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Local Government Lawyer

Employer
Torridge District Council
Location
Devon
Salary
£32,234 - £35,745 per annum (plus up to £8,000 relocation allowance)
Closing date
3 Feb 2022
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Job Details

£32,234 - £35,745 per annum pro rata (plus up to £8,000 relocation allowance)

Up to 37 hours per week

Permanent

Who we are

Located in Northern Devon, we're the Local Authority for the area of Torridge. We look after our residents and visitors providing a wide range of services. All this in an area of 984 square km with a population of 67,000, it's no easy task but our team of around 270 employees are integral to supporting our local area and working hard to provide the best positive service for our customers.

Torridge District Council are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated lawyer (solicitor, legal executive or barrister) to play an important part in the delivery of legal services to the Council.

Responsibilities of Post

The successful candidate will be responsible for dealing with a varied caseload and providing professional legal advice to members, officers and at committees, enabling the council to deliver its priorities to the communities it serves.

Requirements of Post

This role requires you to have a broad understanding of the law affecting local government but also detailed working knowledge and experience in one or more areas of law relevant to Local Government (e.g. property, conveyancing, environmental health and housing, planning, contract law, litigation)

You will also have to be a confident communicator, able to influence, persuade and advise in a professional manner whilst also remaining politically aware.

Benefits of Working for Us

Our office is located on the banks of the Torridge estuary in Bideford, one of the most breath-taking parts of the South West within walking distance of the dramatic North Devon Coastline.

If you are looking for a new professional challenge then contact Staci Dorey, Head of Legal and Governance on 01237 428763 for a confidential and informal discussion about how this opportunity might be right for you.

We have a friendly and supportive working environment that offers flexible working and therefore consider applications from both full and part time candidates - please specify what working hours suit you in your covering letter.

To view a job description or to apply please visit our careers website https://careers.torridge.gov.uk/ to submit a cv and covering letter.

Closing Date: 3rd February 2022

Interview Date: 15th February 2022

Company

Located in Northern Devon, we're the Local Authority for the area of Torridge. We look after our residents and visitors providing a wide range of services, including the planning and building control and collection of waste and recycling. All this in an area of 984 square km with a population of 67,000, it's no easy task but our teams work hard to provide the best positive service.

People

Our team of 260+ employees are integral to supporting our local area. As a local authority, being impartial is important to us, ensuring nothing deters us from helping our customers.

We're always looking for innovative and smart individuals for a multitude of roles within our departments. We understand that for the best to come out of our employees we need to invest in their development. Our employees have completed Masters Degrees, PRINCE2 qualifications and more through our training schemes.

Community

This is at the heart of everything we do. We are focused on making our area a better place to live, work and visit, so the community is always in our minds.

Our Community Grant Scheme has helped fund vital projects in both our towns and rural locations, including refurbishments of clubs, equipment for sports teams and even an engine for a boat! Our Officers have been directly involved in regenerating our towns and villages, as well as working with local working groups to assist in their smaller projects.

Values

We hold our values in high regards and they are the foundation in which our work is built on. They are 'Working with others', 'Delivering excellent customer service', 'Adapting and responding to change' and 'Displaying and promoting professional integrity'.

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