Major Project Lawyer x 2 posts
Oxford City Council
Salary: G11: £59,622 to £61,691 per annum - (pro rata for part time) plus market Supplement of £7,000 - £14,000 DOE, fixed for 2 years
We are looking for two experienced, proactive and confident lawyers who are specialists in major project developments and can deliver at pace, whilst also ensuring the Councils strategic aims and objectives are met.
The Law & Governance service is responsible for the democratic and political management arrangements of the Authority including the conduct of elections, corporate and Ombudsmen complaints and the provision of a full and varied range of legal services.
As a qualified lawyer, solicitor, barrister or legal executive you will have in-depth knowledge and experience of major regeneration projects, as well as a broad understanding of local government law. You will be able to provide complex legal and procedural advice to Board members, Elected Members, agents and other internal and external stakeholders. Business acumen and awareness of the political and corporate implications of decisions are therefore key to success. Exceptional communication, negotiation, collaboration and problem solving skills are also required for this role.
Although we will offer you various challenges, you will first focus on our ambitious housing and community development plans, including new homes in the region. You will be a member of the project team from its inception, advising and supporting internal clients and generating positive results for our residents, Members and senior officers. It’s a role that gives you next-level challenge and exposure, as well as considerable autonomy in the way you work. Benefiting from the support of a collaborative team and line management, you will in turn share your technical knowledge to improve and develop others.
This is an opportunity to apply your legal and professional expertise to the realisation of large projects with high social value within a leading local authority. Strengths in property law, regeneration and /or planning and contract law would be advantageous and, a flexible and dynamic attitude will help you progress in this varied, fast-paced multi department/multi agency environment.
If you feel you meet this criteria and can demonstrate as such in your application and, are motivated by working for an inclusive and diverse organisation that is determined in its ambition to build ‘a world class city for everyone’, ensuring ‘excellent public services are at the heart of everything we do’, then we would love to hear from you.
Our ambitious leadership team and dedicated staff are working hard building a world class city for everyone. Oxford City Council has accelerated plans to build more affordable and council housing in the city. We provide services to help reduce inequality and improve the health and wellbeing of Oxford’s residents and are taking a lead on reducing emissions and increasing biodiversity to become a net carbon neutral city of the future.
We are a supportive and collaborative bunch of people working towards shared goals, where new ideas and initiatives are valued. We strive to deliver service excellence, take accountability for our actions and communicate with honestly and respect. There has never been a more exciting time to join us! Help us to build successful places in which to live and work and build a fairer, greener city in which everyone can thrive.
Many of our roles offer flexible or hybrid working.
We offer generous holiday 28 days a year with an additional 4 days after 5 years’ service
We are committed to supporting career development opportunities and learning and development
An above average pension offering
Plus other great benefits
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our website.
For further information or confidential discussion, please contact: Brian Gallagher on 07716 098175 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. If you are making an application using a CV please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.
We usually do 1st interviews online but please let us know if this is not an option for you. For hybrid roles the successful applicant will be expected to work from home. You should ensure that you have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.
Closing Date: 29 January 2023
Interview Date(s): 13 February 2023
We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.