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Trainee Solicitor

  • Location

    Devon, England

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £25295 - £26317 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Laura Hayward

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  • Reference:


  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


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Teignbridge Council currently have an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Solicitor to join their legal services team. The role will be a 2 year fixed term contract, and this Trainee Solicitor post is full time, 37 hours per week.

What you'll be doing: In the course of training to become a Solicitor you will be working with experienced Solicitors for two local authorities (Plymouth City Council as well as Teignbridge District Council), advising officers and councillors on a full range of legal issues relevant to local government.

What it's like to work here: With its diverse mix of coast, countryside, seaside resorts, cities, market towns, villages and moorland, Devon is a great place to work and live with good rail links to Exeter, Bristol, Taunton and London.

For this role: As a Trainee Solicitor you will be based largely be at Teignbridge District Council offices in Newton Abbott. You will also work with Solicitors in Plymouth City Council's legal team based in Plymouth as part of your commercial property training.

We value our staff and offer an excellent working environment, employee rewards and benefits include:

  • Competitive salary for high performing future solicitors
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous annual leave
  • Family friendly leave, pay and working arrangements
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership at Teignbridge District Council Leisure Centres
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Career development through professional learning and development

As an Investors in People Gold Award holder and a Disability Confident Employer, we value diversity and celebrate individuality across our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service provision and are only interested in your ability to do the job.

Closing Date: Tuesday 23 April 2019

Assessment Day and Interview: Friday 10 May 2019

For an informal discussion please contact Karen Trickey, Solicitor to the Council and Monitoring Officer or Laura Hayward in our Manchester Office.

We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Laura Hayward in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

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