Legal Services Manager
  • Employer: Uttlesford District Council
  • Reference: UDC/21/177139
  • Published: Wed 22/12/2021, 9:40 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £48,207 to £52,300
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Uttlesford District Council , Essex

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Legal Services Manager


We are at the start of an exciting journey to build a modern agile Legal Team and are looking to appoint an experienced Legal Services Manager to join our Service.


You will lead the legal service, identifying and implementing service improvements with a small team of experienced lawyers, DPO and land charges service staff. You will act as Deputy Monitoring Officer and provide sound Planning Law advice across both contentious and non-contentious areas. In addition, you will have a solid experience of a range of local government law and be able to supervise other lawyers in the team.

The postholders will be key members of the team, taking responsibility for their own caseloads as well as positively contributing to the work of the rest of the team. Our Development Management Team are a busy team with lots of interesting work needing legal support to include, a progressing new local plan, major planning applications, planning performance agreements, processing and assisting in negotiations on s106 agreements, enforcement matters and appeals.


In order to succeed in this role, you will have an excellent understanding of General Local Government Law as well as demonstrable experience in dealing with Planning Law matters both contentious and non-contentious. Previous experience of working within a Local Government setting is desirable, but not essential, so please feel free to apply should you mainly have private practice experience. You will have excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise conflicting workload demands. In order to be considered for this position you must be qualified as a Solicitor or Barrister or FILEX.


This is an exciting time to join us at Uttlesford District Council. We are growing our team to match our ambition. We want to make Uttlesford the best place to live, work and play. We are planning for good growth and are already delivering great places for our new and existing communities. We are agile in how we work and there will be opportunities to be involved in a broad range of projects and schemes. The size of our teams also means that this will be a great learning environment too.

Uttlesford the place, is a thriving, predominantly rural district in north-west Essex encompassing Saffron Walden, Great Dunmow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Thaxted and about 100 villages and hamlets in between. It is home to London Stansted Airport and major road and rail networks with links to London to the south and historic city of Cambridge to the north.

With both new development and a historic and rural environment existing in harmony, Uttlesford is often cited as offering some of the best quality of life in the UK. The council offices are based in the beautiful market town of Saffron Walden, with its array of independent and unique boutique shops, cafes, restaurants and galleries, surrounded on all sides by fields and picturesque villages full of character.


• Hybrid Working
• Paid holidays
• Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Flexitime
• Volunteering opportunities
• Vine extras – Employee discount scheme


We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible, so we just ask that you upload your CV and provide further information against a couple of specific questions.

This recruitment campaign is being managed by JGP Resourcing. Please contact James Miller for more information about this role at or 07401 070140.

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