£32,234 - £35,745 per annum pro rata (plus up to £8,000 relocation allowance)
Up to 37 hours per week
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