Senior Lawyer (Governance and Regulatory Team) and Deputy Monitoring Officer
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Salary from £47,135 to £51,816 per annum
Closing date: Monday 8th October 2018
Interviews: week commencing Monday 15th October 2018
An exciting opportunity to join our Legal Services Section, based in Worthing Town Centre, West Sussex, providing a joint legal service to Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council.
We are looking for a qualified Solicitor or Barrister with at least 3 years’ post-qualification experience, to act as Senior Lawyer and Deputy Monitoring Officer for the Councils. You must have substantial knowledge and experience of local government law and practice. Housing, Planning & Licensing experience would be particularly useful.
Reporting to the Solicitor to the Councils and Monitoring Officer, you will be responsible for managing and leading staff within the Governance and Regulatory Team. You should therefore ideally have relevant leadership experience, or have the proven ability to develop leadership skills. You will also participate in the continuous development and improvement of Legal Services through engagement in management initiatives with the service’s Management Team.
The successful candidate will undertake both contentious and non-contentious legal business, managing and providing quality legal services to all levels of the Councils and assisting the Solicitor to the Councils in the provision of corporate legal advice.
You will be required to regularly advise Members and Senior Officers, and attend Council meetings which will involve some evening work.
The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills; strong negotiating skills; the ability to apply the law to complex issues and provide clear, accurate legal advice; and be an excellent team player.
Staff are our most important asset and we therefore have a benefit package which reflects our continuing commitment to our employees;
- Flexible working options
- Generous leave entitlement; a minimum of 25 days + Bank Holidays
- Training & development
- Child care
- Occupational Health
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- Eyesight tests
- Massage and Reflexology
- Staff discounts and offers
- Leisure centre membership discounts and offers
- Worthing Theatres discounts and offers
- Staff Social Club
For an informal discussion, please telephone Susan Sale, Solicitor to the Councils and Monitoring Officer, on 01903 221119.