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Property Lead Lawyer

Employer
East Suffolk Council
Location
Lowestoft, Suffolk
Salary
Up to £55,595 per annum
Closing date
19 May 2024
Reference
14969

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East Suffolk Council, Agile working across offices in Melton (IP12 1RT) or Lowestoft (NR33 0EQ) and Courts when required

Property Lead Lawyer

Up to £55,595 per annum

Full Time. 37 hours per week (part time applications welcomed)

Permanent

Closing date: 12 May 2024

Reference: 14969

 

 

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

An opportunity has arisen for a Lead Property Lawyer to join our Legal Services team to lead on all aspects of property law across the council. You will also be required to support various corporate projects related to property, to prepare and present reports to various stakeholders and to represent the council in court as required.

 

What you will need:

We are looking for someone with a solid track record of providing proactive, expert, timely and authoritative legal advice and support to senior leaders and key decision-makers at the highest levels. With demonstrable experience of working at a senior level in the property field, you will also be experienced at building and maintaining effective relationships and will be able to find effective solutions to complex and politically sensitive problems.

The ability to find effective solutions to complex and politically sensitive problems and the ability to work well under pressure and convey complex legal issues to a variety of audiences is essential. 

 

Why work for us?

East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access.

Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Great opportunities for training and development
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 25 days a year, increasing to 31 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays)
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Free car parking (for when you are working in the office)
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services.

Please see our benefits brochure for further information.

The majority of our teams are working in an agile way, with a mixture of home and office working, depending on individual preferences and service requirements. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were successful, please contact the recruiting manager listed below.

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.

To find out more

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Jo Hooley (Legal Services Manager) on 07385 953520, or alternatively email: hr@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

How to apply:

To apply, please complete the online application and upload your supporting statement on our website at:

https://www.suffolkjobsdirect.org/#en/sites/CX6001/job/14969

Closing date: 12 May 2024.

Interview date: 21 May 2024.

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

We hugely value our staff and know that in order for us to remain successful, it is essential for us to recognise talented employees, developing and retaining them within the organisation. We are therefore committed to investing in our staff and providing first-class support to ensure a positive culture and rewarding careers. 

 

 

 

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