Senior Lawyer

Location
Chelmsford, Essex
Salary
£42,132 per annum
Posted
17 Jan 2019
Closes
16 Feb 2019
Ref
REQ00001178
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

Senior Lawyer

Ref: REQ00001178

£42,132 per annum, rising to £46,431

37 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Chelmsford City Council is responsible for shaping and managing England's newest city and its surrounds. Since being granted city status in 2012, Chelmsford is growing fast.

As part of this, we're committed to creating additional homes and jobs and supporting the infrastructure to help it run smoothly.

With multi-award winning festivals, the introduction of groundbreaking housing solutions, and unprecedented investment in leisure and community facilities, this is an exciting time to join our Council.

We are looking to recruit Senior Lawyers who can be Solicitors, Barristers or Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives with skills and experience in the areas of:

  • Property - a mixed commercial workload of property transactions.
  • Contracts and Procurement - advising on procurement procedures, negotiating and drafting contracts
  • Litigation - criminal and civil litigation including planning related litigation.
  • Criminal and civil litigation, including planning related litigation.
  • General Local Government law, including licensing.

At least 3 years PQE in the chosen area, preferably obtained within a local authority environment, is desirable though not essential.

For informal enquiries, contact William Butcher, Principal Solicitor - Litigation and Planning Team, on 01245 606810.

Closing date: 16 February 2019.

Chelmsford City Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and expects all employees to share this commitment, and have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. The Council's Safer Recruitment process contains pre-employment vetting which includes safeguarding training, obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the Disclosure and Barring Service process.

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