Solicitor/Legal Executive - Property and Contracts

South Lakeland District Council
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Solicitor/Legal Executive - Property and Contracts

Permanent, Full-time (37 hours per week), Flexi-time scheme

For salary scale information - see below

South Lakeland District Council is seeking to recruit either a solicitor or legal executive to its Legal Services Team. The post is based at the Council’s head offices in Kendal.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing property advice to clients on conveyancing transactions, both freehold and leasehold of registered and unregistered land, including sales, purchases, deeds of exchange, leases, tenancy agreements, licences, easements and compulsory purchase orders.

Other duties will include dealing with a range of contractual matters including providing advice and drafting. You will attend Council committees and working groups as required, providing advice to officers and elected members. You will also demonstrate the ability to work well as an individual and as a member of our small team.

The solicitor post requires the successful candidate to possess a relevant degree and current practising certificate.

Previous experience in conveyancing and at least one of the following is required: - Local Government, planning, contract law, procurement law.

The successful candidate must possess good IT literacy skills and have the ability to use electronic publications for the purpose of legal work and research.

This is a career-graded post and candidates will be appointed on the following scales:

  1. Qualified solicitor - Salary Scale K (£34,538 to £37,306) per annum
  2. Legal Executive - Salary Scale I (£28,485 to £30,785) per annum

For further information including the job description, person specification and details of how to apply, please visit our website.

We are unable to accept CVs for job vacancies.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 2 May 2017 - noon

Interviews will be held: Wednesday 10 May 2017