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Assistant Lawyer (Litigation & Regulatory Team)
  • Employer: Adur & Worthing Councils
  • Reference: DRD/22/195124
  • Published: Wed 11/05/2022, 15:36 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 25/05/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting from £36,371 to £39,571 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Worthing Town Hall, West Sussex

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Assistant Lawyer (Litigation & Regulatory Team)

Assistant Lawyer (Litigation & Regulatory Team)

Salary: Starting from £36,371 to £39,571 per annum

Grade: Grade 7

Hours: 37 hours per week

Closing date: 25th May 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Legal Services Section, based on the South Coast in Worthing Town Centre, West Sussex, providing a joint legal service to Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council.  

We are looking for a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive, with knowledge and experience of Litigation, Housing, Planning or Licensing law, preferably gained in a Local Government environment.  The post would suit a qualified professional with one to three years’ experience. 

Reporting to the Senior Lawyer and Deputy Monitoring Officer in the Litigation and Regulatory Team, the successful candidate will be located in Worthing and be responsible for advising on housing, planning and licensing law, dealing with general litigation matters, conducting advocacy, researching and analysing legislation, advising on its interpretation and providing innovative, proactive and enabling advice to Officers and Members of the Councils.

We are looking for a positive, driven and innovative professional with excellent analytical and research skills, who is a good team player, and has the ability to give clear, accurate and practical legal advice.

The post will be based in Worthing town centre.  The Councils operate flexible working practices.  Some evening work is required.

For an informal discussion, please email Geoff Wild, Head of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer,  geoff.wild@adur-worthing.gov.uk  

Staff are our most important asset and we therefore have a benefit package which reflects our continuing commitment to our employees.  This includes:

  • Generous leave entitlement; a minimum of 25 days + Bank Holiday entitlement
  • Local Government Pension
  • Training & development
  • Occupational Health
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Flexible working options

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. Staff work in a supportive and safe environment, recognising their responsibility to value and respect each other’s contributions. Standards of conduct must be of the highest level to ensure that no-one is harassed, bullied or victimised. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, staff engagement forums and are keen to hear from applicants from a variety of different backgrounds.