Principal Solicitor Property & Planning

Worksop, Nottinghamshire
£36,876 - £39,782 per annum
22 May 2019
12 Jun 2019
Full time
Contract type

Bassetlaw District Council is an organisation that is committed to the future of its community, within which the Legal and Licensing team plays a key role in service delivery. The Council is looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual who can make a difference within its service.

We offer a positive and supportive working environment, giving you a real opportunity to develop wide-ranging skills and experience.

Principal Solicitor Property & Planning (37 hours per week)

Salary Scale: PO 34 – 37 i.e £36,876 - £39,782 per annum (Subject to Job Evaluation)


You will undertake legal work relating primarily to Planning and Property including dealing with complex planning agreements and property transactions. You will support the Council’s Planning Committee as well as working within the Council’s legal team to support our wider business objectives.

As part of a small team, you will need to be hard working and adaptable with the ability to build good working relationships with colleagues, client officers and Council members.

 The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Qualification as a Solicitor or Barrister with at least three years post qualification experience, preferably in local government.
  • Experience of supporting Planning and Property departments and their related functions.
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to establish positive relationships with officers of the Council, Councillors and external agencies.
  • A full current Driving Licence.

The benefits include flexitime, 24 days annual leave rising to 29 days after 5 years’ service, in addition to bank holidays and an extra day over the Christmas period and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

To request an application pack, please visit, email or telephone the HR Team on (01909) 533121. Please quote COR0177P position reference number on the application form and within all correspondence.

CLOSING DATE:                   12.00 noon on Wednesday 12th June 2019

INTERVIEW DATE:              To be confirmed