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Climate Change and Coastal Erosion Transition Lawyer

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Job ID:

31039

Practice Area(s):

Environmental

Location:

Norfolk, East of England 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Full-Time

Posted:

28.05.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£37,336 - £41,418 per annum

The Salary for level 2 ranges from £42,403 to £46,464

Contract: Fixed Term for 3 years

About The Role
North Norfolk is a fantastic place to live, work and visit – covering over 360 sq miles of coastal and rural environment, with a population of over 100,000 people living in 120 distinct communities, our District is one of England’s top holiday destinations and a place where people positively choose to live.
 
“Rare opportunity for a legally qualified lawyer – are you interested in helping shape law and national practice to prepare and plan for climate impacts and coastal erosion? We would like to hear from you if you have excellent legal research and analytical skills, think ‘out of the box’ to problem solve, and have a passion for change.”
 
We are looking for a climate change and coastal erosion transition lawyer to work primarily as part of the Council’s innovative Coastwise initiative. This is a nationally important scheme that is working with coastal communities and will shape the nation’s future approach to prepare for climate enhanced coastal change. The programme is funded through the DEFRA and the Environment Agency’s Coastal Transition Acceleration Programme. As a council which is bordered by coastline, we have challenges around the risk to homes, but also to whole communities, including businesses, roads, footpaths, utilities, heritage assets, beach access and much more.
 
Part of this role will involve exploring what legal provisions are already available to local authorities or impact on the coastal erosion and transition, reviewing their effectiveness, as well as exploring new ideas. This will lead to shaping the practical activities of the Coastwise programme and ultimately reporting back to national government and the Environment Agency with recommendations for legislative and practical changes and in doing so will draw heavily on environmental and planning law, civil liability etc. Other parts of this role may require supporting the delivery of the Coastwise programme through undertaking legal transactions to further individual parts of the project, including property and commercial transactions, enforcing, and defending the service of legal notices etc. so additional skills in these areas would be useful, but not essential as these skill sets already form part of the Council’s in house legal team. There will also be the opportunity to undertake other work outside of this project, providing general experience of working for a (local) government legal department.
 
About You
This is a rare opportunity for someone who is interested in furthering a career in environmental and climate change law and would suit a legally qualified lawyer with a keen interest in this area and who has excellent legal research and analytical skills, someone who is able to think ‘out of the box’ to problem solve, and who is interested in helping shape law and national practice to prepare and plan for climate impacts and coastal erosion.
 
There are two levels of this role, please apply for the level that most suits your experience, skills and knowledge based upon the requirements listed in the job description.
 
Salary for level 1 ranges from £37,336 to £41,418. The Salary for level 2 ranges from £42,403 to £46,464.
 
This is a fixed term role for a period of 3 years.
 
For an informal discussion please contact: Jo Furner, Principle Solicitor on 01263 516290 or email jo.furner@north-norfolk.gov.uk
 
About Us
We're committed to promoting equality of opportunity for the people and communities of North Norfolk. We respect and value difference in our district and across our workforce, and we want everyone to feel included and able to play their part in making North Norfolk a great place to live, learn, work and visit.
 
Our coast and environment are really important to us. We recognise that North Norfolk faces a very real threat from climate change and as such the Council has declared a climate emergency. A Net Zero strategy has been developed to support our ambitions and all staff have a role to play in meeting our carbon reduction targets.
 
As one of the largest employers in the district, we offer a number of benefits that are open to all employees. We have a supportive culture of enabling our people to learn and grow through attending courses, e-learning, and their day-to-day job roles. Our office in Cromer is modern and light with onsite lunchtime catering, and free onsite parking.
 
We have an active health and well-being group, mental health first aiders, employee assistant program, employee discounts portal, and salary sacrifice schemes (bikes, home electricals and EV car leasing).
 
We have a great forum for communication through regular updates from Directors and Chief Executive, and a working relationship with Unison, our onsite recognised union.
 
Most people that work for North Norfolk District Council can enjoy a great work life balance, as part of our hybrid approach to work. If your role supports hybrid working, and we've shown you all that we need to for your job role, all we ask is that you have a stable and reliable internet connection.
 
You’ll enjoy 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays, and when you’ve been with us for five years, this increases to 30 days (assuming the role is full time). We provide access to a great pension scheme, based on your local authority career average earnings.
 
We encourage applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
 
Closing date: 19 June 2024

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.
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North Norfolk District Council
Norfolk, East of England, United Kingdom

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Climate Change and Coastal Erosion Transition Lawyer

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Job ID:

31039

Practice Area(s):

Environmental

Location:

Norfolk, East of England 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Full-Time

Posted:

28.05.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£37,336 - £41,418 per annum

The Salary for level 2 ranges from £42,403 to £46,464

Contract: Fixed Term for 3 years

About The Role
North Norfolk is a fantastic place to live, work and visit – covering over 360 sq miles of coastal and rural environment, with a population of over 100,000 people living in 120 distinct communities, our District is one of England’s top holiday destinations and a place where people positively choose to live.
 
“Rare opportunity for a legally qualified lawyer – are you interested in helping shape law and national practice to prepare and plan for climate impacts and coastal erosion? We would like to hear from you if you have excellent legal research and analytical skills, think ‘out of the box’ to problem solve, and have a passion for change.”
 
We are looking for a climate change and coastal erosion transition lawyer to work primarily as part of the Council’s innovative Coastwise initiative. This is a nationally important scheme that is working with coastal communities and will shape the nation’s future approach to prepare for climate enhanced coastal change. The programme is funded through the DEFRA and the Environment Agency’s Coastal Transition Acceleration Programme. As a council which is bordered by coastline, we have challenges around the risk to homes, but also to whole communities, including businesses, roads, footpaths, utilities, heritage assets, beach access and much more.
 
Part of this role will involve exploring what legal provisions are already available to local authorities or impact on the coastal erosion and transition, reviewing their effectiveness, as well as exploring new ideas. This will lead to shaping the practical activities of the Coastwise programme and ultimately reporting back to national government and the Environment Agency with recommendations for legislative and practical changes and in doing so will draw heavily on environmental and planning law, civil liability etc. Other parts of this role may require supporting the delivery of the Coastwise programme through undertaking legal transactions to further individual parts of the project, including property and commercial transactions, enforcing, and defending the service of legal notices etc. so additional skills in these areas would be useful, but not essential as these skill sets already form part of the Council’s in house legal team. There will also be the opportunity to undertake other work outside of this project, providing general experience of working for a (local) government legal department.
 
About You
This is a rare opportunity for someone who is interested in furthering a career in environmental and climate change law and would suit a legally qualified lawyer with a keen interest in this area and who has excellent legal research and analytical skills, someone who is able to think ‘out of the box’ to problem solve, and who is interested in helping shape law and national practice to prepare and plan for climate impacts and coastal erosion.
 
There are two levels of this role, please apply for the level that most suits your experience, skills and knowledge based upon the requirements listed in the job description.
 
Salary for level 1 ranges from £37,336 to £41,418. The Salary for level 2 ranges from £42,403 to £46,464.
 
This is a fixed term role for a period of 3 years.
 
For an informal discussion please contact: Jo Furner, Principle Solicitor on 01263 516290 or email jo.furner@north-norfolk.gov.uk
 
About Us
We're committed to promoting equality of opportunity for the people and communities of North Norfolk. We respect and value difference in our district and across our workforce, and we want everyone to feel included and able to play their part in making North Norfolk a great place to live, learn, work and visit.
 
Our coast and environment are really important to us. We recognise that North Norfolk faces a very real threat from climate change and as such the Council has declared a climate emergency. A Net Zero strategy has been developed to support our ambitions and all staff have a role to play in meeting our carbon reduction targets.
 
As one of the largest employers in the district, we offer a number of benefits that are open to all employees. We have a supportive culture of enabling our people to learn and grow through attending courses, e-learning, and their day-to-day job roles. Our office in Cromer is modern and light with onsite lunchtime catering, and free onsite parking.
 
We have an active health and well-being group, mental health first aiders, employee assistant program, employee discounts portal, and salary sacrifice schemes (bikes, home electricals and EV car leasing).
 
We have a great forum for communication through regular updates from Directors and Chief Executive, and a working relationship with Unison, our onsite recognised union.
 
Most people that work for North Norfolk District Council can enjoy a great work life balance, as part of our hybrid approach to work. If your role supports hybrid working, and we've shown you all that we need to for your job role, all we ask is that you have a stable and reliable internet connection.
 
You’ll enjoy 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays, and when you’ve been with us for five years, this increases to 30 days (assuming the role is full time). We provide access to a great pension scheme, based on your local authority career average earnings.
 
We encourage applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
 
Closing date: 19 June 2024

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