Senior Property Lawyer
Senior Property Lawyer
We have an exciting opportunity available for an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Property Lawyer (Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) to join the Council’s in-house legal service and play an essential part in its property projects.
As the Senior Property Lawyer, you will be involved in exciting projects around issues such as schools and solar farms. There may also be opportunities to explore other areas of law undertaken by the team depending on work demands. Work will be varied, high profile and very rewarding.
We are looking for a candidate with a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of Commercial Property Law within the public sector, but we are also eager to recruit from the private sector as we often have before. Full support will be given to help the right individual develop.
Key Responsibilities will include:
- To offer legal support to members and officers as the lead legal advisor for all aspects of Commercial Property.
- Working on a wide range of transactions and high-profile matters involving the Council’s extensive property portfolio, including retail units, open spaces, and schools, ensuring the goals and desires of the Council are proactively achieved.
- Providing legal advice to officers and members on all aspects of Commercial Property law and associated transactions.
- Contribute to ensuring officers and members are professionally advised and trained in relevant developments in law pertinent to area of expertise.
- To project manage and be responsible for a varied and complex caseload which is often challenging but exceptionally rewarding and with the aptitude to prioritise significant matters accordingly.
- Qualified Barrister/Solicitor/Legal Executive (CILEX)
- Impressive knowledge of Commercial Property law / Landlord and Tenant matters and practical experience practising Commercial Property law preferably, but not necessarily, in local government.
- Ability to work professionally and confidently in an organised manner with minimal supervision.
- Strong communication skills to allow complex advice to be clearly delivered to a varied audience.
- Competent IT user.
We offer interesting work and a vast range of different benefits including training, a generous annual leave allowance, a local government pension scheme, flexible working arrangements and much more.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Lyndsay Jennings on 07824 548649 or at Lyndsay.Jennings@wokingham.gov.uk . Strictly no agencies.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 4th June 2023, 11pm
Interview Date: W/C 12th June 2023
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.
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.