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Hq - Main Building, Council Headquarters, Newtown St.Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0SA
£28,142.93 - £30,971.68 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Job Details

Grade: 7A*
Hourly Rate: £15.42 - £16.97
Salary: £28,142.93 - £30,971.68 per annum

Contract Duration: Temporary until 30/06/2025

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

*Grade 8A in year 2 (£32,303.92-£35,059.67 per annum)


Role Purpose

We are looking for a trainee solicitor to assist in delivering a range of high quality customer focussed specialist legal services to council departments, the corporate client and elected members and to be trained in accordance with the requirements of the Law Society of Scotland. The team places a strong emphasis on staff development and work/life balance with flexible working hours. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a vibrant team in area which provides a great lifestyle, outdoor pursuits and with the city life of Scotland's capital city close by if desired.
You should have a Degree in Scots Law and, or are about to obtain, the Diploma in Legal Practice.


Degree in Scots Law and a Diploma in Legal Practice.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Ron Kirk by telephone on +441835826764 or by email at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post.  All appointments will be made on merit.