Solicitor

Aberdeen
18.5 - 21.16

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Status: Permanent
Hours: 1 position x 37 hours per week and 1 position x 22.2 hours per week
Location: Marischal College

Job Purpose:
To provide a professional legal advice and representation service to the Council, and other organisations as authorised by the Council, as directed by the Team Leader.
To provide a customer and solution focused service based on the principles of continuous improvement, professionalism, integrity and best value.
To represent the Council’s interests in legal matters to a high professional standard.

Aberdeen City Council has recently modernised the way it delivers its in-house legal service which
provides legal and commercial advice to the Council and some public sector partners. Aberdeen City Council is one of Scotland’s largest councils and is at the heart of some of Scotland’s most exciting projects.

We currently have 2 opportunities for suitably qualified Solicitors to join our ambitious and progressive Service which aims to deliver a ‘right first time’ and solution-focused legal service, working with its clients to innovate, modernise and transform the way that Legal Services does business.

We have 1 permanent full-time vacancy and 1 permanent part-time vacancy in our Property Team which deals with sales and purchases of residential and commercial properties and land, leases, Standard Securities, Wayleaves and Servitudes, grant agreements and general advice relating to all property law matters.

The post holder must hold a current unrestricted practicing certificate from the Law Society of Scotland at the date of commencement of employment with the Council.

Aberdeen City Council also offers favourable terms and conditions including flexible working and salary sacrifice schemes

Requirements

The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:
Admitted as a solicitor in Scotland holding a Practising Certificate from the Law Society of Scotland.
An up to date knowledge of the legislation and practice in Conveyancing / Property law.

Responsibilities

The post holder is expected to demonstrate:
Provision of clear, succinct and commercially-focused advice and support to clients.
Active representation of the Council’s interests in legal matters to a high professional standard and in a manner which is flexible, accessible, approachable and solutions-focused.
A business partner approach to clients fostering a customer and solutions-focused approach to the delivery of legal services.
Effective building and maintenance of successful working relationships with internal and external partners to secure best value and to provide outstanding service.
Critical analysis and evaluation of information, data and situations to assist in problem solving and the provision of solution-focused advice including the management of risk.
Effective communication skills, both oral and written, to influence and resolve a wide range of legal issues of varying complexity.
Effective Team work and working on their own initiative.
Effective and appropriate prioritisation of work to meet tight deadlines.
Proficiency in analytical, research, investigative and drafting skills.
Adaptability to the changing priorities and working practices of the Service and the Council as a whole.

Application Details

Closing date:
12-Nov-2017

Steve Johnson

Reference No: ABC03714

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