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The Council is looking for a highly motivated lawyer to join us to work on a variety of projects and areas of legal work. This is a new and stimulating position and an opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated lawyer to join Douglas Borough Council in a role in which you will be able to strengthen and develop your existing skills, whilst sometimes working with outside advocates.


The range of legal work we can offer is exciting, from supporting housing, planning and service contracts with the provision of comprehensive legal advice and guidance to taking the lead on litigation matters. This position also offers a career opportunity with a diverse and challenging workload. The successful candidate will be expected to provide advice in a political environment, work collaboratively with Members and Senior Officers, and very closely with the Chief Executive and the Corporate Management Team.


You must be a qualified advocate, barrister or solicitor with excellent communication, organisational, research and analytical skills.  Knowledge of local government is not absolutely necessary. Flexibility and a positive approach are essential.  


For the right person, this is a role that could offer responsibility, whilst the Council provides you with encouragement and development to ensure we continue to deliver outstanding service levels. In-house practice in local government can be varied and exciting, opening up opportunities including outside the law, which you may never have contemplated.


If you are ambitious, dedicated and efficient in delivering excellent service and can embrace the challenges and opportunities presented then we would like to hear from you. In return, we can offer you a tremendous opportunity in local government and an interesting but demanding role in a friendly and supportive environment.


The post is a permanent 37 hour per week position, with the salary starting point being dependent on level of experience, We would be pleased to receive an application from candidates whatever stage you are at in your legal career, whether you are newly qualified, returning to work after a break, or looking to do something different. The Council offers a defined benefit pension scheme with a contribution of 6.8% - 7.2% (depending on salary spinal column point).


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Closing Date : Friday, 18 October 2019