Senior Solicitor



GRADE: GRK (£39,931 - £43,654)

Working within Legal and Democratic Services you will be part of our Litigation and Advice team.

You will undertake litigation, advocacy and advisory work in connection with all the Council’s functions or on behalf of any other body for which the Council provides legal advice. In particular you will focus on providing licensing and planning advice and representation.

You must hold a current Practising Certificate, be able to carry out a range of tasks within a broad litigation based remit and manage a demanding workload with minimum supervision. It is also essential that you have effective interpersonal, communication and report writing skills, together with the ability to work as part of a team.

Experience of other areas of Litigation would be beneficial such as: Debt Recovery, Education, Employment, Housing and Social Work.

A minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience, good IT skills, experience of supervision of administrative/paralegal staff and a willingness to be involved in designing and delivering training for client services is also desirable.

Placing on the salary scale will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit

For an informal discussion about the role contact Nairn Young on 07483 390908 or email

For further information and to apply please visit

Closing Date: Thursday 4 March 2021.