We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and proactive lawyer, keen to develop local government expertise, to undertake planning legal work which will be split between two Councils (two days for Mole Valley and three days for Tandridge). We are a flexible employer and welcome applications for part time hours as we would also be open to job share arrangements.
The Legal Services at Tandridge District Council is a small and supportive team, currently working from home due to the pandemic. You will be required as things stand to attend meetings and Committees virtually.
About the role
You will be able to demonstrate experience of dealing with planning enquiries, providing advice at planning committees and negotiation/completion of S.106 and highways agreements. You will have strong drafting and negotiating skills and the ability to provide persuasive legal advice to a variety of audiences, including senior officers. You will be able to conduct your caseload with minimum supervision.
This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has either recently qualified or who has strong legal experience and wants to expand their existing knowledge and experience. You must be either a qualified solicitor, barrister or chartered legal executive (or equivalent), although it is not essential to have worked in local government.
You will have a 'can do' enabling approach and play a vital role in the next stage of the Council’s continuous improvement journey.
We offer flexible working hours, including home working and an opportunity for personal development to broaden skills across other areas of local government law. We are looking to appoint one post M2/M3 (up to £46,997)– full time (37 hours per week) but part time hours/jobshare may be considered. Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the criteria as described in the Role Specification at the specified grade for the post for which they are applying.
For an informal chat about these roles, please contact Lidia Harrison, Head of Legal, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews to be held week beginning 8 March 2021.
Please note that these dates are indicative at this stage and may be subject to change.