Specialist Level 2 (Solicitor, Planning and General Legal Work)

Salary £32,878 – £35,934 p a 

SLDC serves an area that includes two national parks, with the majority of the stunning Lake District
National Park in our district, as well as western parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With friendly
communities, low crime rate, cultural attractions and stunning locations South Lakeland makes an
attractive proposition for one and all.
Here at SLDC we have recently embarked on an exciting journey, implementing our Customer Connect
Programme which will transform the way we deliver services by maximising digital technology and
putting customers at the heart of everything we do. The programme will improve services by allowing
our valued customers to do business with us in a simpler way. Through Customer Connect our
continued aim is to elevate South Lakeland as the ‘best place to live, work and explore’…would you
like to join us, share the experience and make a difference…?

South Lakeland District Council is seeking to recruit a solicitor within the Legal Services Team. The
post is based at the Council’s head offices in Kendal.
The successful applicant will be responsible for providing planning advice, drafting contracts, s106
agreements, preparing for hearings and Inquires and Planning enforcement work. Plus providing other
general advice to client services as required.
Other duties will include dealing with a range of matters including providing advice and drafting. You
will attend Council committees and working groups as required providing advice to officers and elected
members. You will also demonstrate the ability to work well as an individual and as a member of our
The successful candidate will need to possess a relevant degree and a current practising certificate.
Ideally candidates will have a demonstrable planning law background within either a private practice or
a local authority setting. Consideration maybe given to newly qualified solicitors with relevant
experience of planning law from any setting provided that they can demonstrate a strong work ethic, a
professional attitude, the ability to work under pressure and a desire to work in local authority. The
successful candidate will also possess good IT literacy skills and have the ability to use electronic
publications for the purpose of legal work and research.

For further information including the job description, person specification and details of how to apply,
please visit us at https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/your-council/job-vacancies/

We are unable to accept CVs alone for job vacancies, however, they can be attached to the application form.
Candidates that are shortlisted for interview will be informed by email (the email address used to
register with our recruitment site)

Closing date for applications: Monday 10 February 2020
Interviews will be held: Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 February 2020