Solicitor – Directorate of Corporate Resources

Worksop, Nottinghamshire
£29,055 - £30,756 per annum
01 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018
Barrister, Solicitor
Full time
Contract type

Bassetlaw District Council is an organisation that is committed to the future of its community, within which the Legal and Licensing team plays a key role in service delivery. The Council is looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual who can make a difference within its service.

In addition to Solicitors’ with experience the Council would welcome applications from candidates who are either recently qualified or about to qualify as Solicitors.  We can offer both a positive and supportive working environment along with comprehensive development and training, giving you a real opportunity to develop wide-ranging skills and experience.

Solicitor – Directorate of Corporate Resources

37 hours per week, permanent

Salary Scale: SO2 i.e £29,055 - £30,756 per annum (Subject to Job Evaluation)


You will undertake legal work across a full range of the Council’s activities including preparation of contracts and agreements, Information law, conveyancing, litigation and advocacy.

As part of a small team, you will need to be hard working and adaptable with the ability to build good working relationships with colleagues, client officers and Council members.

 The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Qualification as a Solicitor or Barrister (or is about to qualify) and preferably some post qualification experience.
  • Minimum degree qualification plus qualified as a Solicitor or Barrister.
  • Current Practising Certificate and evidence of continuing Professional Development
  • Good working knowledge of local authority law and the legal and statutory requirements of a District Council
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following areas; civil and/or criminal litigation, planning law, contract law, commercial and/or residential conveyancing, Information Law.
  • A full current Driving Licence.

The benefits include flexitime, 24 days annual leave rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service, in addition to bank holidays and an extra day over the Christmas period and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

To request an application pack, please visit, email or telephone the HR Team on (01909) 533121. Please quote COR0434P position reference number on the application form and within all correspondence.

CLOSING DATE:                   12.00 noon on 28th September 2018

INTERVIEW DATE:                To be confirmed