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Planning Lawyer
  • Employer: Thurrock Council
  • Reference: 19000000GO
  • Published: Sat 26/10/2019, 1:25 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 25/11/2019, 1:25 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 Hours per week
  • Salary: £41735 - £51343 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Thurrock

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Planning Lawyer

Salary: £41,735 - £51,343 per annum

Permanent Contract
37 Hours per Week

Are you a 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 growth and regeneration programme including the Purfleet and Tilbury regeneration, DP World Gateway Port and estate renewal programmes.

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.

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
  • 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.

In return we offer a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • Excellent Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Generous Annual leave allowance of 25 days which rises to 30 days after 5 years' continuous local government service
  • Interest-free loans for green travel such as bikes or public transport season tickets
  • Employee assistance programme to provide support to employees both at and outside of work

For an informal discussion about these posts, please contact Tim Hallam on 01375 652709

Closing Date: 1 December 2019
Our vision - An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, 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.

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