Dispute Resolution and Litigation Solicitor with SEND focus
Based - County Hall, Trowbridge
Salary Level 1 £32,910 - £34,728 Level 2 £38,890 plus 15% market plussage
About the role
Wiltshire Council’s Legal Services is a dynamic unit with 76 staff. There is an excellent team-working spirit, a friendly and supportive atmosphere and strong commitment to career development.
Consistent with the Council’s innovative approach to service delivery, the latest technology is available to support flexible working as appropriate.
Wiltshire Council offers excellent benefits including a pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement and flexible working hours.
We are looking for an enthusiastic solicitor to join the DRL team. Working flexibly and with training given as required the role will include some general litigation, including civil litigation, housing and adult care.
Alongside general litigation the role has a particular focus on Special Educational Needs and Inclusion, supporting the Council’s SEND and inclusion team in delivering the best outcomes for children with special educational needs.
The SEND focused part of the role will include regular meetings with the SEND team, identifying legal issues with SEND managers and developing training for officers and colleagues in the team.
The successful candidate will provide support and representation where appropriate for the SEND team at SENDIST.
Unless otherwise indicated, all interviews are held virtually on Microsoft Teams or by phone where this is not possible.