Senior Lawyer (Planning) (Legal)

Recruiter
Teqniq Limited
Location
Wembley
Posted
10 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is looking for an experienced Senior Lawyer (Planning Lawyer) to work on a 36 hour per week contract role to start on the 19-02-18 until the 18-05-18 with a likely extension to the contract

Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Job Purpose:

  • To actively support the management of the department.
  • To provide high level and proactive expert legal advice to the Client, its members and officers and to be a point of contact for members and senior officers on legal matters in respect of:

  • Planning and regeneration

  • ction and health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of this post.

Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • Qualification as Solicitor or Barrister
  • Evidence of significant relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • Full understanding of risk management in the context of corporate governance

Experience:

  • Track record of achievement at a management level in a similarly large and complex organisation including:
  • Well developed understanding of planning law and practice.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the law affecting local government and its trends in the UK and EU.
  • Experience of providing advice to members of a Council/ Board Members on legal issues both in public meetings, through presentation briefing reports etc.
  • Experience of contributing to corporate decision making and development of corporate policy and strategy

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage people, performance and budgets.
  • Ability to personally handle all matters within the post holder's area of responsibility and to carry a heavy caseload of work.
  • Ability to give clear and proactive legal advice in a manner which supports clients in achieving their organisational objectives.
  • Ability to appear as an advocate
  • Leadership and management skills.
  • Communicating and influencing skills.
  • Ability to contribute to the longer term development of the service area.
  • Work collaboratively corporately and departmentally
  • Strong role model who demonstrates a personal commitment to high standards of public service, honesty and integrity and professionalism
  • Able to write concise, effective reports for varying audiences including elected members and CMT.
  • High level analytical skills to identify issues and develop responses and solutions.

ALL CANDIDATES MUST HOLD A CURRENT STANDARD CRB/DBS CHECK WHICH IS LESS THAN 12 MONTHS OLD


This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/960125730

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