It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.
Salary £29509 - £33250 per annum
Temporary full time position until February 2020
35 hours per week
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (subject to flexible working)
To start: February 2019
To provide the Council with comprehensive legal advice and assistance in relation to a wide range of statutory Local Authority functions.
Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.
You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to reach the interview stage. In cases where the majority of applicants meet all the essential criteria, the desirable criteria will be used to form a final short-leet.
The Jobholder must hold a Degree in Scots Law and Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice or equivalent. S/he must be admitted as a Solicitor by the Law Society of Scotland and Hold a Practising Certificate as a Solicitor issued by the Law Society of Scotland with previous experience of preparing for and conducting proofs and Tribunals and/or negotiating settlements.
The preferred candidate will be subject to a Standard Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the website.
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