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Advert STRATEGY, PERFORMANCE AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS Legal Services Solicitor 35 hours per week Permanent £47,014 - £49,715 / £25.76 - £27.24 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance) From an innovative renewables industry to a busy...

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STRATEGY, PERFORMANCE AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
Legal Services

Solicitor

35 hours per week
Permanent
£47,014 - £49,715 / £25.76 - £27.24 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance)

From an innovative renewables industry to a busy oil terminal, from world-class heritage sites to a vibrant cultural scene, there is a lot going on in Orkney.

Orkney provides a beautiful setting in which to live and work and a wonderful opportunity to combine a fulfilling and challenging career with the best that the islands can offer in terms of lifestyle. Our vibrant and forward-thinking community is regularly voted one of the best places to live in Scotland.

Orkney Islands Council is looking for a diligent and motivated Solicitor to join its legal team. The post will suit a candidate with a particular interest in dispute resolution and adult/child safeguarding matters, but also a willingness to deal with other areas of work.

You will be expected to advise and represent the Council in court and tribunal proceedings across a wide range of matters, including permanence orders, adults with incapacity, mental health warrants and child safeguarding matters, debt recovery and housing actions. You will also provide advice on other areas of the law including public law, licensing and data protection and freedom of information law.

You should hold a law degree (LLB) and a Diploma in Legal Practice or Diploma in Professional Legal Practice or equivalent. You also should be a qualified solicitor holding (or eligible to hold) an unrestricted Practising Certificate issued by the Law Society of Scotland.

You should have the experience to work under limited supervision, with well-developed communication and IT skills and you must have a working knowledge of relevant legislation.

You should be able to travel efficiently and effectively between work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

This post is subject to Standard Disclosure Scotland clearance.

For an informal discussion about the above post, please contact Karen Bevilacqua, Service Manager (Legal Services), by telephoning 01856 873535 or e-mailing karen.bevilacqua@orkney.gov.uk 

Closing Date: Sunday 7 April 2024

Please note that interview and relocation expenses will be paid for this post, in accordance with Council policy.