Practice Development Lead (x3 Posts) (East, West & Central Dorset)
Salary details: £30756 - £37107
37 hours per week
(part time will be considered - minimum 30 hours per week)
£32,233 – £35,229 (pro rata)
What you’re great at:
You’ll be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive (with a current clean practicing certificate) with up to date knowledge and experience of regulatory work including at least one of the following areas: planning, environmental health or licensing. With experience of drafting a range of legal documentation for either civil and/or criminal courts and/or of a statutory regulatory nature, you will also have excellent communication skills both written and verbal and the ability to understand and explain complex regulatory law related matters to Officers and Members. As a person committed to providing a solution focused customer service, you will also be flexible in your approach, have a great team work ethic and a positive attitude.
What you will own and how you will grow:
You will initially be working in a small, friendly and dedicated Legal Team that is currently based in Dorchester, a lovely part of Dorset, which is committed to providing an excellent client experience as part of a shared service arrangement to three district Councils. You will deal with a range of regulatory law related matters and have the opportunity to become involved in supporting the delivery of a wide range of projects and activities. We have just received a decision confirming that, along with other Councils in Dorset, we will be transforming into a Unitary Council in the next eleven months. This is therefore a great opportunity for a person who would welcome being involved from the beginning in the creation of a new local government experience for the constituents of the area.
What we are about:
We are currently a joint staff team working for three councils (North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council).
Dorset Councils Partnership believes that people do their best work if we make it easier for them to meet their personal responsibilities. The Partnership promotes innovative flexible and part-time working to support and encourage anyone who requires this flexibility to balance work and life. The Partnership is committed to making our recruitment process barrier-free, and as inclusive as possible for everyone.
How to apply:
To apply for this job, please read through the job description and person specification attached to the right of this page then follow the ‘Apply for this job’ link. In the ‘Relevant Experience’ section of the application you will be expected to explain how you meet the criteria for this role listed on the person specification. When explaining how you meet the criteria, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience.
Please note that staff currently in the redeployment pool will have prior consideration for this position.
Closing date: 4 June 2018