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2 High Street Perth, PH1 5PH
£46,193 - £49,779 per year
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36 hours per week

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Solicitor, Perth PKC11631
£46,193 - £49,779
2 High Street, Perth PH1 5PH
We are looking for a solicitor to join the Council's Legal and Governance Services. The post is in the People Team which delivers creative and customer focused legal services in relation to the Council's functions which relate to people. This predominantly involves legal support for social work (both children’s and adult social work services), education, housing, community safety, licensing and human resources.  

For purposes of connection and collaboration with colleagues and with the community we serve, our full-time employees work on site for a minimum of 2 days per week with the arrangements for part time employees being agreed on a basis which will ensure that they benefit to an equivalent degree. Our FAQs on hybrid working can be found here Hybrid working FAQs

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We are looking for someone who has a genuine interest and commitment to a career in local government and in the areas of work covered by the team. This is legal work where you can make a real difference to the community by supporting clients who deliver key services to the public. You will be part of a supportive and dynamic team which is passionate about delivering high quality legal advice and support to clients.  
The breadth and nature of the work is challenging. You will have compassion and empathy because a significant element of the job involves supporting the work of the Council's social work teams who work with vulnerable children and adults.   
You will have highly developed written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to explain legal advice in plain English. You will be professionally curious and able to think creatively to support clients. You must be able to demonstrate an ability to find solutions to problems. You will be able to work collaboratively and closely with those from other disciplines such as social workers and education professionals, developing trusted, respectful relationships.   
As the work of the team involves litigation, you must have experience of litigation and a commitment to continuing your development in this area. You will be a team player, working closely with colleagues to ensure that the team’s commitments are met, sharing ideas and supporting each other to achieve the best outcomes for clients.    
You must be a qualified solicitor in Scotland, with a full, unrestricted practising certificate issued by the Law Society of Scotland.  

The Individual

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Sarah Rodger, Legal Manager by emailing

When applying for this post, please provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

At PKC our values and behaviours  influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC  and you could soon be joining our team!

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Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

A healthy work life balance is important to us and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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