Opportunities in the Legal Department

Job Information

Salary: Various

Contract Type: Permanent/Full Time

Hours: 37 per week (open to Job Share)

Location: Based Hailsham and Bexhill with homeworking


This is an exciting time to join the Council. We are expanding our legal team to ensure we can support and help deliver our clients’ Corporate Plan aspirations. We are looking for qualified lawyers to join our supportive team. If you are an ambitious and highly motivated legal professional keen to maximise your potential, then we’d love to hear from you.

We are a shared legal service carrying out work for Wealden and Rother District Councils. Our Legal Team has a crucial role providing client focused and professional legal advice, support and assistance.

We’ll offer you the opportunity to work with a team of experienced and qualified legal specialists which will enhance your personal development and technical skills.

We have the following positions:

Post number U2021 – Team Leader/Principal Lawyer (Planning) – £47,115 to £59,931 p.a.

Post number U2007 – Solicitor/ Lawyer (Property) – £32,472 to £40,900 p.a.

Post number U2015  – Solicitor/ Lawyer (Commercial and Governance) – £32,472 to £40,900 p.a.

Post number U2011 – Solicitor/ Lawyer (Litigation) – £32,472 to £40,900 p.a.

Post number U2017 – Solicitor/ Lawyer (Planning) – £32,472 to £40,900 p.a.

(Note above salary ranges include a 10% market allowance)

When applying, please specify the post(s) you are applying for in your application.

Joining us in these key roles, you’ll quickly make a positive impact and continue to improve life for our residents.

Wealden is a superb place to come and work, live and enjoy life. The area is steeped in history, with the iconic High Weald AONB, Ashdown Forest and South Downs close by. Leisure opportunities abound along our stunning coastline, within our vibrant and growing towns and attractive countryside. The District is amongst one of the most attractive and diverse in East Sussex and offers a stimulating and varied range of environments and opportunities within which to develop and advance your legal career.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a professional and committed team and we want to hear from applicants who can contribute positively to the work and culture of a growing, dynamic and ambitious team. This is your chance to make a difference and join an expanding team.

You will be responsible for your own caseload as well as working with more senior colleagues on major and complex transactions. You can expect to be working on a wide range of casework. Any exposure to work within the local government sector would be a distinct advantage as would a proven track record in the specified area of law.

You will be team orientated but able to work autonomously, with strong commercial acumen and communication skills.

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

We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment. We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities and all applications will be treated on merit.

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.

If you have any queries regarding these vacancies, please contact us in the first instance via email at Human.Resources@wealden.gov.uk

Job Description

Closing Date: 11/07/2022

Interview Date: W/c 18/07/2022

Post Number: Various