Contract Type – Permanent
Section – Legal Services
Salary Band – 4c (pending Job Evaluation)
Annual Salary – £44,632 + £3,568 Market Supplement (£48,500 per annum pending Job Evaluation)
Hours – 37 hours per week
Reference – SEL0166
What’s the job?
This is a new opportunity for a talented Solicitor with substantial experience in Planning law to work with the Solicitor to Selby District Council during an exciting time for the Council. Selby District Council has committed to preparing a new Local Plan and is embarking upon a number of growth projects.
Who are we looking for?
The role of Solicitor (Planning) will focus around the Planning service, including advice to officers on (but not limited to) preparation and adoption of the local plan, development control, listed buildings and conservation areas, enforcement, planning inquiries, legal agreements (including complex s106), notices, compulsory purchase and judicial review. Demonstrating your exceptional communication skills, you will be required to give practical, clear, accurate and full legal advice to a range of Council officers, including Elected Members, the Chief Executive, Directors, Heads of Service and senior managers. You will also be required to advise committees.
You will use your substantial previous legal experience to draft complex legal documents where original thought is required, act as a lead legal adviser on project teams and lead on the Council’s response to complex complaints, which may involve points of law and procedure.
The successful applicant will be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister with at least 5 years PQE or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives or hold demonstrable significant experience working at this level, with an in depth and up to date knowledge of planning and practice, including EU Law and local government law and procedures. You will be able to work on your own initiative with a minimum of supervision and act as a mentor for less experienced planning lawyers.
Please note: This post is politically restricted.
If you are interested in this role and would like to know more, please contact Alison Hartley, Solicitor to the Council, on 01757 292095 (email@example.com).
How to apply
For application documents, please visit www.selbycounciljobs.co.uk
Please note that CVs are not accepted.
Applications for Job Share will be considered sympathetically.
Selby District Council is an equal opportunities employer.
Closing Date – Wednesday 20 November 2019
Interview Date – Friday 29 November 2019