There will also be an opportunity, together with an expectation of willingness , to diversify into other areas of local authority work and gain experience in a range of legal services.
The team places a strong emphasis on work/life balance and staff development. We offer flexible working.
This is a full time, permanent post although part- time job share may be considered.
In addition to the technical competencies required the successful candidate will have excellent communication and team working skills. They will deliver advice to team members, council officers and elected members in a clear and concise manner, demonstrate a commitment to excellence in customer service and a flexible approach to meeting changing demands and priorities.
The Solicitor is responsible for providing a wide range of legal services, as part of the Legal and Democratic Services Section, to the Council and its Directorates.
The team deals with a diverse and complex range of work reflecting the variety of issues for which the Council has responsibility, ensuring that at all times the council operates in accordance with the law in an increasing complex statutory and regulatory environment. The majority of staff time is spent supporting the work of internal clients, namely the various service departments on core matters but staff also routinely provide advice and guidance relative to service policies and procedures, governance issues and also act as legal advisers relative to business transacted at the Council’s various Committees and sub-committees. The team also provides representation of the Council in court and tribunals etc and a service to external clients relative to liquor, civic government and other licensing.
This Solicitor post will normally focus on the provision of Regulatory Services including Licensing (as adviser to the Licensing Committee and Depute Clerk to the Licensing Board) and Planning (as adviser to the Planning and Regulatory Services Committee, Local Review Body and Planning Service). However the Solicitor may be required to assist in any of the following areas:
The range of services may include the following:
More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.
The successful applicant will be responsible for payment of their own Practising Certificate and contribution to the Guarantee Fund.
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