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Lawyer – Place Team

Employer: Medway Council

  • Reference: B449VR
  • Published on: Fri 01/09/2017 14:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 15/09/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: Range 6 - £36,072 - £41,478 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR

The Place Team in Medway and Gravesham Legal Services is looking to recruit two lawyers following promotions within the team. We are looking for experienced lawyers to join our litigation and property teams to fulfil the roles of Planning and Licensing Lawyer and Property Lawyer. The Property role will encompass the full range of property and development work with a focus on complex projects and regeneration and the Planning and Licensing role will undertake a mixed case load of Planning and regulatory work both in relation to contentious and non-contentious work.

The successful applicants will play a key role in the Place team, which forms part of a Shared Legal Service with Gravesham Borough Council and covers the following areas of law:

Property, Planning, Commercial (including contracts and procurement), Highways, Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation, Licensing, Trading Standards, Consumer Protection and Employment.

The team is mostly based at Gun Wharf, Chatham but the team, including the successful applicants, will be required to spend some time at the Gravesham offices.

The successful applicants will comply with quality assurance procedures, service level agreements and performance management requirements in order to meet the expectations of the clients.

You will contribute towards and encourage a culture of learning, knowledge sharing and excellence within Legal Services.

Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.

Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.

The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.

As a Medway Council employee you will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking relevant training opportunities, enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee advice, information and counselling service, employee forums and an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.

Important Information

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Vicky Nutley 01634 332298.

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

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