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Principal Solicitor

Rutland County Council
Scale PO4, Salary £41,846 - £44,697 (pay award pending in April 2019), plus potential for additional market supplement of up to £6,000
Rutland -- Oakham
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week. Full time, permanent.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
11/03/2019 at 17:00 PM
Rutland County Council

Why Rutland?

Because we make a big difference and we really are the one of the best places to live, learn, work, play and visit.   Plus we have amazing teams, delivering great services throughout the county.  

What is the role?

You will be our in-house Principal Solicitor covering a broad range of functions, giving high quality advice on complex issues to our Members and officers. A great opportunity to move into a County/Unitary role or to expand your skills and experience at a senior level.     You will certainly have the opportunity to make a contribution across all our services and to some major projects.

The role will also take the lead on managing our partnership and contracted out legal service.

What you'll need to succeed Qualified solicitor or barrister and fellow of CILEX, followed by legal experience in complex case work.   Equally important is a style and approach that is thorough and context based, constructive and outcome focussed and enables great decision making. Building relationships and working productively with members and officers is essential as is the ability to present professionally, with clarity and confidence.

What you'll get in return Our benefits include a competitive salary and pension scheme, flexible working arrangements, payment for professional subscriptions, support for professional and personal development, and generous annual leave entitlement - as well as the opportunity to work in a supportive team.  

Please note this post is Politically Restricted.

We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we really want to hear from you… 

What to do now… Please visit www.rutland.gov.uk for further details. For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Phil Horsfield, Deputy Director Resources – Legal and Corporate Governance on 01572 758154 or email: phorsfield@rutland.gov.uk

The closing date for applications is 4 March 2019 with an interview date to be confirmed. 

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team. 

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable

Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

How to apply

We will be accepting online applications for this role, if you require access to a computer or the internet resources are available at Rutland County Council’s Catmose site and within the County’s libraries, a member of the team will be happy to help you with your application.

Please contact us on 01572 75 8291 to make alternative arrangements, if for any other reason you may struggle to complete the online application. The application forms can be made available in alternative and accessible formats.

Further information on this vacancy

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