Directorate: Corporate Services
Starting salary: JM3:- £41,591 per annum
Location: Based in Castlewood, Clevedon
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing date: Monday 08 August 2022
This is an exciting opportunity to work in a beautiful location just south of Bristol on the gateway to the south-west and join a dynamic in-house legal department which delivers an efficient and high-quality legal service to its client departments within North Somerset Council. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and highly motivated regulatory lawyer to be part of our busy litigation team.
You will need to be a confident court advocate with experience managing a wide range of cases with your experience preferably gained in a local authority environment, although cross transferable skills and experience gained elsewhere will be considered. Experience of working in local government is desirable but not essential.
This post holder will ideally have comprehensive knowledge and experience in handling a caseload of contentious regulatory matters, including prosecutions and will be required to provide comprehensive advice to council departments covering a wide spectrum of public services. The successful candidate will be expected to manage a wide ranging caseload of both straightforward and complex legal work of any nature.
Primarily a home working environment with occasional attendance at the office to carry out specific tasks e.g. attend meetings/training and court hearings as required. With a focus on work/life balance and personal wellbeing, we offer flexible working, including home working with dedicated legal support. This is your chance to make a difference and join a small team of friendly and experienced lawyers.
If you feel you have the necessary background, experience, enthusiasm, drive and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.
This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Closing Date: 08 August 2022
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Sue Buck Solicitor/Litigation Team Leader on 01934 634926 (Monday-Thursday).
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/jobs-training/council-jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 16 August 2022
Interviews will be held in person at The Council offices, Castlewood, Tickenham, Clevedon
Appointment will be made to the grade commensurate with the postholders’ qualifications, legal knowledge and practical experience.
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.