Expiring today

22 Jul 2019
19 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
On behalf of our local authority client, we are recruiting a Solicitor to take on a contract that is scheduled to start on the 5th August and run until the 4th July 2020.

Under the direction of the Principal Solicitor, the role of the Solicitor isto carry out such legal and administrative duties as are necessary to provide legal advice and services in connection with the Council's commercial activities as are required. Initially, the post will focus on commercial property, and landlord and tenant matters, together with such other matters as may from time to time be required; however, it is anticipated that within a period of three years the postholder will be in a position to provide basic advice in relation to other areas of the Council's commercial activities.

Initial Duties and Responsibilities:

*At the direction of the Principal Solicitor, to undertake all legal work commensurate with the nature of the post.

* To support and assist the Principal Solicitor in the following areas:


1. Commercial property matters;

2. Landlord and tenant matters;

3. Acquisition and disposal of land;

4. Planning, and town and village green matters; and

5. Such other matters and work types as may from time to time be required.

* To draft legal documentation, appropriate with the nature and grading of the post.

*To undertake all work assigned to them in a competent and professional manner.

*To represent Legal Services in meetings, courts, inquiries and appeals, appropriate with the nature and grading of the post.

* To provide cover and support for the Solicitors, Barristers and Legal Executives, as required by the Principal Solicitor.

*To undertake legal research as and when required.

* To undertake such electoral duties as required from time to time.

*To undertake such personal training as may be deemed necessary to meet the duties and responsibilities of the post, and to assist in the training and development of other staff.

*To undertake such other duties and responsibilities, commensurate with the grading and nature of the post, as may from time to time be required.

Extended Duties and Responsibilities:

Within three years, to provide basic advice in relation to:


1. Commercial contract matters;

2. Procurement matters;

3. Construction contract matters; and

4. Such other commercial matters and work types as may from time to time be required.

Corporate Responsibilities:

* You will:

* demonstrate a commitment to the principles of equality of opportunity and fairness of treatment in relation to employment issues and service delivery.

* respect all confidentialities and principles and practices of the Data Protection Act.

* comply with Health and Safety policies and legislation.

* be committed to continuous personal development, including Middlesbrough learns.

* demonstrate a commitment to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, highlighting any areas of concern with the appropriate service and adhering to the policies of the Council relating to these issues.

The above duties and responsibilities cannot totally encompass or define all tasks which may be required. The outlined duties and responsibilities may, therefore, vary from time to time without materially changing either the character or level of responsibility: these factors are reflected in the post.

We are looking for candidates with the following:


Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive

Experience / substantial experience of commercial matters, covering commercial property, and landlord and tenant matters.

Commitment to develop knowledge in other areas of commercial activity.

Proficient in administrative tasks (completing and drafting forms etc.).

Computer literate with Microsoft Word, Excel and Internet Explorer.

Ability to work unsupervised.

Experience of prioritising and managing own workload.

Experience of developing junior staff.

Experience of the use of time recording and case management systems.

Experience of working in local government.

Does this sound like you? Apply without delay!

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Advantages of working via Nineteen Recruitment

* Weekly pay paid via a PAYE equivalent model (at no cost to worker)

* Excellent level of support from the agency whilst you're in role

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* You will be kept informed of any new and relevant work opportunities coming up in the future

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