Planning/ Property/ Highways Lawyer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
31/01/2022 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House in Peterborough
£43,857 - £47,854
Weekly Hours:
Vacancy ID:
Closing date:
31 Jan
Further Information

Peterborough is a great place to work. Only a 40 minute commute into London and the status as the fifth largest growing city in the United Kingdom, our team is at the forefront of major developments in the City. We are looking for an outstanding legal professional to direct and lead our expanding Planning, Property and Highways team and provide a high quality, professional service in relation to all legal planning, highways, commercial property and/or social housing matters for Peterborough City Council and their client Councils.

As a qualified planning lawyer, you will be working closely with Members and Officers and will be involved in complex and challenging work.

If you are a Planning lawyer, you will act as an adviser to Planning Committees at Peterborough City Council and two other client Councils, including responsibility for the proper conduct of Planning-related Inquiries. You will be drafting and negotiating Section 106 Agreements and other planning-related documentation. There are currently 3 lawyers in Planning and Highways supported by 1 legal officer.

If you are a Highways lawyers, you will be working closely with our clients. There are currently 3 lawyers in the Highways team supported by 1 legal officer

If you are a Property Lawyer, you will be responsible for all Property related matters which is shared amongst the team. The Property team is currently comprised of 6 lawyers supported by 2 legal officers. Additional experience in one of the fields listed would be desirable: Highways or Planning or Social Housing.

The entire Grade 13 team are acting on at least one development per person and there is an expectation that a new recruit will do the same

You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive or Conveyancer with a current practising certificate with at least 10 years’ experience in Planning, Highways, Commercial Property Law or Social Housing experience. You will have extensive knowledge and experience of advising on all aspects of Planning law or Property law or Highways law or Social Housing law, along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively on your own as well as being part of a wider team of lawyers. The successful candidate will have the ability to engender trust and confidence and be able to show tact, diplomacy and political awareness with resilience.

The role is a 5 day a week role and you will be expected to work from home for the majority of the time on a flexible and agile basis with our client’s best interests in mind.

We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, agile work environment and flexible hours, career average salary pension scheme, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime and a company car scheme.

You will be part of a team of 13 lawyers and legal officers, working collaboratively towards making Peterborough one of the best places to live in the UK.

We invite applications from planning, highways and property lawyers in all sectors.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire/Peterborough and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve.