Folkestone & Hythe District Council
Foord Road, Folkestone, CT20 1HL
£160.95 - £303.77 per week
20 Jun 2019
22 Jul 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
You will demonstrate accuracy, the ability to develop the skillset to manage a mixed caseload, priorities and deadlines effectively, and excellent communication and people skills. But above all else, if you're a team player with the flexibility, initiative and drive to not only contribute to the success of our team but to the entire council, then we want to hear from you.

Our solicitor apprentice will work in the legal services team of the council over the six-year period.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Progressing legal matters and transactions
  • Applying legal knowledge and commercial judgement to produce solutions which meet the Council's corporate objectives
  • Deploying the full range of legal skills - research, interviewing and advising, negotiation, drafting, communicating orally and in writing
  • Establishing and maintaining effective and professional relationships with officers from the Council and members of the public
  • Managing yourself and your work effectivel
  • Working with the legal team to complete transaction processes
  • Processing contracts, amending documents where necessary, and ensuring that files are kept up to date
  • Assisting with drafting.

The ideal candidate will have the confidence to deal with various individuals and groups. You will be supported to undertake recognised qualifications whilst gaining invaluable on-the-job experience. You will need to be a team player, reliable, adaptable, conscientious, and able to work to instructions.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work with technology
  • Ability to work in a business environment
  • Customer service skills
  • Practical ability

Proficient in Microsoft Word Use of Email/Internet

Personal qualities

  • Team Player
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Confident
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Analytical
  • Resilient
  • Understanding of confidentiality requirements
  • Mature attitude
  • Ability to deal with sensitive personal client situations effectively

  • Planner/thinking ahead
  • Leadership skills

Desired qualifications

3 A Levels grade B or above or equivalent or predicted

Future prospects

This will be discussed upon completion of the apprenticeship

Things to consider

If you will have a long commute, then please carefully consider the cost and time involved before applying for the role.

Other Information:

This is a monthly paid post and you will be paid on or around the 25th of the month for the full month worked. You will receive statutory minimum annual leave. The salary will be the national minimum wage which is dependent upon age.

You are responsible for funding your own travel to and from your place of work.

You must conduct yourself in a safe and diligent manner and comply with health and safety policies and procedures.

You must uphold and promote the Council's policies and procedures, promoting those specifically to your area of work, including Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding.

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