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Client bath and north east somerset

Senior Lawyer - Bath & North East Somerset Council

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£29,323 - £37,306 per annum

Job description

Hours: 37 per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Service Area: Legal Services

Department: Democratic & Legal

The Place Legal Team undertakes a wide variety of work including planning, highways, traffic and parking, contracts and procurement; and local government law. Members of the team provide advice and assistance to officers and members at all levels across the Council. This includes negotiating and drafting agreements, acting as legal advisor to committees; and dealing with related litigation and appeals such as inquiries, prosecutions and challenges in the High Court. The case load is therefore a mix of contentious and non-contentious work.

We are seeking a self-reliant and enthusiastic lawyer who is keen to undertake this broad spectrum of work with minimal supervision. The successful candidate will practise primarily in the fields of planning and highways law, but they will need to be flexible and confident in undertaking other areas of the team's work when the need arises, particularly contracts and procurement.

We are a small, friendly team who work closely with our clients to help the Council achieve its objectives. The Council currently has a large number of innovative projects. This is an exciting opportunity to build relationships with clients, develop specialisms and get involved in varied and challenging work in the heart of this World Heritage city.

The Council offers a package of benefits including a generous annual leave allowance and flexible working. Requests for job share and part time working will be considered.

If you are interested in this post and require more detail after reading the job description please contact Simon Barnes on 01225 395176.

To apply, please use the online application facility.

Alternatively telephone 01225 396409 (24 hours), quoting the reference number and post title for a paper application pack.

Please note we do not accept CV's.

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Job Description Senior Lawyer 17CORP20635B

Person Spec Senior Lawyer 17CORP20635B