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Litigation & General Solicitor/Legal Executive


37 hours per week, Salary Range: £28,926 - £38,110 per annum

This vacancy is to undertake prosecution and litigation work for the Council and other areas of local government law.

The successful applicant will be experienced in:

•Handling varied caseloads of criminal and civil litigation

•Contested and uncontested advocacy

•Drafting pleadings and related documents

•One or more of the other areas of legal work undertaken by the Council including: planning, environmental, housing, licensing, enforcement, employment, traffic and parking work, and administrative law.

This post is designated as a partial home-working post.

In line with national trends the Council is continuing to explore options for sharing legal services with other Hertfordshire Councils and this post may be key in delivering those options.  

We can offer you an excellent benefits package including a final salary pension scheme, generous leave allowance, flexi-time, leisure concessions and more.

As a Council committed to equality and diversity we welcome applications from all sections of the community.  All full time posts are open to Job Share unless otherwise stated.  Disabled people who meet the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

Further Details

If you are interested in this position you can find out more details by looking at the following documents;

Job De  scription - Litigation & General Solicitor/Legal Executive This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it. (33kb)

 Person Specification - Litigation & General Solicitor/Legal Executive This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it. (45kb)

 Information about the post - Litigation & General Solicitor/Legal Executive This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it. (32kb)

If you would like an informal chat about the post, you can contact Katie White, Corporate Legal Manager on 01462 474315

Closing Date:  Noon on Friday 23rd March 2012

Interview Date:  Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th April 2012

How to Apply

To apply for a position you must complete the Council's online application form and submit it to be received by us no later than midday on the closing date.  Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms.  Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

You can apply online using our secure web recruitment tool..  You just need to do a quick search to find the post you are interested in and then click on the 'apply for job' link.  We have also developed some guidance in the form of frequently asked questions to help make your online application.

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If you have any questions, please call our recruitment line on 01462 474550, email us at, or by Text Phone on 01462 474800.

Guidance on Completing the Application Form

Your completed application form will be vital during the recruitment process, both for shortlisting and at interview. Therefore please ensure that you complete the form clearly, accurately and in full.  

Instructions on completing the various sections are included on the application form and the above FAQs, please ensure you read these carefully before completing. Please also read the advertisement, job description, person specification and additional information carefully before completing the application form.

When completing the application form you should target your skills and experience towards the criteria listed in the person specification and provide examples to demonstrate how you are able to meet each criteria.

As part of the application form we ask for Monitoring Information.  Please remember to complete this section as it is essential in enabling the Council to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality and Diversity policy. Please note that this information is not passed on to the Recruiting Manager during the application process (it is retained in Human Resources for monitoring purposes) to ensure that each application is shortlisted based solely on information relating to the post.

If you are selected to attend for interview we will let you know approximately 5 working days before the interview date.  In the event of you not hearing by this date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.