Senior Paralegal

Location: Leyland, South Ribble
Salary: £33,820 to £34,723
Hours: 36.25 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: 5 May 2023

We are looking for an enthusiastic Legal Officer to join our Legal team who is committed to the development of a positive, professional, and forward-looking service.

You should be enthusiastic and confident with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

What you’ll be getting up to
• This is an excellent opportunity for a lawyer to develop and broaden their professional skills. You would be working across two local authorities and at times would need to travel between them.
• You will have the opportunity to work in a number of diverse areas relevant to a district council including property work, prosecutions, planning, contracts and litigation.

Who we’re looking for
• You will have experience of working within a legal department
• You will be educated to degree level.
• Local government experience is preferred but not essential, but you should have a flexible approach and be able to deliver in a busy and challenging environment.

About Us
We are proud to be part of both Chorley and South Ribble Councils. We work closely with the councils to ensure that our services align with their objectives and priorities. And we are committed to delivering the services that make a positive impact on the lives of the residents, businesses, and visitors.

Our Benefits
In addition to our fair and transparent salaries, you’ll have 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (and Christmas Shutdown). Access our Health Cash Plan for cash back on a variety of medical treatment and use our benefits hub for discounts on brands you love. A market leading Local Government Pension.

For an informal chat about the role please contact David Whelan by email at

Applicants are advised to apply early. We reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received.

Equal Opportunities
We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to the elimination of unfair and unlawful discrimination and prejudice in all our policies, procedures, and practices.
We’re committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and accessible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, please contact us at
If you are disabled or your last employer was the armed forces, and you meet all the essential criteria of a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

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