Senior Lawyer - Planning

Lincolnshire (GB)
£38,813 - £43,622
04 Jun 2019
02 Jul 2019
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level

Senior Lawyer - Planning

We are looking for a Senior Planning Lawyer to join Legal Services Lincolnshire and deal with an exciting range of local authority work for a diverse mix of clients.

About the Team

Legal Services Lincolnshire is an innovative and ground breaking shared service between six authorities in the East Midlands hosted by Lincolnshire County Council. We are a specialist provider of legal services to the public sector. We give practical advice clients can understand.

You will be part of a supportive team of Lawyers with a passion for excellence in the provision of local government Legal Services. 

About the Role

You will be one of a team of lawyers in our busy planning team providing support to Members and senior officers of the Council, partners and other clients. The work is varied and challenging and you will have the opportunity to broaden your skills.

You will deal with high-quality work where the caseload will include; Town & Country Planning, Residential and Commercial Development which will make for an interesting role.

You will participate in planning committees to provide advice, draft planning notices and agreements and provide advocacy for inquiries and enforcement cases. 

About You

  • You will be able to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of the legislative framework, have good drafting and analytical skills and be accustomed to working at pace.
  • You will hold a recognised legal professional qualification and be entitled to practice as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, Solicitor or Barrister.
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to establish positive relationships with officers of the Council, Councillors and external agencies
  • Experience of supporting Planning and Property departments and their related functions.

This is a unique opportunity to join a team in a role that provides variety, challenge and an opportunity for you to impart your knowledge and expertise to drive positive change to the understanding, management and continuous improvement of services for the people of Lincolnshire.

About us

We are one of the largest county councils in the UK. We lead the way in many of our service areas from Children's Services to Highways.  Our environment is supportive and we are ambitious for both the people who work here and the residents of the county.

Steeped in history and brimming with life, Lincolnshire’s historic market towns, vibrant coastal tourism and areas of outstanding natural beauty make it the perfect place for your next career move. Working with us, you can enjoy a flexible working pattern, generous annual leave and pension scheme, and exciting learning and development opportunities.

We offer 27 days paid leave on top of public and bank holidays, a cycle to work scheme, flexible working hours, family friendly policies and an excellent pension scheme. This post is eligible for attraction supplements of up to 15% of annual gross salary available for up to 2 years.

We recommend reading the employee benefits brochure along with the Lincolnshire Legal Service brochure before submitting an application.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kim Robertson on

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On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire 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 our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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