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Senior Planning and Highways Lawyer

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £45834 - £48819 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Rayhaneh Tehrani

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Are you a Senior Planning and Highways Lawyer with local government experience who is looking for variety and challenge?

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Senior Planning and Highways Lawyer for the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Royal Borough of Greenwich are proud to be a borough synonymous with first class modern services alongside Maritime history, Greenwich Mean Time and Royal Status. A world heritage site, the communities are vibrant and diverse, and the elected members are ambitious to realise the potential of the borough whilst responding to financial challenges.

Greenwich Legal Services is committed to being a high performing in-house legal service which plays an essential part in the achievement of the Royal Borough's priorities and objectives for the benefit of the community.

As a Senior Planning and Highways Lawyer you will join the Council at an exciting time as the Royal Borough continues with its ambitious regeneration and housing delivery programme.

We are looking to recruit an experienced, skilled and dynamic Senior Planning and Highways Lawyer with a 'can do' enabling approach who will join the Planning & Procurement Team and play a vital role in the next stage of the team's continuous improvement journey.

Utilising skills and experience gained within a similar position, as the Senior Planning and Highways Lawyer, you will report to the Assistant Head of Legal Services (Planning & Procurement) and will have your own complex and varied caseload on matters including:

  • Planning and highways agreements
  • Advising on CIL
  • Assets of community value
  • Conservation issues planning enforcement
  • Advising at planning committee

The Senior Planning and Highways Lawyer role will involve supervising and managing junior staff and providing legal advice and support to committees, members and senior officers, and taking any appropriate measures to ensure continued legal service delivery.

You must be a qualified solicitor or barrister holding a current practising certificate, or Legal Executive.

Rewards and Benefits of working for Royal Borough of Greenwich:

  • 28 days annual leave, rising to 31 days annual leave after 5 years' service
  • A range of flexible working arrangements
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Annual season ticket loan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities to maximise your potential
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Staff Support Networks
  • GreenwichCard which entitles you to discounts at local businesses
  • Payroll giving
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Potential one off attraction payment dependant on the experience of the appointee

Please note that the closing date for applications is 15th November 2020 and interviews will take place week commencing 23rd November 2020.

If you are interested, please apply immediately with a copy of your CV to be considered for short-listing and for further information on the application process. Alternatively, should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying, please do not hesitate to contact Rayhaneh Tehrani in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.

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