Chief Solicitor

Employer
Harrogate Borough Council
Location
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Salary
£54,347 to £59,516 per annum
Closing date
8 Nov 2020

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Practice area
Public law
PQE
4 years, 5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
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CORPORATE AFFAIRS

LEGAL AND GOVERNANCE

Job Title : Chief Solicitor
Post Number: CL01
Grade: E02  
Salary: £54,347 to £59,516 per annum
Hours: 37 per week

Harrogate is an ambitious Council with a clear vision, a wide range of corporate priorities and important projects to deliver. A unique opportunity has arisen for a lawyer and manager who can demonstrate the potential to take on a senior, influential role leading on a number of corporate projects.

As a qualified and experienced solicitor or barrister, you will need to be confident working with all levels of local government officers, councillors, external solicitors and barristers and a range of external stakeholders across Yorkshire, providing advice and support.

We are looking for a candidate with experience in local government to provide strong technical advice, bringing creativity and solution-focused thinking to support the Council in delivering its key strategic projects.

The Chief Solicitor is also responsible for the management of the Legal Services and Procurement team. The Chief Solicitor is also the deputy monitoring officer.

Alongside a  competitive salary, the Council offers excellent benefits including flexible working hours, agile working arrangements, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and leisure facility discounts.

Please call 01423 500600 ext 56036 if you wish to discuss this post with the Head of Legal & Governance.

Closing date for Applications: 8 November 2020

Interviews to be held on: 17 November 2020

To apply, please visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/jobs. Please call 01423 500600 and ask for the HR Support team if you need further assistance.

Please note that Harrogate Borough Council does require all applicants to complete the Council’s application form and attach their CV and suitability statement.

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