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Lawyer, Ref: 45000037

Litigation and Property Team, County Hall, Newport

Grade 12, £39,810 to £42,089 per annum

Contact: 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.

Vacancy Reference: 45000037

Closing Date: 29/07/2021

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent


We are looking for a motivated lawyer to join the Isle of Wight Council to provide criminal and civil litigation advice to internal departments and advocacy on behalf of the council.  The post will sit within the Litigation & Property Legal Team. The successful candidate will be able to handle a busy caseload with minimal supervision. You will be a qualified Chartered Legal Executive, Solicitor, or Barrister. 


Knowledge of regulatory law and criminal procedures is essential as the post holder should be able to provide immediate effective criminal support. Previous local authority experience would be an advantage, as would experience of dealing with civil litigation matters.


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Ben Gard, Principal Lawyer on 821000 ext. 6335.


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.


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.


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


In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


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.