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Principal Lawyer Planning
  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: GOV00193
  • Published: Wed 23/10/2019, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 12/11/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £62565 - £65709
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Tower Hamlets

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Principal Lawyer Planning

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Our existing terms, conditions and benefits are currently under review

Role Purpose

Avibrant and diverse borough, from the soaring heights of Canary Wharf to thebustling street market on Petticoat Lane, Tower Hamlets is home to some ofLondon’s most recognisable street scenes. This vibrant borough is also one of London’s most diverse: a proudmelting pot of cultures and traditions that makes Tower Hamlets such a uniqueplace to work and develop your skills with good quality experience.

Based in East London, withexcellent transport links and in close proximity to Canary Wharf, our boroughis a fascinating place to work. In addition to possessing a rich history andheritage, we have a strong corporate commitment to excellence and progress,with service to the community at the heart of everything we do.

Weare looking for a technical expert to lead our Planning Team in Legal Services ona range of challenging and exciting capital projects and development schemes. You will deliver high quality legal servicesin respect of planning matters and make a key contribution to achieving theborough's objectives.

It is an exciting time inTower Hamlets and a great opportunity to join the Council and help shape itsfuture. Tower Hamlets has an establishedLexcel accredited Legal Team that provides services to the Council across thefull range of its functions. We strive to provide excellent services and prideourselves on the exciting variety of high quality work that we undertakein-house. We have recently restructuredour service to increase resilience, better align with the Council’s functions,and are now looking for highly competent, enthusiastic and motivated professionals to join theteam.

Flexibleworking is available including working from home for part of the working week followinga settling in period.

Key Responsibilities

You will be the leadPlanning Lawyer and will deal with some high profile and transformationalprojects, reporting to the Head of Contracts and Commercial. You will manage a busy team of Lawyers and bethe expert responsible for the provision of high quality solution focussedservices to internal and external clients.

You will also be able to work collaboratively and demonstratesignificant, recent, local government experience in the area of planning law.

This post is politically restricted inaccordance with Section 2 of the Local Government & Housing Act 1989.


Youmust be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX with significantrelevant PQE and hold a practising certificate.