Newcastle – Under -Lyme Borough Council

Chief Executives

Grade 11 £35,934 to £37,849 p a

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, barrister or legal executive.

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 Caroline Elwood, Interim Head of Legal on 01782 742122.

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 25 October 2019.

You can download an application form as a PDF (pdf 173kb) or Word Document (1mb) and email to

You can also download a Job Description (pdf 78kb), Person Specification (pdf 80kb), Recruitment Statement (pdf 126kb) and Guidance Notes (pdf 170kb)

You can also contact Human Resources on 01782 742265/742266 (24hrs) or email us at

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.  The Council is also committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.