JOB POST: Solicitor @ Orkney Islands Council, Scotland: Apply by March 24

About the organisation and job:

Orkney lies eight miles north of the Scottish mainland and is the smallest local authority in Scotland. There is a strong cultural life and visitors worldwide are attracted to the scenery, history and archaeology.

Orkney is home to a cosmopolitan community of about 20,000 residents and, among its many attributes, offers a safe environment, excellent educational and recreational facilities, a community spirit, and an exceptional quality of life.

Orkney Islands Council is looking for an enthusiastic and committed professional to carry out a variety of duties as part of our legal team.


  • The post will suit a candidate with an interest in a broad range of areas of law including social care, education, planning and civil litigation, but also a willingness to deal with any other areas of work allocated by the Head of Legal Services.
  • The post provides an excellent chance to develop further experience across other areas of work that Orkney Islands Council covers.
  • The candidate should hold a law degree (LLB) and a Diploma in Legal Practice or Diploma in Professional Legal Practice or equivalent.
  • The candidate also should be a qualified solicitor holding (or eligible to hold) an unrestricted Practising Certificate issued by the Law Society of Scotland.
  • The candidate should have the experience to work under limited supervision, with well-developed communication and IT skills and must have a working knowledge of relevant legislation.

This post is subject to Standard Disclosure Scotland clearance.

Deadline: Sunday 24 March 2019.

Please note that interview and relocation expenses will be paid for this post in accordance with our Relocation Policy.

Hours: 35 hours per week.

Job Post: Solicitor at Orkney Islands Council (Corporate Services) on a temporary basis, up to 31 March 2021.

Salary: £37,935 to £40,125 (including Distant Islands Allowance).

Contact info:

If you would like to talk over how you might meet this challenge, please contact Gavin Mitchell, Head of Legal Services, on 01856 873535.

For full information and application, click here.

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