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Trainee Solicitor

Legal office, County hall, Newport

Grade 7 £22,572.00 to £23,953.00 per annum

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Matthew Drake at 01983 821000 email:

Vacancy Reference: 50031906

Closing Date: 27/06/2022

Contract Type: Fixed Term 2 years starting September 2022

Hours: 37 per week


The Council are seeking to recruit a trainee solicitor to join the councils 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



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 Matthew Drake at 01983 821000 email:


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The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. 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, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

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.


We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. 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. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.  

Closing date: 27/06/2022