We are looking for two experienced, proactive and confident lawyers who are specialists in major project developments and can deliver at pace, whilst also ensuring the Councils strategic aims and objectives are met.
The Law & Governance service is responsible for the democratic and political management arrangements of the Authority including the conduct of elections, corporate and Ombudsmen complaints and the provision of a full and varied range of legal services.
As a qualified lawyer, solicitor, barrister or legal executive you will have in-depth knowledge and experience of major regeneration projects, as well as a broad understanding of local government law. You will be able to provide complex legal and procedural advice to Board members, Elected Members, agents and other internal and external stakeholders. Business acumen and awareness of the political and corporate implications of decisions are therefore key to success. Exceptional communication, negotiation, collaboration and problem solving skills are also required for this role.
Although we will offer you various challenges, you will first focus on our ambitious housing and community development plans, including new homes in the region. You will be a member of the project team from its inception, advising and supporting internal clients and generating positive results for our residents, Members and senior officers. It’s a role that gives you next-level challenge and exposure, as well as considerable autonomy in the way you work. Benefiting from the support of a collaborative team and line management, you will in turn share your technical knowledge to improve and develop others.
This is an opportunity to apply your legal and professional expertise to the realisation of large projects with high social value within a leading local authority. Strengths in property law, regeneration and /or planning and contract law would be advantageous and, a flexible and dynamic attitude will help you progress in this varied, fast-paced multi department/multi agency environment.
If you feel you meet this criteria and can demonstrate as such in your application and, are 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 we do’, then we would love to hear from you.
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 website.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Marcia Eccleston on 07483010072 and Susan Sale on 07766775716
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.