range of matters including property   and contract matters as well as general governance matters.

Candidates should possess experience in property law, contract law and at least one of the following:- local government, planning and right to buy matters as well as possessing a relevant degree and current practising certificate.

To be a success in our Legal Team you will be a strong team player, able to use sound judgment to solve problems and enjoy a challenge.  With effective communication skills, you will be committed to delivering the best possible service for the benefit of our residents. Possession of good IT literacy skills and the ability to use electronic publications for the purpose of legal work and research are critical.

For further information including the job description, person specification and details of how to apply, please visit us at   

We are unable to accept CVs alone for job vacancies, however, they can be attached to the application form. Candidates that are shortlisted for interview will be informed by email (the email address used to register with our recruitment site).

Closing date:                 Monday 20 August 2018

Interviews will be held: Week commencing 3 September 2018