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Lawyer (Planning)

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Job ID:

21365

Practice Area(s):

Planning

Location:

Gloucestershire, South-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

11.05.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

Up to £44,591 per annum

We have ambitious plans to develop One Legal into a legal centre of public sector excellence, which is why our ethos is “To provide clients with exceptional, high-quality legal services, whilst inspiring skilled employees to develop expertise in a supportive, friendly and progressive environment”.
 
Be a member of our talented team that operates using a large and diverse client base, as a way of advising across sectors including residential, infrastructure, and environmental. More personally, share with the Director and members of One Legal Senior Leadership Team the duty to role model the values of openness, trust, and transparency.
 
As Lawyer (Planning), your duties will include:
  • Handling contentious work in judicial review and statutory challenges
  • Advocacy at planning appeals
  • Planning committees, planning appeals, judicial reviews, planning policy, planning agreements, planning enforcement, community infrastructure levy issues, planning policy and compulsory purchase
  • Handling your own caseload of complex matters
  • Supporting business development initiatives
  • Supporting junior members of the team with their case loads
  • Provision and development of first-rate legal services
To be successful in the role, you will need:
  • Significant and detailed experience of planning law and issues in respect to the delivery of affordable housing
  • Experience in legal work in/for local government/public sector
This is an excellent opportunity to provide clients with exceptional, high-quality legal services which will enable you to develop your expertise in a supportive, friendly, and progressive environment.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Sarah Farooqi, Head of Law (Litigation and Planning), on 01684 272012 or sarah.farooqi@onelegal.org.uk

About Us

This role is within One Legal. One Legal was launched in November 2009 and staff are employed by Tewkesbury Borough Council but One Legal is a shared legal service between Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Councils with Gloucester City and most recently Stroud District joining us in 2020. One Legal enjoys a greater pool of expertise and an improved skills base than could be retained individually by the four partners. This enables One Legal to successfully support the varied and complex legal work arising from the Councils’ challenging business agendas.

We offer:
  •     Up to 30 days annual leave
  •     Agile working arrangements
  •     Convenient office location close to the M5 with free parking
  •     Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  •     Potential career progression
  •     20% discounted membership at the local leisure centre
Find out more about us and the benefits of working for us by clicking here.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The council is committed to promoting equality of opportunity; we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date: 27 May 2022

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.
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One Legal
Gloucestershire, South-West, United Kingdom

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Gloucestershire, South-West, United Kingdom
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Lawyer (Planning)

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

21365

Practice Area(s):

Planning

Location:

Gloucestershire, South-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

11.05.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

Up to £44,591 per annum

We have ambitious plans to develop One Legal into a legal centre of public sector excellence, which is why our ethos is “To provide clients with exceptional, high-quality legal services, whilst inspiring skilled employees to develop expertise in a supportive, friendly and progressive environment”.
 
Be a member of our talented team that operates using a large and diverse client base, as a way of advising across sectors including residential, infrastructure, and environmental. More personally, share with the Director and members of One Legal Senior Leadership Team the duty to role model the values of openness, trust, and transparency.
 
As Lawyer (Planning), your duties will include:
  • Handling contentious work in judicial review and statutory challenges
  • Advocacy at planning appeals
  • Planning committees, planning appeals, judicial reviews, planning policy, planning agreements, planning enforcement, community infrastructure levy issues, planning policy and compulsory purchase
  • Handling your own caseload of complex matters
  • Supporting business development initiatives
  • Supporting junior members of the team with their case loads
  • Provision and development of first-rate legal services
To be successful in the role, you will need:
  • Significant and detailed experience of planning law and issues in respect to the delivery of affordable housing
  • Experience in legal work in/for local government/public sector
This is an excellent opportunity to provide clients with exceptional, high-quality legal services which will enable you to develop your expertise in a supportive, friendly, and progressive environment.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Sarah Farooqi, Head of Law (Litigation and Planning), on 01684 272012 or sarah.farooqi@onelegal.org.uk

About Us

This role is within One Legal. One Legal was launched in November 2009 and staff are employed by Tewkesbury Borough Council but One Legal is a shared legal service between Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Councils with Gloucester City and most recently Stroud District joining us in 2020. One Legal enjoys a greater pool of expertise and an improved skills base than could be retained individually by the four partners. This enables One Legal to successfully support the varied and complex legal work arising from the Councils’ challenging business agendas.

We offer:
  •     Up to 30 days annual leave
  •     Agile working arrangements
  •     Convenient office location close to the M5 with free parking
  •     Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  •     Potential career progression
  •     20% discounted membership at the local leisure centre
Find out more about us and the benefits of working for us by clicking here.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The council is committed to promoting equality of opportunity; we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date: 27 May 2022

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