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Senior Lawyer

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Job ID:

21323

Practice Area(s):

Projects/Regeneration, Property

Location:

Buckinghamshire, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

06.05.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

mkc/TP/240/354
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Job Description:

Salary: £46,662 - £51,540

Location: Civic Offices, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
 
We have a great opportunity for a Senior Lawyer (Property & Housing) to join as a key member of our growing and collaborative in-house legal team. As Senior Lawyer, you will be one of the Council’s legal experts in one or more core areas of property legal work dealt with by Legal Services. You will take the lead on many of the Council’s high profile and complex commercial projects including regeneration projects and other development projects.
 
Ideally, you will have 5 years post qualification experience as a solicitor/barrister/legal executive. 
 
Main Responsibility
  • To manage a caseload of medium and high level matters ensuring that all work is both of a high quality and delivered in a timely manner. 
  • You will be accountable, with the Principal Lawyer, for the delivery of key performance targets for the team.
  • You will establish and maintain client relationships through understanding their business needs and objectives.
  • You will assist in encouraging junior team members to understand and achieve their clients objectives. 
  • You will assist in supervising the advice, advocacy and casework of more junior lawyers. 
  • You will ensure that the use of external advice and support is procured in accordance with agreed procedures and is focused on achieving best value. 
 
The Ideal Candidate
  • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister (Supreme Court of England and Wales/English Bar) or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives or equivalent relevant qualification with relevant experience.
  • Significant experience of relevant legislation including relevant local government law.
  • A team player who is able to work collaboratively to achieve shared goals.
  • Ability to research complex areas of law and present them in clear and understandable terms to clients.
  • Ability to negotiate complex matters of high value, risk or importance, translating those matters into actions that best represents and protects the interests, desires and good governance of the Council.
  • Ability to identify and evaluate risks systematically, communicating information to enable appropriate and timely action; recognising situations where risk may be justifiable.
 Package Description
​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:
  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 19.7%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy
About the Company
Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.
 
Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.
 
Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.

For further information or to apply for the position please select the 'Enquire/Apply' button at the bottom of the page.

Closing date:
31st May, 2022
Employer Info
Milton Keynes Council
Buckinghamshire, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom

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Milton Keynes Council
Buckinghamshire, South-East (exc London), United Kingdom
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Senior Lawyer

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Job ID:

21323

Practice Area(s):

Projects/Regeneration, Property

Location:

Buckinghamshire, South-East (exc London) 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

06.05.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority

Employer Ref:

mkc/TP/240/354
col-wide   

Job Description:

Salary: £46,662 - £51,540

Location: Civic Offices, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
 
We have a great opportunity for a Senior Lawyer (Property & Housing) to join as a key member of our growing and collaborative in-house legal team. As Senior Lawyer, you will be one of the Council’s legal experts in one or more core areas of property legal work dealt with by Legal Services. You will take the lead on many of the Council’s high profile and complex commercial projects including regeneration projects and other development projects.
 
Ideally, you will have 5 years post qualification experience as a solicitor/barrister/legal executive. 
 
Main Responsibility
  • To manage a caseload of medium and high level matters ensuring that all work is both of a high quality and delivered in a timely manner. 
  • You will be accountable, with the Principal Lawyer, for the delivery of key performance targets for the team.
  • You will establish and maintain client relationships through understanding their business needs and objectives.
  • You will assist in encouraging junior team members to understand and achieve their clients objectives. 
  • You will assist in supervising the advice, advocacy and casework of more junior lawyers. 
  • You will ensure that the use of external advice and support is procured in accordance with agreed procedures and is focused on achieving best value. 
 
The Ideal Candidate
  • Qualified Solicitor or Barrister (Supreme Court of England and Wales/English Bar) or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives or equivalent relevant qualification with relevant experience.
  • Significant experience of relevant legislation including relevant local government law.
  • A team player who is able to work collaboratively to achieve shared goals.
  • Ability to research complex areas of law and present them in clear and understandable terms to clients.
  • Ability to negotiate complex matters of high value, risk or importance, translating those matters into actions that best represents and protects the interests, desires and good governance of the Council.
  • Ability to identify and evaluate risks systematically, communicating information to enable appropriate and timely action; recognising situations where risk may be justifiable.
 Package Description
​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:
  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 19.7%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy
About the Company
Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.
 
Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.
 
Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.

For further information or to apply for the position please select the 'Enquire/Apply' button at the bottom of the page.

Closing date:
31st May, 2022