Commercial Lawyer

Dover, Kent
£42,813 - £48,445 per annum
14 Sep 2017
14 Oct 2017
Practice area
Company and commercial
Barrister, Solicitor
Full time
Contract type

Commercial Lawyer
£42,813 - £48,445 per annum plus car allowance of £5,869
Full Time- Permanent

The Dover District is steeped in history, with the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, several castles including the Lord Warden of Cinque Ports  residence, Walmer Castle. As well as the coastline, the District has wonderful countryside, lush valleys and beautiful parks and gardens.Dover District Council’s Legal Services have an exciting and interesting vacancy for a role which is key to delivery of the Council’s  regeneration  agenda and other corporate priorities.

We are looking for a positive and driven lawyer who, as well as having a proven track record in dealing with major regeneration projects and commercial property dual you’ll be part of a successful team delivering a range of professional legal services to the Council.

You should be able to demonstrate significant knowledge and experience of dealing with regeneration, procurement and commercial property related matters. You should also have experience of advising all levels of management, negotiating with development partners and drafting complex agreements, ideally in a local government context.

You will be a qualified solicitor, barrister or FCILEX. You will also be a  confident communicator with good inter-personal and leadership skills. Excellent IT skills are an essential part of the role as the legal service uses a computerised case management system.

The right candidate will need to demonstrate that they can manage a significant case load and that they are able to analyse and evaluate information enabling them to create solutions to complex and strategic problems.

Join us and enjoy the benefits:

  • Relocation allowance
  • Eligibilty for the local government pension scheme
  • Minimum 24 days annual leave
  • Benenden healthcare membership
  • Flexi time and flexible hours 
  • Payment of professional membership scheme

This post requires you to have a full driving licence and own transport or requires travelling to sites in a timely manner equivalent to motor travel in your own car. If the above interests you, please visit for more information.Interviews will take place week commencing 30th October 2017.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Louise May, Head of Legal Services,  on 01304 872328 or at

Closing Date: Friday 13 October 2017