The Moray Council

  • Location: IV30 1BX
  • £22,431.50 to £24,486.20 per annum, SJC Grade 6 (36.25 hrs)
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: MOR03739

Job Description

To assist in the provision of an effective and efficient service to the Council, it’s members, officers and Committees in relation to all legal matters.


The Legal Services team sits within the Council’s Legal and Democratic Services Section. The team deals with a diverse and complex range of work reflecting the variety of issues for which the Council has responsibility, ensuring that at all times the Council operates in accordance with the law in an increasing complex statutory and regulatory environment. The majority of staff time is spent supporting the work of internal clients, namely the various service departments on core matters but staff also routinely provide advice and guidance relative to service policies and procedures, governance issues and also act as legal advisers relative to business transacted at the Council’s various Committees and subcommittees. The team also provides representation of the Council in court and tribunals etc and a service to external clients relative to liquor, civic government and other licensing.

3.1 Assist the Senior Solicitor (Property & Contracts) and other solicitors within the legal team in the provision of a full range of legal services to the Council, its Committees, Members and Officers and in particular to progress the following:-

• Title investigations
• Access rights and core path issues
• Trust administration
• Commercial leases
• Conveyancing
• Legal research
• Improvement grants
• Road Traffic Orders
• Charging Orders
• Tree Preservation Orders

3.2 Provide support to the Clerical staff in the administration of Property & Contracts work.


Experience of working in a legal environment
Conveyancing Paralegal qualification
Communication skills - oral and written, research/analytical skills, ability to work using initiative, IT literate, time management skills
Good analytical and research skills
Communication skills, positive outlook, ability to relate to people at all levels
Approachable, honest and helpful

Closing Date: 26 February 2019
Starting Salary: £22,431.50 (pro rata)
Hourly Rate: £11.90
14.5 Hours per week

Proposed Interview Date: 7 March 2019

For further information contact Aileen Scott 01343 563020


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