Assistant Solicitor

Assistant Solicitor (P01942)

Hours: Part time (3 days per week)

Salary: Up to £41,356 per annum, pro rata

New Forest District Council is one of the largest District Councils in the UK.   We cover an area of approximately 290 square miles and have a population of 176,000.  

We are looking for a bright and confident newly qualified solicitor who wants to forge a career in local government. We are a small but dynamic legal team and keen to recruit a newly qualified solicitor who will obtain unprecedented experience in local government law including housing, planning, licensing and data protection. These opportunities don’t come up often. You will learn on the job and be assisted by highly experienced existing local government lawyers.

What we can offer is a great place to work and a great team and the chance to develop in a supportive and professional environment. We will work with you to put in place a structured personal development programme so that you gain strong skills across a wide range of legal subject matters. We are looking for ambitious staff who will grow with us.

At NFDC we believe that all our employees make a valuable contribution to the work of the Council and that's why we encourage a trusting and open culture where each employee is supported and respected equally, where ideas are actively sought and self-development promoted. We also recognise the value of a highly motivated and engaged workforce and we actively encourage a good work/life balance.

If you like the sound of this and have the ambition, knowledge and experience we're looking for we would like to hear from you.

Benefits include:

  • 26 days leave (plus an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service)
  • Good pension scheme
  • Payment of professional subscription
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional development

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Andrew Kinghorn (Legal Services Manager) on 023 8028 5000.

Closing Date: 17th August 2020

Interview Date: 25th August 2020

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