Haringey Council is one of 32 in London. Haringey is an extremely diverse borough, and the Council has set clear ambitious objectives through its borough plan to make Haringey a better place to live, encourage investment and create opportunities that all can share. Haringey’s vision for the future is one of sustainable growth, in housing and jobs and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth.
We have got huge ambitions for Haringey. As the shape of local government continues to change, we are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.
About the role
These are exciting times to be a Planning Lawyer within the Council, given the Council’s continuing priority to deliver high profile regeneration and new build housing projects across the Borough. Work involves attending Regulatory Committee, Planning Sub-Committee and Major Sites Project Management meetings and engage directly with Development Management (DM) officers on a daily basis with regard to Section 106 discussions and legal advice with the aim of facilitating development.
About the team
Haringey Legal Services is a diverse and stimulating place to work. Our legal teams are committed to public service and are called upon to advise on a range of matters whether that is planning permission for the Tottenham Hotspur Football ground, approval for the Wireless Festival or supporting the work of those who provide invaluable support to communities.
We are seeking to recruit new talent to join our existing team of lawyers with roles ranging from trainee solicitor positions for those starting their legal career to those seeking progression to a management role. We are a Lexcel accredited service offering a competitive salary package, flexible working patterns including hybrid working arrangements, excellent annual leave, supportive supervision and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and Employee Support Scheme.
This is an exciting time to join a committed in-house legal team, which is delivering an efficient and high-quality legal service to enable the council to deliver its corporate priorities including its extensive regeneration programme. We are looking for confident, motivated people with strong communication and influencing skills to be part of our excellent and friendly legal team.
You will be a solicitor, barrister or CILEX, ideally with at least 2 years recent PQE in planning law in the UK who will work with experienced specialist property, planning and regeneration lawyers and a fast paced, dynamic, forward looking client DM team which is seeking to enable development.
Working for Haringey
We are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce.
Our benefits package includes generous leave entitlement, health and wellbeing support, local government pension scheme and a range of generous discount schemes across leisure and culture together with financial and money-saving discounts.
Interview dates: w/c 12th December 2022