As the Principal Planning Lawyer, you will assist the Head of Legal and Democratic Services to provide a proactive, high-quality legal service primarily to support the Council's development management and strategic planning functions.
Working alongside a Planning Solicitor, Trainee Solicitor and the team’s administrator, you will personally provide a full range of specialist legal advice and support on development matters and provide a legal input to development and planning investigation, enforcement and appeal matters. This role will deal with prosecutions and related litigation, appearing as advocate or briefing Counsel as appropriate. You will be responsible for the drafting and negotiation of planning and related agreements as well as handling non-planning regulatory work and litigation as required including environmental health, licensing matters and any judicial reviews.
You will be an ambitious and highly effective solicitor or barrister with substantial post-qualification experience and a current practising certificate. You will have significant relevant experience of Town and County Planning matters and be looking for a planning and litigation role that supports a Council's development and strategic planning functions. In person you will be credible, proactive, self-motivated and resourceful, customer focused and have the ability to build strong relationships.
For an informal discussion about the role, please call Martin Goodman, Head of Legal & Democratic Services, on 01732 227245.
Interview Date - TBC