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Senior Solicitor

Job Introduction

Senior Solicitor - Permanent role

Established in 2019, Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council is one of England’s newest unitary authorities, as well as one of the UK’s most iconic coastal communities. Although we have already achieved a great deal, our ambitions to modernise and innovate continue.


The communities we serve are at the heart of our ambitions, and we want to ensure that our residents and businesses are able to realise their full potential and enjoy an outstanding quality of life.


BCP Council’s Legal Services comprises of 5 teams – Litigation, Planning and Property, Children’s Social Care, Adult Social Care and Commercial.


We are seeking a Senior Solicitor to join our well-respected Children’s Social Care Team. This team proactively responds to the needs of our young residents and supports hard-working social work colleagues. 


We are looking for someone who is able to manage a busy caseload, and carry out advocacy and has an ability to be flexible when an emergency arises. 


If you are committed to public service and an effective team member and are pro-active, professional, resilient and are detail orientated,  then you have the qualities we are looking for to join our busy, professional, and friendly Legal Services Team. 


We welcome applications from Solicitors or Barristers and Legal Executives. 


For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Robin Watson, Head of Legal Services on 01202 128331 or email or Helen Youings, Team Leader on 01202 127283 or email


About BCP Council

BCP Council provides services to a diverse community of 400,000 residents and employs more than 5,000 people. Our area includes over 15 miles of beautiful world-renowned coastline. We can offer career defining roles to transform and improve services. By working with us, you can help deliver a vision of a thriving, word-class, prosperous and inclusive place for generations to come.

Our Benefits

We offer an excellent benefits package to colleagues. Find out more on our website: Jobs and apprenticeships | BCP (

As a result of the creation of BCP Council in 2019, we are working on simplifying our terms and conditions of service and will be creating a single pay structure which is to be applicable for all employees. It is important to us that we offer benefits that our colleagues value as part of their total employment package and we are reviewing these to make sure we have it right. We are in the process of establishing a timescale for implementation and colleagues joining us will be included in these changes. This is expected to be in place in 2024 or early 2025.


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