We are looking for a dynamic and experienced lawyer specialising in one or more of the areas of planning, property and contracts to join our well respected in house Legal Team, to lead on all legal aspects of planning, property and contracts work in connection with the Council’s Services and (where appropriate) the Council’s companies.
As the successful candidate you will be an expert in your field with the ability to handle complex planning, property and / or contracts work and to lead and manage a team of lawyers specialising in planning, property (commercial and residential), contracts and commercial, procurement and regeneration. As well as having the technical ability you will need to show yourself to be confident, professional and enthusiastic and able to give clear and credible advice to senior officers, elected members and stakeholders.
You should also be a proactive and robust leader and team player, be flexible in approach and be willing to get involved in all areas of the Service’s work. You should be a creative thinker that can influence and drive progress and want to play a prominent role in helping the Service to develop and improve. If you are a highly organised, enthusiastic and proactive individual, with a commitment to excellent customer service we would like to hear from you.
Oxford is a vibrant and dynamic City with a global reputation and the City Council sits at the centre of it all. We are an evolving organisation that plays an influential role in the success of the City. Working closely with our partners, we are driving a progressive agenda that is building stronger communities, tackling climate change and helping the economy to thrive.
It is a brilliant time to join Oxford City Council and this role will sit at the centre of all that we are trying to achieve in the Law & Governance Service. The Service, which operates at the heart of the Council, is responsible for the democratic and political management arrangements of the Authority, electoral registration and the conduct of elections, information governance across the Authority, corporate and Ombudsmen complaints, emergency planning and the provision of the full range of legal services to one of the most efficient, effective and ambitious councils in the country with high aspirations for the city.
We are seeking a passionate individual who is motivated by working for an inclusive and diverse organisation that is determined in its ambition to build ‘a world class city for everyone’, ensuring ‘excellent public services are at the heart of everything’.