Grade 11 – £35,934 to £37,849 per annum

37 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

About us;

Newcastle Borough Council have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Solicitor to join a small in-house legal team providing high quality, timely and business focused legal advice to the Council, its committees and departments to enable the proper and effective discharge of its many services.

The role;

The post offers a full and varied personal caseload including advice, support and representation across a mix of areas of legal work undertaken by the Council. You will also act as an advocate in courts, tribunals and inquiries on behalf of the Council.

About you;

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in local government or in private practice and will have qualified as a solicitor or barrister.

You will be an effective and concise communicator who can demonstrate experience and understanding of the need for political sensitivity & awareness. You will be capable of achieving targets and deadlines by managing your own workload and adapting to any unforeseen and urgent demands when necessary.

What we offer;

As a progressive organisation, we also welcome applications from candidates keen on working in an agile environment with flexible conditions.  We also offer a range of learning and development opportunities, generous annual leave, free car-parking as well as membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

For an informal discussion please contact Daniel Dickinson via email:

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 31st January 2020.

For an application pack, please contact Human Resources on (01782) 742265/742266 (24 hrs) or e-mail us at: You can also download an application pack by visiting our website (