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Angus House Orchardbank Business Park Forfar, DD8 1AX
£39,219 - £44,227 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36.25 hours per week
Work From Home:

Job Description

Angus Council is inviting applications from talented, adaptable and enthusiastic legal professionals to complement our growing legal services team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen which is a key role working with our Contracts and Governance Team, offered on a permanent full-time contract.

In addition to joining a talented, supportive and welcoming team within Legal, Governance and Change, the post also offers a competitive salary and all the benefits of working for a public sector organisation, including Flexitime and entry to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Angus Council Legal and Democratic Services is committed to working flexibly and equipment will be provided to support working from home. This post is Workstyle 5 – Hybrid plus. In this workstyle most work activity (80%+) can be carried out at home or from another location. Approximately 20% of time could be spent at an office desk. Additional time may be spent, when required, in a council building using bookable spaces for collaborative working, meetings, training and mentoring purposes.

We are looking for applicants with a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, the desire and ability to work collectively and become a key team member. The workload will be varied, challenging and interesting. You will be supported in a collegiate environment and encouraged to develop a full range of legal and other skills to advance your career with us.

You will ideally have post-qualified experience in commercial law and be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of a wide range of commercial law matters. This will include the provision of advisory work to senior management, ideally with experience of major projects, commercial contracts, procurement, state aid/subsidy control, public law, corporate law and construction law. Applicants will be expected to draw upon professional and commercial acumen to provide tailored legal and business solutions.

Although experience is desirable, enthusiasm, flexibility and a desire to work in local government is essential. Applications from newly qualified solicitors will also be considered as well as, but not limited to, solicitors seeking a change in career and/or practice area.

You must have the ability to obtain a satisfactory Standard Disclosure Certificate.

Please note interviews will be held - to be confirmed.


Please refer to job outline and person specification for further details and requirements for this job.

About Angus Council

Please refer to the "applicant guidance" document when completing your application form and to the "welcome to Angus" document and our website for more information about working for Angus Council.

The Individual

We are happy to discuss flexible working during the recruitment process for this position. This means we are open to a conversation about working patterns and the flexibility that is available for this role whilst managing the workload.

We offer a guaranteed job interview to the following people who meet the essential criteria on application for a job:

Those with disabilities, recognised caring responsibilities and care experienced young people. This also applies to our own employees with caring responsibilities, young people on apprenticeships and placements who meet the essential criteria for the job.

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