Property Lawyer/ Solicitor (Maternity Cover)

Working pattern
Full Time
Contract type
Fixed Term
Closing date
18 May 2021


Northallerton, DL7 8AD

About the job

Property Lawyer/ Solicitor (Maternity Cover)

Grade K and M

Salary: £32,910 to £43,857

Salary: Locations: County Hall,Northallerton/ Ryedale District Council Malton - this role can be homeworking with an expectation to work from County Hall or Malton on occasions.

Contract: Fixed Term – up to 9 months

Hours: 37hrs per week


We are looking for a Solicitor/Barrister/Legal Executive with qualified experience in property law to join our team to provide maternity cover. The ideal candidate will be a confident team player who is a quick learner. You will have a fine eye for detail and thrive in a fast-paced environment with a dynamic and varied workload.

To be successful you must:

  • Hold a qualification as a Lawyer, Barrister or FILEX;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of property  law;
  • Be aware of the political structure and functions of the Council;
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively in writing to produce documents in a range of formats and style to suit a range of audiences and produce a representative record of meeting discussion and actions;
  • Have an ability to interact positively with colleagues, clients and elected Members.

Knowledge or experience of working in Local Authority is advantageous but not essential, we would welcome applications from the private sector.

Flexible Working Opportunities

As an organisation we strongly believe in promoting a work life balance, with flexible working opportunities and modern technology you will be able to deliver your role to suit both your personal and our business needs. Our core hours are Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:00, but with our flexible arrangement, you may work your contracted hours around your personal circumstances with the additional benefit of collating flexi hours. You may also benefit from homeworking with an occasional requirement to work from the office.

Benefits for Working for us.

In return for your hard work and dedication to our service, we can offer you the chance to be part of a strong and supportive team. We offer exceptional company benefits such as salary sacrifice schemes in technology, professional qualifications and green car schemes.

You will also benefit from a variety of competitive employee rewards such as generous leave entitlement and local government pension scheme. We also offer discounted retail offers and health schemes to name but a few. More information is found in our Total Rewards Brochure.

If you are interested in playing a key part in our Legal team and would like to have an informal conversation, please contact Catriona Gatrell Head of Legal (Corporate) on 01609 532211

To apply click on the apply button below or alternatively email your CV to

Key dates:

Closing date:  18 May 2021

Interview date:  Late May

Total Rewards Brochure.pdf
Job Description.docx


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