Hertsmere is located in southern Hertfordshire – we are 13 miles from Central London and within the M25. We adjoin Greater London with excellent road and rail links making London and the Home Counties easily accessible. The Council Offices are situated in Borehamwood within Zone 6 and with a direct rail link into London Kings Cross St. Pancras. The area is an internationally renowned centre for film and television production, home to BBC Elstree and Elstree Studios (a council owned asset).
We are looking for a Solicitor or Barrister, with significant post qualification experience, able to demonstrate substantial knowledge of local government law, specialising in Planning and/or Property Law
The post holder will be responsible for the operational management of the Legal Services Unit, ensuring the provision of high quality legal advice, support and transactional services in relation to Planning, Parking, Environmental Health, Food Safety, Housing, Property and Contracts, Civil and Criminal Litigation and Debt Recovery.
The successful candidate will be well-organised with previous management experience. They will be able to adjust to demands and define priorities, work rapidly and accurately and have the ability to communicate effectively with other professionals, elected members, senior managers within the council and the general public whilst delivering an efficient service which is cost effective and customer focused.
The post is offered on a full time, permanent basis (36 hours per week).
Benefits include 26 – 31 days annual leave (depending on the length of Local Government Service), local government pension scheme, flexible working hours (including home working), free car parking, free use of leisure facilities, cycle scheme, season ticket loans and access to a large staff roof garden
Please follow the link below to apply. For further information on the borough and our benefits please visit www.hertsmerecareers.co.uk
Closing date: 09:00 8 March 2021
Interviews: Week commencing 22 March 2021