Lawyer – Litigation (Legal Services)

West Sussex
up to £39,177 p.a.
10 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a busy legal team at Mid Sussex District Council in Haywards Heath and help shape the way the service develops in the future. 

We are looking for a professional, enthusiastic and highly motivated lawyer with relevant experience to join our Legal Services Team with the opportunity to handle a wide and varied caseload and maintain the provision of a high quality service. You will advise at Committees and act as an advocate in various other forums.

We are looking for a versatile lawyer to provide accurate legal advice on a range of contentious matters. You must have experience of working on litigation matters and have the ability to support the licensing, housing, procurement and contracting activities of the Council.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with initiative, a proactive approach to problem solving and a real commitment to the post and the Legal Services Team.

You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or equivalent with a current practising certificate.

We are situated in a glorious part of the country and along with this opportunity to enhance your career we offer free staff parking, are very close to Haywards Heath railway station, subsidised gym membership for you and your family at 3 leisure centres, a childcare voucher scheme, mutually agreeable flexible working arrangements and both a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement.  Personal and professional training opportunities are regularly available to support you to achieve your career aspirations. 

For an informal discussion please contact Clare McGough (Business Unit Leader for Legal Services) on 01444 477318 or Tom Clark (Solicitor and Head of Regulatory Services) on 01444 477459.

For details on how to apply and further information regarding this position including Job Description and Person Specification click the apply button.

Close date:  31 October 2017
Interviews dates:  w/c 13 November and 20 November 2017

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