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Lawyer

Employer
Northumberland County Council
Location
Northumberland
Salary
£33,486
Closing date
8 Jun 2022

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Sector
Corporate Services, Legal
Job role
Solicitor
Contract Type
Full time
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Northumberland County Council is a progressive Local Authority supported by an experienced and talented Legal Services team with high standards in the provision of timely, accurate and quality legal advice. The team is seeking to expand and reshape owing to a restructure of the service and internal progression, and as a consequence we have a requirement for qualified Lawyers or Legal Executives to provide additional support to the Legal Services team.

The Role
We are seeking to recruit experienced and knowledgeable Lawyers/Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives in the following areas:-
-Governance and Property,
-Contracts and Procurement,
-Planning and Highways
-Child Safeguarding,

A qualified solicitor or barrister (or about to qualify) or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives holding a current practising certificate, you will bring plenty of in-depth knowledge of your specialised area and be able to advise and communicate with in-house clients and colleagues.

You will have an eye for detail and good organisational skills, which will enable you to carry a substantial workload. Flexible and innovative in your approach, you will help us to positively develop new areas of practice.

We offer a beneficial local government employment package, including a generous annual leave entitlement, the offer of a local government pension and flexible working opportunities, including hybrid working amongst our many other benefits. Salary is dependent on experience, qualifications and the skills that you can bring.

For all roles the applicant must be able to meet the travel requirements required.

If you would like to be part of a dynamic, busy and friendly team committed to providing an excellent legal service we would very much like to hear from you.

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £33, 486 for a newly qualified lawyer or FILEX, or £38,553  for 1 year PQE, with a top of the band £42,614.
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
- Flexible working arrangements, including hybrid working

Essential requirements:
- A qualified solicitor or barrister (or about to qualify) or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives holding a current practising certificate,

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Lynsey Denyer, Senior Manager, legal services on 07766 471651  or lynsey.denyer@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

To view a copy of the Job Description and Personal Specification 1 year PQE please see the attached supporting documents. Please click here

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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