Job Vacancy. Principal Solicitor. Location: 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DF. Salary: £41,846 to £44,697 per annum (Scale PO4) Full Time.
Published: Thursday 22 November 2018. Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Monday 10 December 2018.
An opportunity has arisen for a Principal Solicitor within our small, but forward-thinking in-house legal team at West Lancashire Borough Council. The Council is ambitious for our Economy and Environment and the Health and Wellbeing of local people and we strive to deliver the best possible services for all our residents and stakeholders.
West Lancashire has a diverse economy with market towns, small villages and thriving commercial areas nestled alongside rural countryside. The Borough offers a wide contrast between open farmland and small picturesque villages together with the larger vibrant market towns of Burscough and Ormskirk. Our largest town Skelmersdale is a hive of urban activity with a number of thriving employment estates, busy shopping centres and exciting plans, as this artist’s impression shows, for the Town Centre.
You will be the Council’s principal land and property specialist taking responsibility for major regeneration, economic development, infrastructure and asset management matters.
Adopting a commercial outlook and ideally with experience of advising local authorities you will make a significant contribution to the Council’s major projects. You will be an accomplished team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills. You also will have a supervisory role and will liaise at all levels, including with senior officers, councillors and external organisations.
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