Regulatory Solicitor

Job Description

Directorate: Strategy and Resources

Section: Legal

Grade: Level 12

Actual Salary: £42,403 - £45,441

Hours: 37


This advert is open to both Internal and External applicants.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lawyer to join the supportive and friendly Regulatory Team at Stoke on Trent- City Council.


The role will involve dealing with a diverse and interesting range of Regulatory functions including Planning, Licensing and Civil Litigation.


The successful applicant will provide legal and procedural advice and support to the Council generally as well as to specific individuals or departments.


You will be required to support the Strategic Manager and be prepared to both prosecute and defend civil litigations on behalf of the Council.


Advocacy in both the Magistrates Court and the County Court will be an important part of the role.


A good working knowledge of civil and criminal law would be advantageous.


Whilst previous experience and knowledge in these areas are desirable, we would welcome applications from appropriately qualified and motivated individuals who are willing to learn.


Training will be provided.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent presentation and organisational skills together with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines accurately and efficiently.


We are able to provide a generous leave package consisting of 28 days (plus Bank Holidays) upon joining the authority which rises to 33 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5-year service.


You will work a 37-hour week but will have the opportunity of taking advantage of the Flexi scheme in operation alongside hybrid/remote working arrangements.


In addition to this there is a generous pension scheme you would automatically join.


For more information please contact Jill Leech - Strategic Manager-Regulatory, Employment, Practice Support, Business Support & Records, Translation Services Tel: 01782 236784 Email;


Please note that if an employee who is currently at risk of redundancy within the organisation applies for this vacancy their application will receive priority.  If this happens you will be advised accordingly.


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Stoke-on-Trent City Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this - we therefore encourage applications from all sections of our community. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed together.


To Apply - please visit our website If you have any queries or want an application form in another format, please email or call us on 01782 238189.