Principal Legal Officer
  • Employer: Newark & Sherwood District Council
  • Reference: NSDC/21/149484
  • Published: Tue 27/04/2021, 14:50 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 17/05/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Must be able to work flexibly to ensure service delivery
  • Salary: NS15 £43,857 - £45,859
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Castle House, Nottinghamshire

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Principal Legal Officer


£43,857 - £45,859 per annum, NS15


Do you want to be part of a committed team, helping the Council to serve its local community and improve lives? You will be helping the Council to achieve its key strategic objectives, including improving and protecting the local environment, and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.

We are expanding our team and updating the way we work. We are looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced individual to act as Principal Legal Officer to the Council in relation to litigation work. You will lead on all areas associated with civil and criminal litigation. The work is varied and rewarding. You will need to be someone who has a flexible, positive, ‘can do’ approach; a lawyer who enjoys finding solutions to problems.

The Council’s modern headquarters are located in the centre of the historic market town of Newark, which has excellent train links for Nottingham and Lincoln, and lies on the East Coast mainline. Efficient home-working arrangements are well established.

As part of the role you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of flexible working, a generous holiday allowance, discounted staff parking and gym membership and a very competitive occupational pension. We’re an ambitious, modern and forward thinking Council and we’re looking for somebody with the same values as ours to join us.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Sue Bearman ( or 01636 655935).

Closing Date – 12:00 noon, 17 May 2021

Interviews – week commencing 24 May 2021

Veterans/family of forces/ex-forces, those in care/care leavers, and candidates who declare a disability (as defined under the Equality Act 2010) will be guaranteed an interview provided they have demonstrated that they meet the essential criteria of the post as detailed in the Person Specification on their application form. 

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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