We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic Principal Solicitor to join our legal team. You should be a good communicator, confident in the written and spoken word, and able to give colleagues and Councillors clear and practical advice. We want a lawyer who puts plain language ahead of jargon, and for whom the legal process is a route to achieving the desired outcomes, not a barrier.
Your work will concentrate on complex property and contract work, both for the Council and its joint venture partners. You will need to have good working experience of both practice areas. You will also, on occasions, represent the interests of the Council in its other areas of influence. You should have an interest in the role of local government, how priorities for the community are settled and decisions made, and know how your legal skills can contribute to the process.
Our policies support our staff by enabling a positive work/ life balance including flexible working where possible. In addition to this, the Council offers many excellent employee benefits which include: pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement, health & well-being initiatives, employee support scheme and learning and development opportunities.