£39,438 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2DN. Please note that Surrey County Council's headquarters, where this role is currently based, will be relocating back into Surrey in 2020 to support our Community Vision 2030.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
About the role
At Surrey County Council, within our Highways and Planning legal team, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified solicitor or lawyer. We are looking for a flexible and motivated colleague to join this friendly and progressive team. Our work is very varied and we work for informed and appreciative client teams.
The person appointed to this post will have conduct of a number of highways and planning agreements, some high profile, securing significant benefits for Surrey residents. You will also be required to advise on general highways and planning issues, local government law, Commons, Village Greens, and have conduct of any related litigation. You will advise Members, particularly Members of the County's Planning and Regulatory Committee. The work is fast paced and key to the delivery of the Council's strategic goals..
You will clearly demonstrate that you have recent legal experience in the relevant areas of law and the following skills and abilities:
- Negotiating legal agreements;
- Providing solutions-focused and enabling advice on a range of legal matters, including in areas in which you may not have had any prior experience;
- Effective team working;
- Advocacy at the Magistrates' Court
- Managing competing priorities to achieve client deadlines; and
- Exemplary client care.
The team is supportive and knowledgeable and there is a commitment to development and training our in-house talent and support for training to cover new areas of practice.
For an informal discussion contact Nancy El-Shatoury on 0208 541 9095 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29th December 2019.
Interviews will take place week commencing 6th January 2020.