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Planning Solicitor - Malvern Hills District Council

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Salary up to £42,899 dependant on experience

Job description

Malvern Hills District Council is a great place to work, with high levels of resident satisfaction and motivated staff who enjoy working with us. Located in South Worcestershire the district boasts a beautiful natural environment, a rich heritage and plenty to do and see. Malvern Hills District is also ranked in the top 20 best rural places to live in the UK.

We pride ourselves on being a progressive organisation who spends our time and energy on what we know matters to our residents and communities – things like creating jobs, keeping the streets clean, helping people feel safe and preventing homelessness.

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find. That's why, as well as a satisfying job, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as flexible working arrangements, generous holiday entitlements, a pension scheme, plenty of opportunities for personal development, and discounted gym membership.

We are continually looking for ways to improve and develop our services, and we currently have a number of shared service arrangements with other district councils in the Worcestershire area. The Legal Services team currently provide legal advice and support to Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council in Pershore.

Planning Solicitor – Full Time

Salary up to £42,899 dependant on experience

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Planning Solicitor based mainly in Pershore, working for both Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council.

We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate that they are highly motivated, confident and able to hit the ground running.

As Planning Solicitor, you must have good energy and enthusiasm with a real desire to work within the small but busy in-house shared Legal Service team and to deal with not only Planning matters, but a wide range of work.

We are looking for a knowledgeable and qualified individual, with wide experience in Planning matters, ideally within Local Government although this is not essential.

You must be a qualified Solicitor or Barrister with at least 5 years PQE.

This is a full time post and is based mainly in Pershore however you will be expected to work in Malvern when necessary.

Please see job description and person specification for further details.

Ideally educated to Degree Level

Qualified Solicitor or Barrister

Flexible and self motivated

Excellent working knowledge of Town and Country Planning legislation

Ability to travel to both Pershore and Malvern offices and occasionally to meetings outside of the district

See Person Specification for full details

In addition the successful candidate will have the following skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to express complex issues clearly, both verbally and in writing

Excellent team player

Sound judgement and good initiative

Ability to think beyond the pure legal 'text' and find practical solutions to problems

Good ICT skills

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Heather Peachey, Deputy Legal Services Manager on 01386 565475 or email

Interviews: 12 March 2018