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At Neath Port Talbot Council we look after a large, diverse, complex region of Wales. But our approach to meeting the needs of our 140,000 residents and over 3,000 businesses is simple. We recruit collaborative, talented people and offer them opportunities to make a meaningful impact.

Join us and you’ll be supported to gain new skills and build a successful career in a diverse and inclusive workplace. Safe in the knowledge that we’re right there with you offering more opportunities, more development and more support.

No matter what your job, we want you to bring your ideas and your unique opinions and perspectives. Because what makes you unique, makes us better.

Working together we can make Neath Port Talbot a great place to live, work and visit.

Featured job

Litigation Solicitor/Barrister

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37hrs Per Week Fulltime

Working Style: Mobile Hybrid Worker

Legal and Democratic Services are looking to appoint a qualified Solicitor or Barrister to undertake a caseload of contentious/litigious matters including but not exclusively limited to the following functions of the Council –Regulatory Services (including in respect of the local authorities Licensing responsibilities); Highways and Public Health, Town and Country Planning, Trading Standards, Environment, Social Services, Debt Recovery, Council Tax, Finance, Education, Corporate Matters (including FOI/EIR and Data Protection), and Crime and Disorder.

The post involves the provision of legal advice, research and advocacy primarily in the Magistrates Court but also in the Crown Court too. The successful candidate would assist in dealing with civil law proceedings and would support the Principal Solicitor Litigation in the provision of legal services to Members and Officers of the Council

You must have proven legal experience as well as the ability to work with senior managers and partner organisations. If a Solicitor applicant, holding Higher Rights of audience – Criminal law would be desirable, but not essential. We need someone who is skilled and enthusiastic and with a strong sense of probity. Good IT skills and the ability to manage and prioritise large workloads and turn around work in short timescales are necessary as well as proven experience in undertaking criminal law trials.

We offer a highly competitive package including a 24 day holiday entitlement, rising to 31 after 5 years of service, 8 bank holidays plus one additional statutory day and membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme. We operate an agile approach to working with the ability to work from home and within the office.

If you are keen to help drive our legal services performance forward, please contact Mike Shaw (Principal Solicitor – Litigation) for an informal discussion on 01639 763260 or by email

This Post is not subject to a DBS check

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates who have a disability and armed forces veterans.

At Team NPT, we all work together to serve the people, communities and businesses of Neath Port Talbot.

We are committed to providing training opportunities and the professional development of all our employees.

We look forward to welcoming you to Team NPT.


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