Senior Solicitor (Planning) Fixed Term Contract for 1 Year
Salary - £45,332 to £51,193 per annum
An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen to lead and take forward the Legal Planning team at Guildford Borough Council.
The role will take the key responsibility for the Council’s legal work in a range of functions, including Planning and Highways Law.
The successful candidate should be a Solicitor or Barrister with at least 3 years post qualification experience and be able to demonstrate significant knowledge and practical experience in Planning law with some general knowledge around Highways. Experience of Managing and motivating a team is also essential as is the ability to interpret, advise and draft complex legal requirements and documentation relating to planning and highways matters.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellent skills in the following areas, giving advice credibly to a range of internal stakeholders including senior managers and councillors, effective team and case management and ability to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines. The candidate should also have experience attending Planning Committee as Legal Adviser.
Guildford, a vibrant market town with first class shopping, restaurants and attractions is only 35 minutes by train from Waterloo and our offices are located close to the town centre on the idyllic banks of the River Wey, a short walk from the train station. As a Council, we offer many excellent employee benefits including a career average earnings pension scheme, generous annual leave scheme and support for further training and professional development. It is very important to us that you have a good work life balance and we are always interested to discuss flexible working and options for home or remote working.
If you are interested in the role and would like to discuss it further please contact Sarah White, Principal Solicitor (Planning & Litigation Team) & Deputy Monitoring Officer on 01483 444069.
Closing date for applications is Friday 22nd March 2019