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Graduate Trainee Solicitor

Job Description

Job Introduction

Surrey County Council is committed to the development of its workforce and as such this role is only available to applicants who already work for Surrey County Council. We thank you for your interest in Surrey County Council and would encourage you to review our current vacancies which are available to all.

The starting salary for this role is £31,262 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

Surrey County Council Legal Services are committed to developing future Local Government specialist lawyers. In line with this ambition we are seeking to appoint two Graduate Trainee Solicitors. Our Trainee Solicitor posts are 2 year fixed term appointments which will start in early November 2023.

The roles are full time training contracts which involve undertaking at least three seats within Legal Services, during which you will gain experience in a range of interesting and challenging work, both contentious and non-contentious.

Our training contract offers:

  • A breadth of public sector and commercial legal work
  • The opportunity to contribute to local public services
  • Responsibility alongside expert training and supervision
  • The opportunity to train in a Lexcel accredited legal team
  • An excellent foundation for your future legal career.

About you

You will take advantage of a comprehensive, carefully structured and well supported training programme for the two years of the training contract. We are looking for individuals who demonstrate initiative and enthusiasm, who will work hard and have a commitment to the provision of legal services in a local authority.

You should be a highly motivated individual who holds a law degree (or equivalent conversion) and must have successfully completed the Legal Practice Course. You will have excellent communication skills, be willing to accept responsibility and have the ability to grasp new areas of law quickly.

Our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information, please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

Surrey County Council is committed to the development of its workforce and as such this role is only available to applicants who already work for Surrey County Council.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 10th September 2023.

Interviews will take place on 25th and 27th September at Woodhatch Place, Reigate.

This is a two year fixed term contract.

This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

Contact Details

If you have a question about the role, please email Zeilie White by email on [email protected].

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:

  • The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
  • The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form

Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


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