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Senior Lawyer (Planning)
  • Employer: Cambridge City Council
  • Reference: CAM/19/113265
  • Published: Wed 30/10/2019, 10:40 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 20/11/2019, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £43,662 - £47,585 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Cambridgeshire

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Senior Lawyer (Planning)

3C Shared Legal Practice has a great opportunity for a Senior Lawyer in Planning carrying out work for South Cambridgeshire District Council (main office base), Cambridge City Council and Huntingdonshire District Council.

This is a new opportunity for a talented Senior Lawyer to work within a small team of like-minded lawyers. You will work within the 3C Shared Legal Service (Cambridge City Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council & Huntingdonshire District Council) during an exciting time for the three councils who all have a portfolio of growth projects in and around Cambridge.

The role of Senior Lawyer (Planning) will focus around the Partnership’s Planning and building control service, including advice to officers and members of the partner Councils on; development control, listed buildings and conservation areas, enforcement, planning inquiries, agreements, notices and compulsory purchase. Demonstrating your exceptional communication skills, you will be required to give practical, clear, accurate and full legal advice to a range of Council officers, including; Councillors, the Chief Executive, Directors, Heads of Service and senior managers of the Partnership. You may also be required to advise committees.

You will use your substantial previous legal experience to draft complex legal documents where original thought is required, act as a lead legal adviser on project teams and lead on the Council’s response to complex complaints, which may involve points of law and procedure.

The successful applicant will be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives or holds demonstrable significant experience working at this level, with an in depth and up to date knowledge of planning and practice, including EU Law and local government law and procedures. You will be able to work on your own initiative with a minimum of supervision and act as a mentor for less experienced planning lawyers.

Please note: This post is politically restricted.

As the service is based across the 3 Councils, the successful applicant must have the ability to travel to and work from other locations as required.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Richard Pitt For more information about the role, please view the application pack attached below. If you would like to apply for the role, please click "Apply Online" below and follow the onscreen instructions.