Specialist (Legal) Property and Contracts

Specialist (Legal) Property and Contracts
Permanent, Full-time (37 hours per week), Flexi-time scheme
Salary scale K £35,934 to £38,813 per annum

Would you like to live and work in one of the most beautiful parts of the country?
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 property advice to clients on conveyancing transactions, both freehold and leasehold of registered and unregistered land, including sales, purchases, deeds of exchange, leases, tenancy agreements, licences, easements and compulsory purchase orders.

Other duties will include dealing with a range of contractual 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 team.

The successful candidate will need to possess a relevant degree and a current practising certificate. Previous experience in conveyancing and either Local Government, Planning law, Contract law or Procurement is essential. They will also require 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 8th July 2019
Interviews will be held: Wednesday 17th July 2019