Trainee Solicitor
graduate job

Trainee Solicitor

Suffolk Coastal District Council
£20,661-£22,658 pa
Lowestoft · Melton
Time left to apply
3 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Are you looking for your first step on the legal career ladder?

If so, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Trainee Solicitor to join our Legal Services Team.

Already a progressive and successful partnership, we are in the process of combining our two authorities to create the largest District Council in the country, delivering vital services to those who need them most. Our councils are an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people's lives.

You will assist our lawyers in a full range of activities including undertaking legal research, witness statements, court bundles, the drafting and negotiation of agreements and contracts, and attendance at court when required.

  • 37 hours per week
  • Fixed term contract for two years
  • Required from August / September 2018

In return, we can offer great opportunities for training and development and we will give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation. There is also a superb benefits package including flexible working options and purpose-built brand new office accommodation, as well as a generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.

Person requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements

You must have a 2:1 law degree or other 2:1 degree plus Common Professional Examination / Graduate Diploma in Law and completed the Legal Practice Course. We welcome applications from students graduating this year. You must have excellent interpersonal skills, creative problem solving skills and the ability to plan your workload and meet deadlines.

Accepted degree subjects



£20,661-£22,658 pa


Lowestoft · Melton

Based at Riverside, Lowestoft or East Suffolk House, Melton (near Woodbridge).

How to apply

Please take a look at our employee benefits page for more information.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Christopher Bing, Legal Services Manager on (01394) 444408.

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job

Interview date: w/c 7 May 2018.

Closing date: 29/04/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 29/04/2018

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