One year fixed term contract
A vibrant and diverse borough, from the soaringheights of Canary Wharf to the bustling street market on Petticoat Lane, TowerHamlets is home to some of London’s most recognisable street scenes. This vibrant borough is also one of London’smost diverse: a proud melting pot of cultures and traditions that makes TowerHamlets such a unique place to work and develop your skills with good qualityexperience. Based in East London, withexcellent transport links and in close proximity to Canary Wharf, our boroughis a fascinating place to work with a rich history and heritage.
Itis an exciting time in Tower Hamlets and a great opportunity to join theCouncil and help shape its future. TowerHamlets has an established Lexcel accredited Legal Team that provides servicesto the Council across the full range of its functions. We strive to provideexcellent services and pride ourselves on the exciting variety of high quality workthat we undertake in-house. We haverecently restructured our service to increase resilience, better align with theCouncil’s functions, and are now looking for highly competent, enthusiastic and motivatedprofessionals to join the team.
Flexibleworking is available including working from home for part of the working week.
You will be one of a team of lawyers dealing with a varied caseload ofPlanning and Regeneration matters that includes planning enforcement, highwaysagreements, S.106 agreements, planning policy, planning enquiries and CIL. Youwill have good drafting and negotiation skills and be able to conduct yourcaseload with minimum supervision. You will be expected to provide support forvery complex matters under supervision. You will be involved in PlanningInquiries and Examinations in Public and will liaise regularly with Counsel.You will be accustomed to working flexibly and at pace in a busy environment.
You mustbe a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX and hold a Practisingcertificate.