Rate of Pay: £22.09
Hours: 37 hours per week
Duration: Temporary ongoing
JOB SUMMARY / MAIN PURPOSE:
To be responsible to the City Solicitor through an assigned Divisional Solicitor for the provision of legal advice and services in relation to an assigned caseload (primarily Regulatory and Planning) to the client and other public bodies to whom the department provides a service.
KEY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
- To carry out professional duties as a qualified solicitor in connection with an assigned caseload primarily relating to the matters set out below.
- To generally advise officers of the client in relation to enforcement powers, including conducting PACE interviews, applying for search warrants, drafting summonses, directing proofs and other enforcement matters.
- To personally conduct prosecutions in the Magistrates' Courts and criminal appeals in the County Court.
- To provide accurate and timely advice on matters relating to the functions and exercise of the powers and duties of client's including the interpretation of legislation and the requirements of administrative law to officers of the client and other bodies, and to draft reports and attend before committees in connection therewith as directed.
- To conduct the defence of statutory appeals relating to the exercise of the client's functions.
- To generally advise in relation to planning applications, planning policy and other planning related matters.
- To conduct the defence of appeals before the Planning Appeals Commission and represent the Client at Planning Inquiries as directed.
- To assist as directed in the defence of judicial review applications.
- To carry out all the foregoing duties in a proactive manner and complying with all relevant time limits and Rules of Court.
- To provide such training on legal matters to officers of the client and other bodies as may be required.
- To participate in the client's training programmes and selection and interview procedures, and to undertake continuing legal education as required.
- To deputise for the Divisional Solicitor primarily within the post holders area of functional responsibility.
- To participate, as directed by the Divisional Solicitor, in corporate working groups and project teams.
- To undertake such other duties relevant to the department as may from time to time be required.
- To undertake the duties in such a way as to enhance and protect the reputation and public profile of the client.
- be solicitors entitled to practise in Northern Ireland;
- have a third level qualification in a relevant subject, such as Law, or equivalent qualification; and
- possess a full, current driving licence which enables them to drive in Northern Ireland and a car available for official business or, have access to a form of transport which enables them to meet the requirements of the post in full
Applicants must have least two years' relevant experience in two of the following four areas:
- conducting personal advocacy in the Magistrates Court;
- advising, drafting and instituting proceedings in the Magistrates or County Court;
- interpreting and providing legal advice on legislation and legal proceedings; and, or
- advising on planning applications, planning policy and other planning related matters.
If you are interested and available for this position please upload your CV to the link or contact Robyn Barry. Robyn.Barry@staffline.co.uk
To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.
Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level.