Folkestone & Hythe is a dynamic and innovative place to live, work and visit. Situated on Kent’s south east coast, the district is both rural and coastal in character. With an established arts and cultural hub and unrivalled regeneration, including the Garden Town Otterpool Park, the area is well connected, with London just under an hour away via the High Speed rail link and access to mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel.
Based in our modern offices in the heart of Folkestone, with easy access to transport links, local shops, entertainment facilities and the seafront, we offer a flexible working environment where working from home is actively supported, corporate membership and reward schemes, Employee Assistance Programme, and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.
Focusing on providing legal advice, negotiating and drafting documents relating to property and planning enforcement matters, this is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in achieving the council’s ambitious corporate plan. In order to be successful you will need to be an experienced lawyer with an excellent working knowledge of property law, associated contracts, and constitutional affairs. You will also have a sharp eye for accuracy, the ability to manage a mixed caseload, priorities and deadlines effectively, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. But above all else, if you’re a team player with the flexibility, initiative and drive to not only contribute to the success of our dedicated legal team but to the council as a whole, then we want to hear from you.