Closing date: Sunday 3 March 2019

Group: Support Services

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £35,229 - £39,002 per annum (Level 4)

Contract: Permanent

Location: Tavistock / Totnes, Devon


We are currently seeking to recruit a Senior Legal Specialist to join our Legal Community of Practice. As a fully qualified Solicitor / Barrister, you will be highly experienced in Planning Law and ideally one of the following areas:-

• Constitution, Governance, Administrative Law and Standards

• Litigation (Criminal/Civil)

• Law of Contract and Procurement

• Licensing and Environmental Health advice and support

In addition you will be confident in advising Senior Managers and elected Members on complex legal matters.  

About us

South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council are working together to deliver services across South West Devon. We have implemented a unique and forward-thinking business model with a strong flexible working policy, as well as the ability to work in an agile way. Employees have the opportunity to work from home or other suitable venues on a regular basis.

Finding the right people is critical to our future success. We are looking for someone who is able to think creatively, drive change and implement new ideas. We are willing to invest in the right person for the job. The ideal candidate will show potential and passion, as well a keen understanding of the impact of our work on our Councils and communities. If you think you have the right skills, capability and attitude to help us on this exciting journey, we want to hear from you

If you join us, you will become part of a small but highly skilled, motivated and positive team which is determined to give good value for money and a high quality experience to our customers.

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Please be aware that the assessment process will focus on our IMPACT Behavioural framework which has been developed to support South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils' ambitions for their workforce. The framework aims to enhance both individual and organisational performance and will be applied in recruitment, performance management and career progression. It defines the behaviours that all colleagues across both councils are expected to consistently demonstrate at work.