Copeland Borough Council


£43,757 - £47,870 per annum
14 Sep 2018
05 Oct 2018
Full time
Contract type


Grade 6 £43,757 - £47,870 per annum

37 hours per week

An opportunity has arisen within our legal department for a permanent, full time, qualified solicitor to join our team and make a valuable and positive contribution to Copeland B.C.

Copeland is located on the west coast of Cumbria and is a unique and memorable borough, with an extensive western coastline around the principle town of Whitehaven, showcasing some of the world's most stunning scenery among the mountains and lakes of Lake District National Park, a recognised Area of Outstanding National Beauty, and, most recently receiving the award of a designated World Heritage site.

Copeland Borough Council is a modernising, progressive authority led by an Independent Elected Mayor.  It is working tirelessly to constantly improve and implement a corporate strategy focused on “working smarter” to ensure Copeland can deliver effective and efficient services and is the best place for its residents to live and work, as well as being a highly attractive destination for both visitors, inward investment and entrepreneurs to both enjoy and thrive.

We are looking to recruit a talented and ambitious individual who is keen to build their career, while at the same time make a significant contribution to shaping the future of Copeland.

Essentially you will be a qualified solicitor (public or private sector) with a number of years post-qualifying experience.  Ideally you will have a detailed knowledge of local government law and have responsibility for a range of legal portfolio matters including property, contracts, and general governance. The successful applicant will be a strong team player, have excellent communication skills, be able to use sound and professional judgement for problem solving, and, enjoy a challenge.

You will work in a modern office environment with on-site parking in a Town Centre location and in return we can offer you flexible working hours, a generous pension scheme, Life Assurance, Child Care Voucher, Relocation Assistance, a strong commitment to Education and Training Support, and, a wide range of family friendly working arrangements that will allow you to balance your work and home life.

If you would like to be part of a proactive, forward thinking, innovative and progressive organisation and feel you possess the relevant qualification, skills and experience, then we would love to hear from you.

Please see job description and person specification for further information.

The closing date: Friday 5th October 2018

Interviews will be held week commencing 8th October 2018

To apply for this vacancy you need to complete an application form.  You can complete an online application form by visiting or alternatively please contact Customer Services Department, The Market Hall, Market Place, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7JG, tel: 01946 598300.