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Lawyer, Place

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Job ID:

21351

Practice Area(s):

Planning

Location:

Greater Manchester, North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Posted:

10.05.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£34,373 - £43,570

About us

Trafford Council and its partners in the public, private and third sectors are embarking on a Vision which sees us working together to close inequality gaps and maximise Trafford’s huge potential. Our vision is working together to build the best future for all our communities and everyone in Trafford.

Trafford really is a great place to work. With a positive permission culture, we embrace innovation and encourage performance. We’re keen to recruit someone with the right values and behaviours that can help us ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do

We currently have an exciting vacancy within our team to enable us to continue to build on our success and also bring new experience, knowledge and ideas into the team.

About you

Your style and approach will reflect our values and behaviours: you will be committed to continually learning & improving the way you do things to ensure effective outcomes; valuing and respecting others’ contribution, you will work together to deliver service; you will take ownership of your actions and strive to getting things right first time and learn from when things do go wrong; you will enjoy taking personal responsibility to resolve issues and change what you do and how you do it to make a difference.

About the Role

The Place team provides legal advice and assistance to the Council, its Elected Members, its Officers, schools and other clients across all relevant areas of property, planning, and highways law.

The post holder will support stakeholders by providing specialist and proactive legal advice and assistance across a range of areas arising within the post holder’s area of responsibility primarily within Planning Law but also including, but not limited to:
  • Property acquisitions
  • Property disposals
  • Leases
  • Licences
  • Easements
  • Developments
  • S106 Agreements
  • Certificates of Lawfulness
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Planning appeals
  • S38 Agreements
  • S278 Agreements
  • Traffic Orders
  • Tree Preservation Orders
  • Building Control
  • Dangerous Buildings
You will need to have experience in contract drafting and will be skilled at drafting legal documentation. You will also possess commercial awareness and have a “can do” approach.

You will have experience of Planning Law and, ideally, one or more of the other areas listed above and you will be capable of:

•      developing and advising on a wide range of high-level complex and sensitive work;

•      representing Legal Services at committee meetings and other meetings of the Council and also represent the council’s interests with external organisations;

•      supporting the Principal Solicitors, Monitoring Officer and Deputy Monitoring Officer as required;

•      possessing up-to-date knowledge in respect of national trends, policy, legislation, guidelines, initiatives and best practice in Legal and Local Government;

•      ensuring that the service meets all its statutory requirements and responsibilities; and

•      communicating and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, building partnerships and productive working relationships to achieve shared objectives.

You’ll be skilled at providing concise and clear advice, and carrying out legal research and analysis. You will be well-organised and adaptable, as you may from time to time be asked to take on challenges outside your field of expertise.

 Please contact Tim Rhodes on 0161 912 4879 or at timothy.rhodes@trafford.gov.uk for more information about the team/role.

About the benefits

You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values-based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things here at Trafford.

Trafford recognises the importance of staff wellbeing and offer a number of initiatives for staff including mindfulness, mental health first aiders, running & walking groups and health and wellbeing events.

Our great benefits include:
  • Pension
  • Home Technology Scheme
  • Car Lease Scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Simply Healthcare
  • Employee Discount Scheme - 'Perks at Work'

Trafford the place - Trafford continues to be one of the best places to live, in the country. According to statistics, the borough scores highly in terms of recycling, education, employment and crime reduction, and has a reputation of being one of the safest places to live in Greater Manchester.

Trafford has some of the best schools in the country; it also has excellent transport links and is globally recognised for its, sport, culture and leisure interests.

The Council needs to hold and process information about employees, workers and other individuals as appropriate, for various reasons. With the General Data Protection Regulations coming into force we have in place a new privacy notice for staff, contractors, volunteers, trainees, those on work experience and job applicants.

Closing date: 31 May

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.
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Trafford Borough Council
Greater Manchester, North-West, United Kingdom

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Greater Manchester, North-West, United Kingdom
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Lawyer, Place

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Job ID:

21351

Practice Area(s):

Planning

Location:

Greater Manchester, North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Posted:

10.05.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£34,373 - £43,570

About us

Trafford Council and its partners in the public, private and third sectors are embarking on a Vision which sees us working together to close inequality gaps and maximise Trafford’s huge potential. Our vision is working together to build the best future for all our communities and everyone in Trafford.

Trafford really is a great place to work. With a positive permission culture, we embrace innovation and encourage performance. We’re keen to recruit someone with the right values and behaviours that can help us ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do

We currently have an exciting vacancy within our team to enable us to continue to build on our success and also bring new experience, knowledge and ideas into the team.

About you

Your style and approach will reflect our values and behaviours: you will be committed to continually learning & improving the way you do things to ensure effective outcomes; valuing and respecting others’ contribution, you will work together to deliver service; you will take ownership of your actions and strive to getting things right first time and learn from when things do go wrong; you will enjoy taking personal responsibility to resolve issues and change what you do and how you do it to make a difference.

About the Role

The Place team provides legal advice and assistance to the Council, its Elected Members, its Officers, schools and other clients across all relevant areas of property, planning, and highways law.

The post holder will support stakeholders by providing specialist and proactive legal advice and assistance across a range of areas arising within the post holder’s area of responsibility primarily within Planning Law but also including, but not limited to:
  • Property acquisitions
  • Property disposals
  • Leases
  • Licences
  • Easements
  • Developments
  • S106 Agreements
  • Certificates of Lawfulness
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Planning appeals
  • S38 Agreements
  • S278 Agreements
  • Traffic Orders
  • Tree Preservation Orders
  • Building Control
  • Dangerous Buildings
You will need to have experience in contract drafting and will be skilled at drafting legal documentation. You will also possess commercial awareness and have a “can do” approach.

You will have experience of Planning Law and, ideally, one or more of the other areas listed above and you will be capable of:

•      developing and advising on a wide range of high-level complex and sensitive work;

•      representing Legal Services at committee meetings and other meetings of the Council and also represent the council’s interests with external organisations;

•      supporting the Principal Solicitors, Monitoring Officer and Deputy Monitoring Officer as required;

•      possessing up-to-date knowledge in respect of national trends, policy, legislation, guidelines, initiatives and best practice in Legal and Local Government;

•      ensuring that the service meets all its statutory requirements and responsibilities; and

•      communicating and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, building partnerships and productive working relationships to achieve shared objectives.

You’ll be skilled at providing concise and clear advice, and carrying out legal research and analysis. You will be well-organised and adaptable, as you may from time to time be asked to take on challenges outside your field of expertise.

 Please contact Tim Rhodes on 0161 912 4879 or at timothy.rhodes@trafford.gov.uk for more information about the team/role.

About the benefits

You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values-based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things here at Trafford.

Trafford recognises the importance of staff wellbeing and offer a number of initiatives for staff including mindfulness, mental health first aiders, running & walking groups and health and wellbeing events.

Our great benefits include:
  • Pension
  • Home Technology Scheme
  • Car Lease Scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Simply Healthcare
  • Employee Discount Scheme - 'Perks at Work'

Trafford the place - Trafford continues to be one of the best places to live, in the country. According to statistics, the borough scores highly in terms of recycling, education, employment and crime reduction, and has a reputation of being one of the safest places to live in Greater Manchester.

Trafford has some of the best schools in the country; it also has excellent transport links and is globally recognised for its, sport, culture and leisure interests.

The Council needs to hold and process information about employees, workers and other individuals as appropriate, for various reasons. With the General Data Protection Regulations coming into force we have in place a new privacy notice for staff, contractors, volunteers, trainees, those on work experience and job applicants.

Closing date: 31 May

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