Solicitor (Litigation/Employment ) – West Lothian Council
Solicitor – Litigation/Employment Full Time Permanent
Service Area: Legal Services
Location: Civic Centre, Livingston
Salary: £32,754- £37,391
Closing date: 26 August 2018
Reference number: 409.18
West Lothian Council is one of Scotland’s most successful local authorities and is based in Livingston.
Legal Services provides comprehensive legal and committee services to the council and is made up of four teams –Litigation, Property/Planning, Licensing and Committee Services.
This is a full time, permanent post although part-time job share may be considered.
This is a varied and challenging role as part of a small and busy team. As a member of the property/planning team, the post-holder is expected to undertake all types of general litigation and advisory work with particular emphasis on employment, in addition to housing, education, social work and contentious contract and procurement advice, and all other areas of work as are allocated to them to assist the Chief Solicitor to ensure that a quality legal service is provided to meet client requirements
The post holder will also be required to act as Clerk to council bodies and undertake such other areas of work as required.
The post is suitable for and will be of interest to an enthusiastic and motivated solicitor seeking a position which brings the unique challenges of being an in house legal adviser. The successful candidate will be client focussed and proactive in the identification of issues relevant to council services.
In addition to the technical competencies required the successful candidate will have excellent communication and team working skills. They will deliver advice to team members, council officers and elected members in a clear and concise manner, demonstrate a commitment to excellence in customer service and a flexible approach to meeting changing demands and priorities. They will contribute to and participate in the Councils training programme for colleagues and client services.
To apply online visit www.westlothian.gov.uk