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Solicitor / Lawyer
Grade 15 £40,180 Pro Rata
Up to 37 hours
We are looking to fill a newly created role to support the increasing workload within our Legal Services Team in Northallerton. Up to full time hours (37 hpw) are available for this post and we would welcome part-time / job share applicants or those interested in working full time.
Based in the heart of North Yorkshire, Hambleton district occupies the broad Vale of York between the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, both containing designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hambleton is a predominantly rural district which hosts five vibrant market towns. From frontline services to multi-million pound projects the Council’s main goal is to provide a special place for residents to live and businesses to grow. To do this we need the best employees.
We are looking for a dynamic and skilled professional to join our small but highly experienced and supportive Legal Services Team to deliver quality legal work for the Council. You will provide legal advice and support across all departments of the Council on a wide range of matters relating to local government law. As a team we work dynamically to achieve the Council’s goals, developing our knowledge and experience along the way. You will handle your own caseload which could involve (depending on the candidate) drafting contracts, planning obligations, regulatory and litigation matters and working on the Council’s commercial projects.
What you’ll need to succeed
You will have strong transferable legal skills and a good working knowledge of the relevant areas of law. You will have the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships and a positive approach to new challenges.
What you’ll get in return
• Supportive working environment
• Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
• Discounted membership of multi-site leisure centres – including an on-site centre with 24/7 gym access
• Flexible working hours
• Free on-site parking at our Northallerton office
• 20 days annual leave pro rata (which can increase up to 28 days depending on length of continuous service)
• 3 days additional annual leave pro rata to facilitate the Christmas office shut down
•12 days additional flexi leave per year pro rata (subject to operational requirements)
• The opportunity to develop your career via the Council’s Learning and Development Policy
To be shortlisted for this position, applicants must be able to give examples of how they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.
If you are interested and would like further information, please contact Laura Venn, Legal Manager for an informal discussion on 01609 767004 or Gary Nelson, Director of Law and Governance on 01609 767012.
An application form must be completed. CVs alone will not be accepted.
Application form, job description and person specification can be downloaded from our website www.hambleton.gov.uk
You can also obtain/return application forms for this post by:
• e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
• or by post to Human Resources, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Rotary Way, Northallerton, DL6 2UU
Closing date for applications: Monday 30th September 2019
Interviews are to be held on: Friday 18th October 2019 (subject to change)
Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. If you have not received a response by the interview date you should assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
We value diversity in our workforce and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview. Applications invited from all sectors of society, as covered by the Equality Act 2010.