SLA03160 - Solicitor

South Lanarkshire Council

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Job Description

Finance & Corporate Resources

Location: Council Headquarters, Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA

Hours: 35 hours per week

Duration: Permanent plus Fixed Term 1 Year 

South Lanarkshire Council are seeking to recruit one permanent and one fixed term Solicitor to be part of the Litigation Team which delivers an excellent service providing representation and advice to the Council across areas including Social Work, Housing, Education, Planning, Employment and Debt Recovery. 

Permanent post 

The successful candidate should have the ability to undertake a wide variety of court and tribunal work including advising on employment issues, policies and procedures and responding to Employment Tribunal claims. 

Fixed Term post 

The successful candidate should have the ability to undertake all aspects of general litigation and advisory work within a busy in-house litigation team. 

Applications are invited from enrolled solicitors with a current Law Society of Scotland Practising Certificate. 

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003. The successful candidates will be subject to criminal records checks provided by Disclosure Scotland. 

Please refer to and click on Code of Practice for further information about the disclosure process and best practice. 

This post has been politically restricted in terms of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. 

Additional information for Internal Applicants - As one of the positions is Fixed Term, prior to making your application, please discuss your potential application with your current Line Manager. In the event that you are being considered for this post, your release to undertake this internal fixed term opportunity would need to be agreed in advance and managed by the service/s or resource/s. 

As the application process has changed, we recommend you familiarise yourself with the revised format and content of the form by clicking on the following link to access the applicant user guide. 

Applications online

Please note all correspondence with be sent to your email account.

Closing date:

Interview date: Friday 28th July 2017

South Lanarkshire Council / South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture are Equal Opportunities employers and encourage applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Double Tick Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers themselves to be disabled and who meets the competency requirements for the post.

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