Planning and Litigation Lawyer
(Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or FILEX)
Salary range: SCP 29-42 (£32,045 - £46,069) depending on experience
Recruitment Allowance of 10% payable
Would you like to join a dynamic and forward thinking in-house legal team? Do you have skills in or wish to develop skills in the areas of litigation and planning? Then this might be the opportunity for you.
Spelthorne Borough Council’s legal team has a strong reputation for providing high quality legal advice in a wide range of areas including property, contracts, planning, litigation and licensing.
The requirements for the role are, to be a solicitor, barrister or a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and have:
- knowledge and experience of dealing with regulatory enforcement and planning enforcement cases; and/or
- knowledge and experience of criminal and civil litigation work; and
- The enthusiasm to extend that knowledge and experience to the sector which you may not have that knowledge and experience.
The post will be responsible for providing advice on a variety of areas, principally litigation work and other related areas (e.g. enforcement and regulation). The enforcement will include planning enforcement and this is an ideal opportunity for someone with litigation experience to develop their knowledge to include wider aspects of planning law.
We are looking for a highly motivated lawyer who is confident enough to run their own caseload of varied and high-profile matters and is also able to work as part of a strong team in a high performing council. You will receive excellent supervision and support. Spelthorne is an innovative organisation and offers plenty of opportunities for future training, advancement and development.
We can offer excellent conditions of service with a benefits package that includes flexible working hours, pension scheme and at least 23 days paid leave per year. This is a full time post but flexible working patterns may be considered.
If you wish to discuss the post please contact Victoria Statham, Principal Solicitor on 01784 446241
Closing date: 4pm Monday 18 February 2019
Interview date: 25 February 2019
Full information and an application form are available at www.surreyjobs.info or at www.spelthorne.gov.uk alternatively please contact Recruitment Services on 01784 444263 (24 hour answerphone) quoting reference number 798.
Unfortunately we are unable to reply to all candidates. If we have not contacted you within 3 weeks of the closing date then your application has been unsuccessful.
CVs will only be accepted in support of a completed application form.
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