£41,735 - £51,343
37 Hours per Week
We are now seeking a suitably qualified lawyer (either a solicitor, barrister, or fellow of CILEx) with experience in planning, highways and (ideally) regeneration and compulsory purchase. This is an opportunity to be part of an ambitious and dynamic Council with a substantial programme including the Purfleet and Tilbury regeneration, DP World Gateway Port and estate renewal programmes together with great transport links that can get you into London within 30 minutes.
Your experience will include some or all the following: advising at committee; drafting routine and complex s106, s278 and s38 agreements; stopping up and diversion of highways and PROWs; as well as advising in relation to planning applications, appeals, enforcement, certificates of lawfulness and the full panoply of matters arising in planning and highways law. Experience of judicial review proceedings is also desirable.
The right candidate will build positive working relationships with colleagues and clients, be motivated and able to hit the ground running. You will also be able to manage a challenging case load, provide advice on complex matters and demonstrate highly developed negotiation and drafting skills.
As a member of the planning team, you will play a key role in helping to achieve the ambitious agenda of a large unitary authority and its partners. You will also contribute to the achievements of Thurrock Legal by offering high calibre advice and maintaining 12 years of excellent Lexcel standards as well as being part of a team of experienced and friendly lawyers dedicated to making a positive contribution to the Council.
If you have the skills to help us further develop our service, we will reward you with the chance to fulfil your career aims together with market competitive remuneration and a commitment to agile working and professional development
For an informal discussion about these posts, please contact Tim Hallam on 01375 652709
Our vision - Thurrock: a place of opportunity, enterprise and excellence where individuals, communities and businesses flourish.
Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the and the . We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent , and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.
We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.
Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.
We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.
Closing Date: 3 November 2019
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