Senior Legal Executive/Solicitor
Malvern Hills District Council is a great place to work, with high levels of resident satisfaction and motivated staff who enjoy working with us. Located in South Worcestershire the district boasts a beautiful natural environment, a rich heritage and plenty to do and see. Malvern Hills District is also ranked in the top 20 best rural places to live in the UK.
We pride ourselves on being a progressive organisation. We spend our time and energy on what we know matters to our residents and communities – things like creating jobs, keeping the streets clean, helping people feel safe and preventing homelessness.
Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find. That's why, as well as a satisfying job, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as flexible working arrangements, generous holiday entitlements, a pension scheme, plenty of opportunities for personal development, and discounted gym membership.
We share a Chief Executive and a joint management team with Wychavon District Council. Whilst they retain their own political structures and distinct identities, the joint management structure allows us to maximise the opportunity to deliver a wide range of good value services to our customers and communities, and operate and develop shared services and partnership arrangements with each other and with other councils.
Senior Legal Executive / Solicitor
£33,782 - £37,890 / £37,890 - £41,881 per annum
The role assists the Director of Legal and Governance and Head of Legal Services in providing an efficient and effective shared legal service to both Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council (the Councils) and ensures that all business is conducted lawfully
You will deal with various areas of legal work relating to the performance of the Councils functions generally but will have a particular emphasis on prosecutions and regulatory matters (please refer to the job description for further information).
You will be a qualified solicitor, barrister or legal executive who has experience of litigation preferably in the magistrate’s court. Relevant local government experience and dealing with planning enforcement would be an advantage but is not essential. You will work closely with clients across several directorates and will manage a mixed case load. You will have excellent communication, drafting, advocacy and organisational skills. The role also requires you to demonstrate commitment to delivering the Councils core values of great customer service, openness and accountability, innovation and improvement and fairness and respect.
We are looking for qualified person with a range of Legal experience in areas such as:
- Criminal law
- Civil Litigation
- Environmental law
- Land Drainage
A keen negotiator with excellent communication skills are also essential for this role.
To discuss the post or for further information, please call Heather Peachey on 01684 862348.
Closing date: Sunday 20 June 2021
Interview date: Thursday 1 July 2021