The Council is looking for an experienced solicitor to lead and manage the Legal Services team to provide a comprehensive legal service across a range of District Council activities. You will be a qualified solicitor with excellent communication skills and a good general knowledge of the law affecting local government. You should have previous local government experience, be able to work independently and be able to provide high quality advice and assistance to Officers and Members of the Council. You will also be responsible for the budget management and performance of the Legal Services team. You will occasionally be required to travel independently around the District to attend meetings and events. There is also a requirement to work occasional evenings as required to carry out the duties of the post. This post is deemed to be a Politically Restricted post.