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Planning Lawyer
  • Employer: Uttlesford District Council (Essex)
  • Reference: UDCE/22/223106
  • Published: Mon 19/12/2022, 16:55 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/01/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Saffron Walden, Stansted and Little Canfield Essex, Essex

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Planning Lawyer

Uttlesford District is consistently identified as one of the best places to live in the UK. We’re ideally located, with easy access to London and Cambridge and an international airport on our doorstep. And yet, the district still retains its rural character, alongside its market towns and villages.


We are looking to appoint a Planning Lawyer with good experience in both contentious and non-contentious areas of Planning Law.  You will work alongside other experienced lawyers in the team who conduct the Councils general litigation work and property and contracts and a second full time lead Planning Lawyer which the team are currently recruiting to.


You must have excellent interpersonal and IT skills and a confident methodical and organised approach to your workload, be calm under pressure with the ability to work to strict deadlines.

The role will be varied and exciting with plenty of opportunities for development.   Working with a fabulous team we offer great working conditions, with a high level of flexibility, a good work-life balance and the support and opportunity to achieve your potential.


If you are a qualified as a Solicitor or Barrister or FILEX we would like to hear from you.


Benefit package for the above post includes:

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


For an informal discussion please contact Jane Reynolds Assistant Director of Governance and Legal and Monitoring Officer via email


Please apply online via our recruitment link


Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 29 January 2023

It is intended that interviews will be held on Tuesday, 14 February 2023.


CVs will not be accepted.


Uttlesford District Council is an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from all.  We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.