SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER
Employer: Newark & Sherwood District Council
- Reference: NSDC/17/38956
- Published on: Thu 13/07/2017 16:05 PM
- Closing on: Mon 07/08/2017 12:00 PM
- Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
- Hours: 37 hours per week.
- Salary: £32,486 PER ANNUM - £34,538 PER ANNUM
- DBS Check: No
- Location: Kelham Hall, moving to Castle House near Castle Station, Newark in September
SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER
SCALE NS12 - £32,486 to £34,538 p.a.
In addition a Market Supplement of £3k may be available for the right candidate
An opportunity has arisen for a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or a qualified Legal Executive to join our small team.
Ideally with some local authority experience you will deal with all aspects of local government law, with emphasis on litigation, housing, advocacy and licensing. You will have effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, diplomacy and flexibility. Approachable and sensitive to the needs of the customers, elected members and employees you will be able to manage a varied workload working to competing deadlines, with the opportunity to obtain experience in a broad range of local government law and regulation. There will be a requirement to attend some evening meetings as and when required.
The district is currently experiencing a time of growth and development and we will be moving to a newly built office overlooking the castle next year. The Council is forward thinking and progressive, offering flexible and agile working and a generous annual leave package which provides a great work/life balance.
The post requires you to have regular access to a vehicle to enable you to travel within/outside the district to carry out your duties which may include (but are not restricted to) attending meetings, different work locations, conducting site and other visits and transporting heavy/bulky equipment or materials for business purposes as and when required.
NSDC is committed to building and maintaining a flexible, resilient and responsive workforce, who can support the needs of our residents. We want to attract as wide a pool of talented candidates as possible and, where we can, will offer you flexibility in the way you work. We will consider suggestions for how the responsibilities of the role can be met through working different hours, days or in different locations. We may not be able to offer flexibility in every role, but where we can, we are happy to discuss options with you at interview.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Richard Lawrence, Chief Legal Officer on 01636 655234 or Tracey Mellors, Business Manager HR, OD and Legal on 01636 655219
Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 7 August, 2017
Interviews and testing to be held on Tuesday 15 August, 2017