Assistant Solicitor / Lawyer (Contracts)

Job Information

Salary: £31,680 - £39,900 p.a (includes Market Allowance)

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time (open to Job Share)

Hours: 37 per week

Location: Based in Hailsham, East Sussex, with the opportunity of Flexible / Homeworking in accordance with operational needs


Wealden is a great place in which to live and work, located in a stunning area of the South East of England. Wealden and Rother Legal Services is a shared service partnership between Wealden District Council and Rother District Council.

An opportunity has arisen to provide legal support and advice to Wealden and Rother District Councils on their corporate and commercial arrangements and data protection matters. This will involve supporting the Legal Services Manager and Principal Solicitor for Contracts & Procurement in providing legal advice on corporate and commercial matters including drafting, reviewing and advising on the Council’s contractual arrangements and advising on procurement activity. You will also be required to advise on data protection law and practice and information governance issues and assist with other work as required.

Working in Wealden District Council’s busy legal team you will need experience of contracts and commercial law within a legal practice or in-house legal team and demonstrable experience of advising on public procurement issues. You will also need relevant experience of advising on information governance and data protection matters.

You will be a Practising Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and, in addition to excellent communication skills, you will demonstrate high standards of client care and the ability to work well in a team. Knowledge of local government and administrative law will be an advantage.

We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, market allowance, career average salary pension scheme, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime and discounted leisure centre membership.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job Description

Closing Date: 27/11/2020

Interview Date: TBC

Post Number: U2015