Assistant Solicitor .
East Hampshire District Council Havant Borough Council - Havant

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Job Title & Post Number
Assistant Solicitor

Closing Date
22 Feb 2013

Correspondence Email
hrteam@havant.gov.uk

Hours per week
37

Type of Vacancy
Permanent

Salary
£34,268 - £37,966

Grade
H

Job Description
We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative lawyer, committed to providing high quality cost effective legal services within a joint legal service to two progressive local authorities.

The Councils are progressing with their partnerships and looking at innovative ways to deliver services. This post offers an opportunity to a person with previous commercial experience in either the private or public sector to commence their career in local government at a time of tremendous change. The post of Assistant Solicitor provides a comprehensive client focused legal service to both Councils with responsibility for the conduct of a broad range of local government work. This includes a significant caseload of a mixed nature such as commercial advice, particularly advising on different delivery vehicles, advocacy, legal advice, contentious and non contentious matters and other related legal/administrative matters.

You will have the ability to advise and brief others, along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively on your own as well as being part of a wider team of lawyers. You will be able to influence and persuade others within a complex political environment and to engender trust and confidence. Lastly, you will have plenty of integrity and the ability to contribute to the good governance of the Councils.

The post, which is based in Havant, offers an exciting opportunity to continue to develop a progressive public sector legal practice within an ambitious joint legal team.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on 22nd February 2013. No CV's, previous applicants need not apply.

Prior consideration will be given to those that are at risk of redundancy at Havant Borough Council and East Hants District Council.

Applications are welcome from all parts of the community and we appoint on merit.

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