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Lawyer x 2 (Property, Planning & Procurement) - Ipswich Borough Council

Closing date

14/10/2018

Salary

£37,415 – £39,340

Job description

Ipswich Borough Council currently has two exciting opportunities for suitably qualified and experienced Lawyers. We are seeking applications from Lawyers who have a specialism in Planning and Property law to join our dynamic and growing team.

The vision of our team is to be recognised as an influential centre of excellence providing legal services, dynamic responses and innovative solutions in a cost effective and collaborative manner.


You will see a real impact in the Borough as a result of your work and benefit from our genuine commitment to on-going professional development.

Day to day

Property Lawyer

The focus of this role is to provide property transactional work in support of development, asset management and housing teams within the Council. The role will involve supporting the Council in increasing income from land, property investment, major projects and Council priorities, as well as a caseload consisting of commercial and residential property transactions. Good drafting skills are essential.

The successful candidate will ensure all complex legal property enquiries received are effectively resolved. They will have a dynamic approach to work and be keen to apply their proven skills to support the Council's services.

Planning Lawyer

Planning and regeneration expertise to enable the Council to benefit from its numerous business, commercial and residential development opportunities. As a Planning Lawyer, you will carry a varied caseload which will include drafting, negotiating and settling S106 agreements, case management of planning appeals and advising on planning enforcement notices and officer reports.

The successful candidate will ensure all complex legal planning enquiries received are effectively resolved. They will have a dynamic approach to work and be keen to apply their proven skills to support the Council's services.

About you

It is essential that you are familiar with current law, practice and procedure which is evidenced by at least two years' experience. You will need an appetite for change and competency to cope with a fast moving environment.


You will have strong advisory skills and competence with IT and case management systems. In addition, you will have an enabling, positive approach to finding solutions to complex problems, good appreciation of risk management and work flexibly across a multi skilled team supporting colleagues regardless of specialty.

You will be flexible, enthusiastic and able to manage a varied and challenging caseload. We can offer you a challenging career and early exposure to major development projects.

We offer in return:

Generous annual leave

Flexible working

Training and Development Opportunities

Discounts on parking and public transport

For more information about this role please contact Barbara Lisgarten on 01473 433210 or via email at barbara.lisgarten@ipswich.gov.uk

Please download a Job pack for more information regarding this vacancy.

Closing Date: 5pm on 14 October 2018 .

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 22 October 2018.

How to apply: You will need to Login or Sign Up for to My Ipswich to complete the Online Application Form for this vacancy. This will then be saved in your 'My Requests' records.


Reference

Contact

barbara.lisgarten@ipswich.gov.uk