Senior Lawyer - Planning

Location
East London E14 2BG
Salary
45,387 - £48,237
Posted
19 Feb 2019
Closes
10 Mar 2019
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Experience Level
Senior Executive, Senior Level

Role Purpose

A vibrant and diverse borough, from the soaring heights of Canary Wharf to the bustling street market on Petticoat Lane, Tower Hamlets is home to some of London’s most recognisable street scenes. This vibrant borough is also one of London’s most diverse: a proud melting pot of cultures and traditions that makes Tower Hamlets such a unique place to live, work, learn and do business. Based in East London, with excellent transport links and in close proximity to Canary Wharf, our borough is a fascinating place to work with a rich history and heritage and a diverse community.

It is an exciting time in Tower Hamlets and a great opportunity to join the Council and help shape its future. Tower Hamlets has an established Lexcel accredited Legal Team that provides services to the council across the full range of its functions.  We strive to provide excellent services and pride ourselves on the exciting variety of work we undertake in-house.  We have recently restructured our service to increase resilience, better align with the council’s functions and meet its changing needs, and are now looking for experienced and highly motivated professionals to join the team. 

Flexible working is available including working from home for part of the working week.

Key Responsibilities

You will be one of a team of lawyers dealing with a challenging and varied Planning and Regeneration caseload that includes planning enforcement and judicial reviews. In addition to the above areas, you will be able to demonstrate experience of dealing with planning enquiries, providing advice at planning committees and negotiation/completion of S.106 and highways agreements. You will have excellent drafting skills and the ability to provide legal advice to a variety of audiences, including senior officers. You will be able to conduct your caseload with minimum supervision and will be accustomed to working at pace in a busy team. 

Requirements

You must be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX and hold a practising certificate.

Additional Information

Test/interviews will take place:19th & 20th March 2019

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