Property & Contracts Solicitor
Would you like to live and work in one of the most beautiful parts of the country?
South Lakeland District Council serves an area that includes two national parks, with the majority of the stunning Lake District National Park in our district, as well as the western parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
South Lakeland District Council Legal Services department provides a professional legal and committee services function within a progressive and community focused local authority
The Council is seeking to recruit a solicitor within the Legal Services Team. The post is based at the Council's head offices in Kendal.
The successful applicant will be responsible for providing property advice to clients on conveyancing transactions, both freehold and leasehold of registered and unregistered land, including sales, purchases, deeds of exchange, leases, tenancy agreements, licences, easements and compulsory purchase orders.
Other duties will include dealing with a range of contractual matters including providing advice and drafting. You will attend Council committees and working groups as required providing advice to officers and elected members. You will also demonstrate the ability to work well as an individual and as a member of our team.
The successful candidate will need to possess a relevant degree and a current practising certificate.
Previous experience in conveyancing and either Local Government, Planning law, Contract law or Procurement is essential. They will also require good IT literacy skills and have the ability to use electronic publications for the purpose of legal work and research.
SALARY & BENEFITS
A competitive package is on offer, £34,196 to £36,937 per annum
A relocation package is also available
With its low crime rate, friendly communities, cultural attractions and great schools, it's little wonder that in the latest Quality of Life Survey 88% of residents say they are happy with life in South Lakeland.
The aim is to make South Lakeland the 'best place to live, work and explore'…why not come and join them and share the experience?
We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Please contact Kiran Purewal in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion about the role and for instructions about how to apply.
Closing date for applications is Monday 31 October.
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