Staffordshire County Council

Trainee Solicitor

Stafford, Staffordshire
Salary: £23,541 – £27,041 per annum
30 Apr 2021
31 May 2021
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Trainee Solicitor (2 posts)

Salary:  £23,541 – £27,041 per annum

37 Hours per week – Fixed Term until 1/10/2023  

Do you have what it takes to be part of our team?

Are you ambitious, courageous and determined to empower Staffordshire’s families and businesses with the work that you do?

Do you want a structured training contract that will enable you to work in a forward-thinking organisation that will give you experience in high-value and complex commercial property and contract deals, litigation that changes people’s lives and work to protect the most vulnerable in our communities.

We are now looking to recruit a trainee solicitor to join our team but we don’t want just anyone.  We want someone who has the ability to be one of our star lawyers in the future.  We want someone who shares our vision for a legal team made up of people who are bright, creative, hard working and enjoy coming to work in the morning.  If this sounds like you then we want to hear from you.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

To apply for this post click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Closing Date: 31 May 2021
Interview Date: TBC 

For more information about the role please contact: Wendy Lofthouse, Team Leader on 01785 895754 or Paula Dalton, Team Leader on 01785276198.

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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