Trainee Solicitor (P1700)
Job Title: Trainee Solicitor (P1700)
Salary: £28,515 to £30,814 inclusive annual salary + up to 19.7% employer pension contribution
Contract: Fixed Term Contract (24 months)
Post: Full-time (37 hours/week)
Location: Flexible working options
Annual Leave: 26.5 days, plus public bank holidays
Service Area: Legal Shared Services
Closing date for applications: 22 March 2023
Interviews are scheduled for w/c: 3 April 2023
The Legal Shared Service is a newly created partnering arrangement between St Albans City & District Council and Watford Borough Council. At its heart is the ambition to provide a customer focussed, quality legal service for the benefit of our local communities and the environment. Its driving force is a culture of strong teamwork and collaboration.
The new trainee solicitor programme is part of the Legal Shared Service’s integrated approach to recruitment and development of talent through greater opportunities for career progression and specialism. A larger and more specialised team offers the opportunity to do interesting and exciting legal work in a supportive environment.
This role will provide a high level of legal support and assist in all legal work undertaken by the Legal Shared Services Team on behalf of both Councils. The Trainee Solicitor will assist with casework in a variety of areas of law including housing law, planning law, property law, procurement and contract law, licensing & regulatory law, information law. This includes contentious and non-contentious work. The Trainee Solicitor will also be responsible for their own caseload.
The ideal candidate should hold an LLB or equivalent qualification and have completed the Legal Practice Course. Experience working as a paralegal would be desirable.
We are looking for someone who can demonstrate a high level of organisation skills to manage a variety workload and attention to detail in conducting work and drafting documents. Team working and results focused with excellent level of IT literacy using MS Office, Nuance Advanced, Westlaw, IKEN or similar specialist legal case management software.
The role is based in our refurbished offices in St Albans city centre, but some travel to Watford is also required.
St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City with a colourful history which can be seen in the Roman remains and variety of beautiful architecture, heritage sites and conservation areas. Set within green belt, off the M25, A1M and M1 the District includes a cathedral, historic city centre and charming villages. Our refurbished offices are in the city centre near to the station (London St Pancras 20 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short it is a great place to live and work.
In addition to working within a great team and a comprehensive salary you will have access to:
- 5 days annual leave + bank holidays
- Local Government Pension Scheme with current employer contribution up to 19.7% employer contributions
- Flexible working options
- Staff Parking Permit
- Reimbursement of professional fees
- Comprehensive management development and training
- Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres
- Leisure and travel discounts
This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.
For an informal discussion, please contact Jacqueline.Hutton@stalbans.gov.uk, Head of Legal Shared Services on 01727 819214.
For full details visit www.stalbans.gov.uk or email email@example.com or telephone (01727) 819251 stating your details and the post reference number.