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Principal Solicitor/Lawyer (Property and Projects)

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Job ID:

17239

Practice Area(s):

Procurement/Contracts, Projects/Regeneration, Property

Location:

Ashford, Kent, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Principal/Head of Section, Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

25.05.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

Up to £63,845 Full time including Leased Car/Car Allowance, depending on skills and experience. PLUS generous tax-free Relocation Allowance, if applicable

Undertake a broad range of complex property based legal work and to manage the Property legal team.

Ashford Borough Council has earned a reputation for innovation, infrastructure and entrepreneurship.

We put people first. Recognising the importance of a good work-life balance for health and well-being, we focus on productivity rather than hours.  

We offer an excellent benefits package including:-
  • flexible and home-working
  • empowerment to manage your own time
  • maternity, paternity or shared parental leave 
  • salary-linked pension
Our strong in-house Legal Service requires an experienced Property lawyer, to manage and personally undertake a complex and varied caseload with particular emphasis on legal advice and legal work related to (a) all types of land, commercial property transactions, joint ventures and housing law (b) a wide range of projects involving housing, the provision of leisure or other community facilities (including the creation of companies, charities and trusts and advising on the governance of those companies, charities and trusts) and to manage, develop and mentor the Property legal team.

We are keen to hear from you if you are a proficient, pro-active and responsive lawyer with strong, positive communication and influencing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to achieve the best practical outcomes for the Council and the public we serve.

You will have strong recent post-qualification experience (ideally, some within a local government environment) in the above and/or similar areas of work.

Ashford Borough has one of the highest scores for “Quality of Life”. Ashford is a fast-growing town in the heart of the “Garden of England”, just 38 minutes from London by high-speed train, 45 minutes from the M25, and with Continental Europe on its doorstep.   It boasts good schools (including grammar schools), relatively low house prices, and a variety of leisure/retail venues, restaurants and parks. It is an exciting, prosperous and environmentally-friendly place to live and work.

Our offices are adjacent to a Leisure Centre, and just five minutes’ walk from both Ashford town centre and Ashford International station.

For an informal discussion, please contact: Terry Mortimer, Solicitor to the Council & Monitoring Officer on 01233 330210 or email: terry.mortimer@ashford.gov.uk or Sue Smith, Property and Projects Team on 01233 330568 or email: sue.smith@ashford.gov.uk

For further information or to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below

Closing date: 30 June 2021

Ashford Borough Council recognises the need to ensure the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults when they come into contact with the services we provide
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Ashford Borough Council
Ashford, Kent, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom

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Ashford, Kent, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom
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Principal Solicitor/Lawyer (Property and Projects)

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Job ID:

17239

Practice Area(s):

Procurement/Contracts, Projects/Regeneration, Property

Location:

Ashford, Kent, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Principal/Head of Section, Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

25.05.2021

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

Up to £63,845 Full time including Leased Car/Car Allowance, depending on skills and experience. PLUS generous tax-free Relocation Allowance, if applicable

Undertake a broad range of complex property based legal work and to manage the Property legal team.

Ashford Borough Council has earned a reputation for innovation, infrastructure and entrepreneurship.

We put people first. Recognising the importance of a good work-life balance for health and well-being, we focus on productivity rather than hours.  

We offer an excellent benefits package including:-
  • flexible and home-working
  • empowerment to manage your own time
  • maternity, paternity or shared parental leave 
  • salary-linked pension
Our strong in-house Legal Service requires an experienced Property lawyer, to manage and personally undertake a complex and varied caseload with particular emphasis on legal advice and legal work related to (a) all types of land, commercial property transactions, joint ventures and housing law (b) a wide range of projects involving housing, the provision of leisure or other community facilities (including the creation of companies, charities and trusts and advising on the governance of those companies, charities and trusts) and to manage, develop and mentor the Property legal team.

We are keen to hear from you if you are a proficient, pro-active and responsive lawyer with strong, positive communication and influencing skills, attention to detail, and the ability to achieve the best practical outcomes for the Council and the public we serve.

You will have strong recent post-qualification experience (ideally, some within a local government environment) in the above and/or similar areas of work.

Ashford Borough has one of the highest scores for “Quality of Life”. Ashford is a fast-growing town in the heart of the “Garden of England”, just 38 minutes from London by high-speed train, 45 minutes from the M25, and with Continental Europe on its doorstep.   It boasts good schools (including grammar schools), relatively low house prices, and a variety of leisure/retail venues, restaurants and parks. It is an exciting, prosperous and environmentally-friendly place to live and work.

Our offices are adjacent to a Leisure Centre, and just five minutes’ walk from both Ashford town centre and Ashford International station.

For an informal discussion, please contact: Terry Mortimer, Solicitor to the Council & Monitoring Officer on 01233 330210 or email: terry.mortimer@ashford.gov.uk or Sue Smith, Property and Projects Team on 01233 330568 or email: sue.smith@ashford.gov.uk

For further information or to apply, please click on the Enquire/Apply button below

Closing date: 30 June 2021

Ashford Borough Council recognises the need to ensure the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults when they come into contact with the services we provide