Local Government Lawyer

Client: East Devon District Council

Location: Hybrid Working

Salary: Up to £50,642 per annum (including market supplement)

Closing date: Sunday, 09 April 2023 23:30

Local Government Lawyer 

Up to £50,642 per annum (including market supplement)

Honiton / Homeworking

Full time – 37 hours per week [part time also available by agreement]

We welcome applicants that would like to discuss flexible working arrangements.

About the role

We are seeking a Local Government Lawyer to join our talented legal team.  This role will support the Director of Governance & Licensing and the Principal Solicitor to provide an efficient and effective Legal Service which protects the Council’s interests, enables modern service delivery and reacts flexibly to provide a service tailored to client needs.  In this interesting and varied role, you will provide legal advice to council officers, committees and outside bodies, across your specialist area as well as governance and public administration.  

In return for your commitment, you will benefit from an excellent benefits package which includes generous annual leave, flexi-time, access to a Local Government Pension Scheme, and salary sacrifice schemes including, a child care voucher and cycle scheme.  In addition, you will also be encouraged to take advantage of learning and development opportunities.

About you

You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or equivalent and have up to date knowledge in any of the fields of property law, contract/procurement law, housing, licensing, administrative law, regulatory law and local authority governance as well as experience of preparing legal documentation.  You will be a confident communicator with excellent negotiation skills and the ability to solve problems in a pragmatic and timely way.  You must also be able to work co-operatively and supportively as part of a professional team and be able to manage conflicting priorities to deadlines.

About us 

In return, you will be part of a Platinum Investors in People (IiP) organisation which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment in which people want to live, work, visit and enjoy now, and for future generations.  And with our wide range of health and wellbeing benefits, our highly flexible and collaborative hybrid Worksmart working arrangements as well as our commitment to continuous learning and development, you can be confident of joining a dedicated community of colleagues who are Happy, Healthy and Here.


To apply online, please click the link below. 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Dan Wide on Dan.Wide@penna.com OR 07895 312029

For more about working for East Devon District Council, visit https://eastdevon.gov.uk/careers/working-at-east-devon-district-council/

Closing date: 9th April 2023 Interviews: 20th & 21st April 2023