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Trainee Solicitor REF: 50057352

County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight

Grade 7 £21,589 - £22,911 per annum

Vacancy Reference: 50057352

Closing Date: 05/06/2020

Hours: 37 per week

Fixed term Contract for 2 years commencing August 2020

The Council's legal team are seeking to recruit a trainee solicitor to join the Council's in house legal service and work in the Social Care Legal team.  

The successful candidates will be confident and articulate.  Having already demonstrated your academic credentials by completing the Legal Practice Course you will be looking to make a rapid transition from academia to real world problem solving within an evolving legal framework.  Your advice will be key to decision making within a supportive and supervised environment.

The post will focus on child protection, Adult protection and education. The successful candidate will be required to assist in attending meetings, offering legal advice and drafting documents as well as appearing in court.

This position will allow the successful candidate to take the exciting opportunities that local government work provides particularly in relation to advocacy.

Some previous experience of working in a legal environment would be an advantage although you will be supported by an existing team of highly experienced fee earners.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Mat Drake at or , on 01983 821000 ext 9398.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is and equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.

 This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.

Closing date: 05 June 2020