Team Leader - Licensing

Aberdeen City Council
£40,327 - £46,099 per year
10 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link  and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.     

Location: Marischal College
Duration: Permanent, Full time

Job Purpose:
To lead and manage a team delivering the provision of a professional legal advice and representation service to the Council, and other organisations as authorised by the Council, and to provide guidance as required.
To provide a ‘right first time’ customer and solution focused service based on the principles of continuous improvement, professionalism, integrity and best value.
To co-ordinate and lead the legal input into corporate priorities as required.
Assist in developing a team which is flexible, accessible, approachable and solutions focused.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:
Be admitted as a solicitor in Scotland and hold a current Practising Certificate from the Law Society of Scotland.
Detailed working knowledge and experience of relevant current legislation and practice in areas of law advised upon by either of the Property, the Planning and Environment, the Governance, the Litigation or the Licensing team.
Relevant degree or professional qualification


The post holder is expected to demonstrate an ability to:
Provide clear, succinct and commercially focused advice and support to clients on a wide range of legal issues, taking corporate priorities, city wide vision and performance measures into account
Manage, lead, develop and support a team which is flexible, accessible, approachable and solutions focused.
Utilise a business partner approach to clients to foster a customer and solutions-focused approach to the delivery of legal services
Demonstrate a creative approach to problem solving and the resolution of a wide range of legal issues, including highly complex and contentious issues.
Use effective communication skills to influence and resolve a wide range of often complex legal issues.
Critically evaluate information, data, and situations to assist in problem solving.

The Individual

Please see the job profile for full details and the attachment which provides further information about the position.

The post holder must hold a current unrestricted Practicing Certificate from the Law Society of Scotland at the date of commencement of employment with the Council.

See also:
2. Job Profile.doc