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Assistant Lawyer

Vacancy Summary
Adur & Worthing Councils
Starting from £34,788 to £37,849 per annum
Worthing Town Hall
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
24/01/2020 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

Assistant Lawyer

Salary: Starting from £34,788 to £37,849 per annum

Grade: Grade 7

Hours: 37 hours per week

Closing date: Friday 24th January 2020

Interviews: to be held week commencing Monday 3rd February 2020

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 Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive, with knowledge and experience of the law relating to Commercial Contracts and Procurement, preferably gained in a Local Government environment.   Experience in commercial property matters would also be advantageous.

Reporting to the Senior Lawyer and Deputy Monitoring Officer in the Property and Contracts Team, the successful candidate will be responsible for advising on property and contract matters, negotiating terms and drafting documentation, researching and analysing legislation, advising on its interpretation and providing, proactive, creative and pragmatic advice to Officers and Members of the Councils.

We are looking for a positive, driven and innovative professional with excellent commercial and negotiation skills and the ability to give clear, practical enabling legal advice.

The Councils operate flexible working practices.  Some evening work is required to attend Council Committee meetings on an occasional basis.

For an informal discussion, please telephone Susan Sale, Solicitor to the Council and Monitoring Officer, on 01903 221119. For further details please see

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.
How to apply
In order to apply for this vacancy please use the Apply Online link below. No CVs or agency applications accepted.
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