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Lawyer (Highways and Planning)

Employer
Lincolnshire County Council
Location
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Salary
£40,221 - £44,428 (relocation allowance will also be considered)
Closing date
6 May 2024

Job Details

We are looking for two individuals to join our Highways and Planning Legal team. One role is permanent, the other is a Fixed Term contract for 12 months. If you have experience in this field or can you evidence good transferable skills to move into this area of the law, we'd like to hear from you.

The Practice

Legal Services Lincolnshire (LSL) is a shared legal service hosted by the county council, offering legal advice to the county council, to six of the county's district and borough councils as well as other public sector clients. We are looking for an enthusiastic lawyer for our highways and planning team who has a passion for local authority work.

The role and area of law

As a highways and planning lawyer you will be providing planning advice and drafting on planning agreements and providing advice on a variety of highways matters and agreements. Attendance and advice at planning committees will be required.  You will be joining a small team of lawyers and legal officers who are responsible for providing timely legal advice to clients and officers. Do you have experience in this field or can you evidence good transferable skills to move into this area of the law?

About you

You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive, ideally with experience in this field of law. Applications may be considered if you do not have legal experience  of working and advising in this area of the law but you are able to demonstrate transferable legal skills with experience in working in a legal environment/office.  If you have the right skills, attitude and a passion for the role we will help you develop the rest. You will be well supported and we guarantee you will find this a professionally rewarding and fulfilling role!

The council has a smarter working policy which does provide a good degree of flexibility between home and office working. This post does however require some office attendance on a weekly basis and attendance at any court hearings which are not dealt with remotely.

What we offer

We care about our staff so we want to offer you a competitive salary, generous holidays, ability to purchase additional leave, staff benefits scheme and access to our LGPS pension scheme. It is important to us that you have an excellent work/life balance.

Lincolnshire is a great place to live and work. It has an impressive castle and Cathedral, with the medieval quarter being a great contrast to the lively and youthful feel of this University City. If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a beautiful city with a great team of colleagues then look no further, please grasp this exciting opportunity and come and join our team. You won't look back.

More information on the benefits you'll receive by joining LCC can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure

Next steps

To discuss this great role please call Kim Robertson on 07881 500871 or Martha Rees on 07500 760535 for an informal chat

Applications close on the 29th April 2024 with interviews scheduled to take place on the 14th May 2024

A Smarter Working Employer

We have embraced new ways of working and hybrid working will be a feature of this role. You will be given a nominated contractual work base and you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  Working arrangements regarding hybrid working will be discussed as part of the appointment process.

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity, and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.

 

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Company

Famous for its stunning cathedral and impressive castle which still functions as a court dispensing justice as it has for over 900 years, the medieval quarter is a great contrast to the lively and youthful feel of this university city. If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a beautiful city with something to offer everyone, grasp this exciting opportunity and come and join our team.

We care about our staff so we want to offer you a competitive salary, generous holidays and access to our pension scheme. It is important to us that you have an excellent work/life balance and the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in a supportive Local Authority setting where no two days are the same!

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