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Lawyer Team Leader (Planning, Property and Contracts)

  • Employer: Oxford City Council
  • Reference: 001930
  • Published: Tue 06/07/2021, 16:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/08/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: G11: £58,453 to £60,481 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers, Oxfordshire

Job Title: Lawyer Team Leader (Planning, Property and Contracts)
Job reference: 001930
Service Area: Law and Governance
Salary: G11: £58,453 to £60,481 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
Contract: Permanent
Hours per week: 37
Location: Work from home/ Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers

The role
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’.

How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history. Coronavirus information: It is intended to conduct interviews via a video conferencing platform such as Zoom; please contact us if this is not an option for you. For most roles the successful applicant will be expected to combine some level of work from home with some office attendance. They should ensure that they have reliable and secure wifi access; a suitable workspace and are prepared to undertake distance learning and training.

Closing Date: 01 August 2021

Late applications will not be processed

Interview Date(s): 18 August 2021

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Marcia Eccleston on 07483 010072/email meccleston@oxford.gov.uk or Susan Sale on 01865 335843/email ssale@oxford.gov.uk

We are an equal opportunity employer:
We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.

  • Employer: Oxford City Council
  • Reference: 001930
  • Published: Tue 06/07/2021, 16:20 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/08/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: G11: £58,453 to £60,481 per annum - (pro rata for part time)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers, Oxfordshire

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