We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable Solicitor to lead a busy in-house team dealing with legal matters across the whole of the Council’s core services, and to take a personal interest in specialist areas such as RIPA, procurement, FOI, litigation and asset management.
You will need to have extensive organisational and leadership skills and be capable of very good communication with elected members, other officers, outside organisations and members of the public.
You will need 5 years post qualification experience as a Solicitor or Barrister and be able to demonstrate:
- Solid all round knowledge of the law and practice relating to local authorities and of the specific areas listed in the job description
- A natural ability to command the respect and trust of senior management and elected members
- Effective advocacy and presentation skills
- Your understanding of the commercial and political pressures facing small local authorities and their desire to continue delivering a quality service
As an individual you will be accustomed to working under pressure; be self motivated, and an inspirational team leader.
For more information, see the Job Description and Person Specification. If you would like to discuss the position informally, please contact Sandra Lamb on 01629 761281.
Application forms are available by telephoning 01629 761286 or apply online at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk
The closing date for completed applications is 3 August
Interviews will take place on 8 and 14 August, 2012