Salary details: £41,496 - £44,539 per year (pay award pending)
Job term: Permanent
Appointment type: Full time
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Town Hall
Department: Regulatory Law
CBC23103 - Job description and person specification.
Full time, permanent and agile working
Chesterfield is a great place to live, work and play, with a proud heritage and significant growth ambitions for the future of its communities. We are the gateway town to the Peak District National Park and centrally located with excellent transport connectivity.
We are looking to recruit a practising Solicitor or Barrister to provide legal advice, support and assistance to council officers and members on contentious and regulatory functions relating to housing law, with a focus on disrepair claims.
The post holder will undertake the full range of civil and criminal litigation and regulatory law work including complex drafting, conducting hearings and appearing as advocate on behalf of the Council in particular in respect of Housing functions.
Substantial experience of complex legal case work (especially on disrepair claims), legislation and procedure in civil courts is essential for this role along with excellent communication skills.
The Council is an excellent employer with rewarding conditions of service which include generous leave entitlement and sick pay, flexible and agile working, progressive HR policies, access to the local government pension
For a discussion about this post please e-mail Gerard Rogers, Head of Regulatory Law and Monitoring Officer, at Gerard.email@example.com to set up a phone call.
How to apply
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Closing date: 27 November 2023
Provisional interview date: To be confirmed