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Principal Lawyer/Manager – Property & Contracts

Basildon Council
Basildon, Essex
£51,264 - £54,740 per annum + £626 Fringe allowance
Closing date
16 Nov 2021

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Principal Lawyer/Manager – Property & Contracts


£51,264 - £54,740 per annum + £626 Fringe allowance

We want to do things differently here in Basildon. We are creating a place where our people prosper.

As the largest economy in the Thames Estuary outside London, we are incredibly proud of what we have achieved but we are never complacent. We are driving inclusive, sustainable growth to provide opportunity and prosperity for local people and businesses, access to quality homes, vibrant town centres and an enhanced local environment.

We are looking to recruit a Principal Lawyer/Manager with significant experience to lead our dynamic Property & Contracts team, to help us deliver the Council’s objectives and ensure the highest standards in conducting business both internally and externally. This is an exciting and varied role in a supportive and friendly team, reporting directly to the Head of Legal and Democracy. It involves engaging directly with the executive leadership team and Councillors as a trusted advisor on issues such as the regeneration of Basildon town centre, whilst ensuring that good governance arrangements are in place to support effective decision making.

This position represents exciting career development opportunities in a professional and flexible environment. Experience within a Local Authority or other public sector setting, is essential.

In return, we will offer a competitive salary, technology to enable hybrid working, flexible working and most importantly a culture of support, collaboration and a ‘can do’ approach. At Basildon Council every job matters.

We are anticipating holding interviews as soon as possible after the closing date, so please keep W/C 15th November in mind. The date may, however, be subject to change in exceptional circumstances, in which case you will be advised accordingly.

Note: ECC are advertising this role on behalf of Basildon Council and if successful you will be employed by Basildon Council.

Basildon Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults, and expects all employees, contractors and volunteers to share its commitment to prevent abuse, harm or exploitation.

The Council applies a robust recruitment vetting process. If you are successful you will need to undergo a Pre-employment Vetting Procedure.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Paula Harvey, Head of Legal & Democracy on 01268 208167 or Lyndsey Smith, Principal Lawyer and Manager of the Corporate Legal Team on 01268 207804.

If you have any queries regarding this or any of our roles, please contact Human Resources 01268 208 242 or

If you would like to see a full job description for this position, please email quoting reference 3109.

To apply, please click here visit our website

Closing date: 16 November 2021.

Interview date: w/c 29 November 2021.


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