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Legal Service Manager

Qualified Solicitor/Barrister and legislation your thing?

We are seeking a motivated and experienced lawyer to lead a team of 4 solicitors and a legal assistant in providing high quality, professional legal advice which is proactive and responsive to the Council’s requirements. You will have at least 5 years’ experience post qualification, with knowledge of key legislation and issues relating to areas of expertise (in particular planning), having dealt with complex and contentious cases.

Are you a people person? Do you have an approachable manner and confident in engaging at all levels?

This is the role for you, working with management, employees and elected members you will need to demonstrate excellent leadership skills and strong personal and professional credibility.

Got an eye for finer details?

Along with advanced written skills, you will also demonstrate outstanding verbal communication skills, able to communicate complex information clearly and concisely. You must have the ability to plan, manage and control a budget, with a flexible approach and excellent organisational skills

What’s in it for you?

  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays (plus 5 days for LG continuous service)
  • Up to £65,670 per annum (pay award pending)
  • Hybrid Working
  • On-Site Parking Available
  • Learning and Development for all staff
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (free 24 hour legal, financial and personal advice for employees).

About us.

As one of the largest districts in the country, with 6 towns and a close relationship with neighbouring conurbations, the New Forest provides a supportive environment in which everyone who works for us can help drive our aims.

We believe that all our employees make a valuable contribution to the work of the council and that’s why we encourage a trusting and open culture where each employee is supported and respected equally. We also recognise the value of a highly motivated and engaged workforce and we actively promote a good work/life balance.

If you're ambitious and passionate, are driven to deliver, and want to be part of our team, we welcome your application.

After reading the job description of what the role will involve, you feel you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Grainne O’Rourke:  02380 285076.

Closing date: 16 October 2022

Interview Date: W/C 17th October 2022

Legal Service Manager

New Forest District Council
Appletree Court, Beaulieu Rd, Lyndhurst SO43 7PA
Up to £65,670 per annum (pay award pending)

Published on 30 Sep 2022

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