Senior Planning and Highways Lawyer

England, London, Woolwich
£45834 - £48819 per annum + Potential attraction payment
17 Dec 2020
14 Jan 2021
Adeola Lawal
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

£45,834 - £48,819)

(additional attraction payment may be available, dependent upon experience)

Are you a Senior Planning & Highways Lawyer with local government experience who is looking for variety and challenge?

At Royal Greenwich, we are proud to be a borough synonymous with first class modern services alongside our Maritime history, Greenwich Mean Time and Royal Status. A world heritage site, our communities are vibrant and diverse, and our elected members are ambitious to realise the potential of the borough whilst responding to our financial challenges.

Greenwich Legal Services is committed to being a high performing in-house legal service which plays an essential part in the achievement of the Royal Borough's priorities and objectives for the benefit of our community.

You will join us at an exciting time as the Royal Borough continues with its ambitious regeneration and housing delivery programme.

We are looking to recruit an experienced, skilled and dynamic Senior Planning and Highways Lawyer with a 'can do' enabling approach who will join our Planning & Procurement Team and play a vital role in the next stage of our continuous improvement journey.

Utilising skills and experience gained within a similar position, you will report to the Assistant Head of Legal Services (Planning & Procurement) and will have your own complex and varied caseload on matters including planning and highways agreements, advising on CIL, assets of community value, conservation issues planning enforcement, and advising at planning committee.

The role will involve supervising and managing junior staff and providing legal advice and support to committees, members and senior officers, and taking any appropriate measures to ensure continued legal service delivery.

You must be a qualified solicitor or barrister holding a current practising certificate, or Legal Executive.

Rewards and Benefits of working for us:

  • 28 days annual leave, rising to 31 days annual leave after 5 years' service.
  • A range of flexible working arrangements
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Annual season ticket loan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities to maximise your potential
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Staff Support Networks
  • GreenwichCard which entitles you to discounts at local businesses
  • Payroll giving
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Potential one off attraction payment dependant on the experience of the appointee

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Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.