Bideford, Devon
06 Sep 2018
06 Oct 2018
Full time
Contract type

Salary up to £52,578 per annum plus
relocation package up to £8,000

Torridge is home to some of England’s most diverse and beautiful natural landscapes. Rolling green hills, golden beaches and rugged coastline make up an area covering 984 sq km. The region is a popular tourist destination, with rural businesses drawing upon this asset.

We have two exciting opportunities within our legal team for a Senior Solicitor & Monitoring Officer (at a salary of up to £52,578) and a Solicitor (at a salary of up to £38,052). The successful applicants will be involved in a diverse range of legal matters including property, planning, licencing, dispute resolution, contractual and constitutional/procedural matters. The Senior Solicitor will be the Councils Monitoring Officer and have overall responsibility for the provision of an effective legal service, with the allocation of work reflecting individual preference and expertise.

Both these roles are great opportunities to join an effective and confident Council. Like all Councils we face financial challenges but sound management has placed us in a strong position and our ‘open for business’ approach means that a number of exciting developments are currently taking place. In return we can offer one of the finest working environments in the South West. If you are the person for us, then we will do our very best to find a working arrangement that provides that all important work/life balance.

Torridge is a fabulous place to live, work and visit and you can find out more by visiting our careers page at
For an informal discussion regarding the Senior Solicitor post, please contact either Jenny Wallace (Head of Paid Service) on 01237 428703 or Steve Hearse (Strategic Manager - Resources) on 01237 428969. For an informal discussion regarding the Solicitor post, please contact Staci Dorey (Legal Services Manager) on 01237 428763.
Closing date: 28 September 2018 at midday
Interview date: 24 October 2018

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