Solicitor (Property)

Southampton, Hampshire
£42,806 – £48,430 per year +
15 Jan 2019
28 Jan 2019
Practice area
Commercial property
Full time
Contract type

Southampton City Council
Solicitor (Property) - 6 Months Fixed Term Maternity

Closing date      28/01/2019 23:59:00

Job Type           Permanent

Job Hours         Full-time

Industry            Legal

Location           Southampton, Hampshire

Salary               £42,806 – £48,430 per year +

Job Description

Have you got what it takes to drive and support change across two ambitious, innovative and transforming Councils?

The Southampton and Fareham Legal Services Partnership (Southampton City Council and Fareham Borough Council) is an outcome-focused service recognised for professional excellence and a finalist in five categories of the Lawyers in Local Government Awards 2017, including Legal Team of the Year and overall winner of Project Team of The Year 2017 and in 2018 Commended for Litigation Team of the Year and overall winner of Legal Team of the Year.

We provide strategic and professional advice and services covering all aspects of local government law.

We have a 6 month fixed term maternity cover opportunity with an option to extend for Up To a further 6 months for a Solicitor specialising in Property law to join our dynamic and growing team during a period of significant transformation and major project delivery within the Councils supported by the Legal Partnership. You will have a focus on commercial property matters, working in conjunction with the commercial law team. You will also be required to provide additional ad-hoc support across the full range of services offered to both Southampton and Fareham Councils.

To be successful you will be a practicing Solicitor or Barrister with 3+ years Post-Qualified Experience together with strong advocacy and advisory skills and competence with IT and case management systems. In addition, you will have an enabling, positive approach to finding solutions to complex problems, good appreciation of risk management and working flexibly across a multi skilled team supporting colleagues regardless of speciality is essential.

If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

To apply for this role please visit click on the 'Apply' button below to complete the online application form.

Contact details for informal discussion:

For further information and details regarding the position please contact Simon Collison, Senior Solicitor 

Additional information:

  • This post requires a Standard DBS check.
  • 37 hours per week.
  • This post is a 6 months fixed term contract with an option to extend for Up To a further 6 months.
  • Potential start date on Tuesday 23 April 2019.
  • It is usual for successful candidates to start at the bottom of the pay grade.
  • Interview will take place on Wednesday 6 February 2019.
  • Please see the job description for more information.

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed detailing how you meet the essential and, if applicable, the desirable criteria for the role. Unfortunately we no longer accept CVs as part of our application process. 

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