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Senior Lawyer

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Job ID:

21211

Practice Area(s):

Governance, Planning

Location:

West Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

28.04.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£30,984 - £38,553

Malvern Hills District Council is a great place to work, with high levels of resident satisfaction and motivated staff who enjoy working with us. Located in South Worcestershire the district boasts a beautiful natural environment, a rich heritage and plenty to do and see. Malvern Hills District is also ranked in the top 20 best rural places to live in the UK.

We pride ourselves on being a progressive organisation who spends our time and energy on what we know matters to our residents and communities – things like creating jobs, keeping the streets clean, helping people feel safe and preventing homelessness.

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find.  That's why, as well as a rewarding career, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as:

* Agile Working (40% minimum office based)

* Excellent pension scheme

* Generous annual leave entitlement

* Options to purchase additional annual leave

* Regular job-specific training

* Discounted Gym and swim membership

* Free Employee Assistance scheme including access to counselling services

* Free annual flu vaccinations

* Health and Wellbeing support

* Cycle to Work scheme

* Employee Discounts with a range of companies including EE and

* Kaarp discount scheme which provides a range of employee discounts for days out and holidays

In conjunction with other members of the team you will assist the Principal Lawyer and Head of Legal Services in providing an efficient and effective shared legal service to both Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council (“the Councils”). Your main areas of work will be planning, governance and general advice – see job description for full details.

You will need to demonstrate commitment to delivering the Council's values of great customer service, openness and accountability, innovation and improvement and fairness and respect.

You will also be responsible for championing and demonstrating the Council’s Leadership Behaviour Framework by inspiring, communicating, collaborating and empowering self and others and leading by example.

Key Requirements:

You will be educated to degree level with a 2:2 or above.  Being legal qualified and/or having relevant experience of planning or local government matters would also be an advantage.

Please see the attached Job description and key requirements for further details

Skills & Experience:

You should have demonstratable and suitable legal and/or planning experience as well as having an ability to carry out legal research and provide prompt and accurate advice to officers and councillors. Experience of drafting legal agreements is essential.            

A good working knowledge of Town and Country Planning legislation and experience of dealing with planning matters or other areas of local government is desirable but not essential.

We are looking for someone with excellent skills in:
  • communication – both written and verbal,
  • drafting and negotiating legal agreements,
  • working to deadlines and under pressure
  • organisational skills
  • accuracy and creativity
  • ICT
  • dealing with sensitive matters
The right candidate will be a team player but will also be able to work under their own initiative. You should also be flexible, able to cover occasional evening committee meetings and be able to travel to meetings both inside and outside the district.

To discuss the post or for further information, please call Heather Peachey, Head of Legal Services on 01684 862348

Closing date: 5 June 22

Interview date: 16 June 22

For more information and/or to apply for this role please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below
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Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils
West Midlands, United Kingdom

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Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Senior Lawyer

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Job ID:

21211

Practice Area(s):

Governance, Planning

Location:

West Midlands 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

28.04.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£30,984 - £38,553

Malvern Hills District Council is a great place to work, with high levels of resident satisfaction and motivated staff who enjoy working with us. Located in South Worcestershire the district boasts a beautiful natural environment, a rich heritage and plenty to do and see. Malvern Hills District is also ranked in the top 20 best rural places to live in the UK.

We pride ourselves on being a progressive organisation who spends our time and energy on what we know matters to our residents and communities – things like creating jobs, keeping the streets clean, helping people feel safe and preventing homelessness.

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find.  That's why, as well as a rewarding career, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as:

* Agile Working (40% minimum office based)

* Excellent pension scheme

* Generous annual leave entitlement

* Options to purchase additional annual leave

* Regular job-specific training

* Discounted Gym and swim membership

* Free Employee Assistance scheme including access to counselling services

* Free annual flu vaccinations

* Health and Wellbeing support

* Cycle to Work scheme

* Employee Discounts with a range of companies including EE and

* Kaarp discount scheme which provides a range of employee discounts for days out and holidays

In conjunction with other members of the team you will assist the Principal Lawyer and Head of Legal Services in providing an efficient and effective shared legal service to both Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council (“the Councils”). Your main areas of work will be planning, governance and general advice – see job description for full details.

You will need to demonstrate commitment to delivering the Council's values of great customer service, openness and accountability, innovation and improvement and fairness and respect.

You will also be responsible for championing and demonstrating the Council’s Leadership Behaviour Framework by inspiring, communicating, collaborating and empowering self and others and leading by example.

Key Requirements:

You will be educated to degree level with a 2:2 or above.  Being legal qualified and/or having relevant experience of planning or local government matters would also be an advantage.

Please see the attached Job description and key requirements for further details

Skills & Experience:

You should have demonstratable and suitable legal and/or planning experience as well as having an ability to carry out legal research and provide prompt and accurate advice to officers and councillors. Experience of drafting legal agreements is essential.            

A good working knowledge of Town and Country Planning legislation and experience of dealing with planning matters or other areas of local government is desirable but not essential.

We are looking for someone with excellent skills in:
  • communication – both written and verbal,
  • drafting and negotiating legal agreements,
  • working to deadlines and under pressure
  • organisational skills
  • accuracy and creativity
  • ICT
  • dealing with sensitive matters
The right candidate will be a team player but will also be able to work under their own initiative. You should also be flexible, able to cover occasional evening committee meetings and be able to travel to meetings both inside and outside the district.

To discuss the post or for further information, please call Heather Peachey, Head of Legal Services on 01684 862348

Closing date: 5 June 22

Interview date: 16 June 22

For more information and/or to apply for this role please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below