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Lawyer - Mid Sussex District Council

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Up to £39,177 pa

Job description

Lawyer - Litigation (Legal Services)

Full Time, Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a busy legal team at Mid Sussex District Council in Haywards Heath and help shape the way the service develops in the future.

We are looking for a professional, enthusiastic and highly motivated lawyer with relevant experience to join our Legal Services Team with the opportunity to handle a wide and varied caseload and maintain the provision of a high quality service. You will advise at Committees and act as an advocate in various other forums.

We are looking for a versatile lawyer to provide accurate legal advice on a range of contentious matters. You must have experience of working on litigation matters and have the ability to support the licensing, housing, procurement and contracting activities of the Council.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with initiative, a proactive approach to problem solving and a real commitment to the post and the Legal Services Team.

You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or equivalent with a current practising certificate.

We are situated in a glorious part of the country and along with this opportunity to enhance your career we offer free staff parking, are very close to Haywards Heath railway station, subsidised gym membership for you and your family at 3 leisure centres, a childcare voucher scheme, mutually agreeable flexible working arrangements and both a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement. Personal and professional training opportunities are regularly available to support you to achieve your career aspirations.

For an informal discussion please contact Clare McGough (Business Unit Leader for Legal Services) on 01444 477318 or Tom Clark (Head of Regulatory Services) on 01444 477459.

For a recruitment pack, apply on-line by visiting our website www.midsussex, > Working at MSDC, call 01444 477506 (24 hours), email:, or write to: HR Department, Mid Sussex District Council, Oaklands Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1SS.

Any job offer is subject to Basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

No CVs or agency applications accepted

Closing Date: 31st October 2017

Interviews: 13th and 20th November 2017