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Hq Main Building Council Headquarters Newtown StBoswells Melrose Roxburghshire, TD6 0SA
£40,485.94 - £43,734.43 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

Job Details

Grade: 9A

Hourly Rate: £22.18 - £23.96

Salary: £40,485.94 - £43,734.43 pro rata per annum

Contract Duration: Permanent

Please note the closing date has been extended until 19th July 2024

Role Purpose

Do you want to make a real change to people’s lives?
Do you want a better work/life balance?
Scottish Borders Council is looking for a solicitor to join our Legal Team.
The team places a strong emphasis on work/life balance and offers flexible working on a hybrid working model. The work is varied, and a high level of responsibility will be given, together with appropriate team support and training.
The post is in our People & Court team, working closely with colleagues in our Social Work and Education Teams. This would be an excellent opportunity for those that want to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and adults, while developing expertise within these areas of law and experience in Sheriff Court and Tribunal settings.


Degree in Scots Law
Diploma in Legal Practice
Full Practising Certificate
Computer Literate
Advocacy Skills

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Christina Donald by telephone on 01835825219 or by email at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.

  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Scottish Living Wage