37 hours per week (full-time/part-time/flexible working patterns available subject to business need)
Eastleigh Borough Council is an ambitious and progressive Council recognised for our innovation and achievement and committed to making a positive difference for all the residents, businesses and visitors to Eastleigh. We are proud to be delivering on our promise to create sustainable and healthy communities and increase employment and wellbeing opportunities for all whilst continuing to deliver high-quality services in a challenging economic climate. We are seeking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our professional and friendly Legal Services team.
The role of Senior Solicitor will provide the highest possible standards of advice and guidance through case work and projects aligned to corporate priorities. You will resolve complex requests in a timely manner and, by working with your team, manage cases, ensuring legal compliance. You will work in a professional manner and represent the Council appropriately. You will provide support and guidance to junior members of the team, acting as a regular point of referral and, through mentoring, help develop their understanding and skills. Alongside this, you will support the Legal Services Manager with providing leadership to the Legal Services Team.
This is an exciting role for an ambitious and experienced property lawyer. Local government experience is not essential. You will lead the critical relationship between Legal Services and the Council’s Asset Management team and also work closely with the Council’s One Horton Heath Development Team.
Our Asset Management team support a growing £230 million investment and operational portfolio which is attractive and diverse, encompassing an array of property types from leisure facilities such as the distinguished Ageas Bowl through to multi-let offices, retail sites and industrial estates. The One Horton Heath Project (https://www.onehortonheath.co.uk/) are delivering a 310-acre development featuring a mix of homes, commercial premises and sports and leisure facilities. As landowner and developer, Eastleigh Borough Council is embarking on delivering a different approach to development, focusing on community, innovation and sustainability.
There may be a requirement to attend Full Council, Committee and any other meetings to advise on corporate, legal and probity issues and promote best practice. You will be key in ensuring excellent liaison between Legal Services and other services of the Council.
At Eastleigh, we are committed to supporting and developing all our staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and enjoyable. We offer excellent opportunities for continuous professional development and support our staff in maintaining a good work/life balance through our innovative flexi time system. We also have excellent package of benefits, including:
- 27–30 days’ annual leave dependent on service
- Flexible working arrangements and ability to accrue up to 2 days’ additional flexi leave per month (subject to operational requirements)
- Defined benefit pension scheme
- Places Leisure, Eastleigh – 30% off full membership
- Confidential employee advice and support programme
- Car and season ticket loans
- Excellent working environment
- Support for continuous professional development
- Good work/life balance
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Helen Devereux, Legal Services Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information and to apply, please visit our website via the Apply button.
Closing date: Tuesday 28 September 2021
Interview date: To be confirmed