Senior Assistant Lawyer
County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4QD
£32,910 - £36,922
Permanent, full time
Applications are invited for a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives to join the Litigation section of Devon County Council’s Legal Department.
If successful you will be responsible for managing a varied civil and criminal litigation caseload to include Trading Standards and Education prosecutions, conduct of civil proceedings in the County Court, drafting, advocacy and the provision of legal advice on a wide range of legal matters including highways, and education.
Previous Local Government experience is desirable but not essential, however you must demonstrate that you have a keen interest in working in the public sector. The post will require some advocacy experience and you will be required to attend court on a regular basis. The willingness to learn new areas of law and ability to provide fast-paced legal advice on a variety of legal topics is essential.
We offer an attractive package of benefits, including:
- 21 days' paid annual leave (rising with length of service), plus bank holidays and two statutory days at Christmas
- Access to the attractive Local Government Pension Scheme
- Flexible working opportunities including flexitime and homeworking
- Access to Perks at Work and Devon Discounts schemes, offering a fantastic array of savings and discounts at local and high-street brands
- Personal development opportunities
For an informal discussion please contact Carl Hedger on 01392 383 000.
To download the full job description and to apply, please visit www.devonjobs.gov.uk and search using reference REC/20/09578. When completing the “Supporting Statement” section of the Application, please ensure that you have addressed the above-mentioned responsibilities
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. This role requires a DBS disclosure.
Closing date: 15/11/20
Interview date: 24/11/20