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Senior Lawyer and Deputy Monitoring Officer

Vacancy Summary
Adur & Worthing Councils
Starting from £49,400 to £54,305 per annum
Worthing Town Hall
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
20/08/2021 at 23:55
Vacancy Description

Senior Lawyer (Litigation and Regulatory Team) and Deputy Monitoring Officer

Full Time: 37 hours per week (Part time considered)

Permanent Post

Salary: Starting from £49,400 to £54,305 per annum

Grade: Grade 10

Closing date: 20th August 2021, 23:55pm

Interviews: week commencing 


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Legal Services Section, based on the South Coast in Worthing Town Centre, West Sussex, providing a joint legal service to Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council.  

We are looking for a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive with at least 3 years’ post-qualification experience, to act as Senior Lawyer and Deputy Monitoring Officer for the Councils.  You must have substantial knowledge and experience of local government law and practice and in particular Housing, Planning & Licensing experience would be useful. 

Reporting to the Head of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer, you will be responsible for managing and leading staff within the Litigation and Regulatory Team. You should therefore ideally have relevant leadership experience, or have the proven ability to develop leadership skills. You will also participate in the continuous development and improvement of Legal Services through engagement in management initiatives with the service’s Management Team.

The successful candidate will undertake both contentious and non-contentious legal business, managing and providing quality legal services to all levels of the Councils and assisting the Head of Legal Services in the provision of corporate legal advice. 

You will be required to regularly advise Members and Senior Officers, and attend Council meetings which will involve some evening work.

The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills; strong negotiating skills; the ability to apply the law to complex issues and provide clear, accurate legal advice; and be an excellent team player. 

The Council operates flexible working practices.

For an informal discussion, please telephone Maria Memoli, Head of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer, on 01903 221119. 

For further details please see www.adur-worthing.gov.uk.

Equal Opportunities
Adur and Worthing councils have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Adur District and Worthing Borough Councils are equal opportunities employers and encourages applications from people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, people of any religion or belief or sexual orientation and job sharers. Childcare subsidy is payable in appropriate cases. Work base location is indicated, however you may be asked to work at any such place within the Adur District and Worthing Borough Council Service’s area as required. Additional Information As part of Adur & Worthing Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.
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