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Senior Paralegal - Chorley Council

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£29,636 - £31,371

Job description

Senior Paralegal

(Fixed Term)

Working Pattern: Full Time 18 months

Come and join one of the most ambitious and forward thinking councils in the country.

We are going through an exciting period of change and there's never been a better time to join Chorley Council. You will find the role extremely exciting and rewarding as we challenge ourselves to provide the best possible services for residents and put employees at the heart of everything we do.

Recognised as one of the best councils to work for we offer a great range of benefits for employees including competitive salaries, a flexitime system, healthcare cash plan and discounts at major retailers.

The successful candidate will assist in delivering legal services in this high performing authority.

You should:
• have passed the Legal Practice Course, ILEX or equivalent
• have experience in one or more of the following areas: land law, landlord & tenant, planning, contracts and public procurement, criminal or civil litigation, licensing & regulatory law
• be able to work with limited supervision
• be a proven team player
• preferably have worked in a local authority legal department

You will also support the Legal Team in advising officers and elected members on other district council functions.

For further information please telephone 01257 515166.

Interview dates to be confirmed

To apply please visit the Chorley Council website and click on "Jobs"

Equal Opportunities

We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. We are committed to the elimination of unfair and unlawful discrimination and prejudice in all our policies, procedures and practices.

We are committed to ensuring that the principals of the various legislation, European Directives and equality standards are met. Our aim is to have a workforce that is reflective of the local community and this will allow the Council to respond to the diverse needs of the community more effectively and with sensitivity.

We seek to challenge any unlawful or unjustifiable discrimination and we aim to prevent exclusion on grounds such as age, disability, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion or any other unjustifiable reason. We will take appropriate action to resolve any issues raised where discrimination is alleged.

Please be aware if you are disabled or your last employer was the armed forces and you meet all the essential criteria of a post you will be guaranteed an interview.