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Lead Lawyer - Planning and Highways

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Job ID:

31510

Practice Area(s):

Highways, Planning

Location:

North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

04.07.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£46,549 - £47,573 per annum

Location(s): Barrow, Kendal or Penrith however flexible and/or home working is available

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Local Government Reorganisation

Local Government in Cumbria has changed. The current six district councils and Cumbria County Council have now been replaced by two new unitary authorities - Westmorland and Furness Council and Cumberland Council.

This role will be based in and employed by Westmorland and Furness Council

Why work for Westmorland and Furness Council

Westmorland and Furness Council will be an ambitious authority that will shape public services for the better, building on the best and transforming them for the future. We are committed to putting our customers and communities first, and to be the heart of everything we do.

About this opportunity

A great opportunity has arisen at Westmorland and Furness Council within our Legal Team for a Lead Lawyer to support on the Council’s planning and highways work.

To be a success in our Legal Team you will have experience as a Planning and Highways Lawyer and have a good working knowledge in:

  • Preparing for hearings and inquiries
  • Dealing with planning appeals
  • Leading on completion of S106 Agreements
  • Advising at Planning Committees
  • Highways and associated Agreements
  • Planning Enforcement

You will be a strong team player with a proven track record of delivering to deadlines, have effective communication skills and be able to use sound judgement to solve problems. You will be used to working in a busy pressurised environment and will enjoy a challenge. A commitment to delivering the best possible service for the benefit of our residents and clients, is required. You must have good IT literacy skills and an ability to use electronic publications for the purpose of legal work and research are critical.

Other duties will include dealing with a range of matter including providing advice to officers and elected members, attending Council Planning Committees and working groups as required.

What can we offer you!

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay

Application and Interview information

We are currently operating both in-person and virtual interviews. Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process for this specific position, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

If you are invited to a virtual interview, this will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Safer Recruitment

At Westmorland and Furness Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Westmorland and Furness Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

Closing date: 11 August 2024
Interview date: TBC

For further information or to apply for the position please select the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.

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Westmorland and Furness Council
North-West, United Kingdom

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Lead Lawyer - Planning and Highways

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

31510

Practice Area(s):

Highways, Planning

Location:

North-West 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

04.07.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

£46,549 - £47,573 per annum

Location(s): Barrow, Kendal or Penrith however flexible and/or home working is available

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Local Government Reorganisation

Local Government in Cumbria has changed. The current six district councils and Cumbria County Council have now been replaced by two new unitary authorities - Westmorland and Furness Council and Cumberland Council.

This role will be based in and employed by Westmorland and Furness Council

Why work for Westmorland and Furness Council

Westmorland and Furness Council will be an ambitious authority that will shape public services for the better, building on the best and transforming them for the future. We are committed to putting our customers and communities first, and to be the heart of everything we do.

About this opportunity

A great opportunity has arisen at Westmorland and Furness Council within our Legal Team for a Lead Lawyer to support on the Council’s planning and highways work.

To be a success in our Legal Team you will have experience as a Planning and Highways Lawyer and have a good working knowledge in:

  • Preparing for hearings and inquiries
  • Dealing with planning appeals
  • Leading on completion of S106 Agreements
  • Advising at Planning Committees
  • Highways and associated Agreements
  • Planning Enforcement

You will be a strong team player with a proven track record of delivering to deadlines, have effective communication skills and be able to use sound judgement to solve problems. You will be used to working in a busy pressurised environment and will enjoy a challenge. A commitment to delivering the best possible service for the benefit of our residents and clients, is required. You must have good IT literacy skills and an ability to use electronic publications for the purpose of legal work and research are critical.

Other duties will include dealing with a range of matter including providing advice to officers and elected members, attending Council Planning Committees and working groups as required.

What can we offer you!

  • Excellent training and development offers
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)
  • Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms
  • Competitive rates of pay

Application and Interview information

We are currently operating both in-person and virtual interviews. Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process for this specific position, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss.

If you are invited to a virtual interview, this will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Safer Recruitment

At Westmorland and Furness Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Westmorland and Furness Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

Closing date: 11 August 2024
Interview date: TBC

For further information or to apply for the position please select the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.