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Planning and Highways Lawyer

Portsmouth City Council Jobs

Reference: 3333 - 4051

Job details


Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth

Job type

Fixed-term, Full time


Band 10 £34,787 - £38,813 p.a.

Closing date

20/09/2020 12:00 am

The post may become substantive depending on candidate performance, available budget and organisational need.

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your new role

Reporting to the Principal Planning Solicitor, you will be one of the Planning and Highway Lawyers in the authority’s expanding Legal Services Department.  You will work on progressing a caseload of section 106 agreements, section 278 agreements and general planning advice for our busy Planning Department.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will be a qualified solicitor or legal executive with experience of drafting and negotiating section 106 agreements.  You will have a proven track record of professional achievement and have an excellent knowledge of planning law, policy and guidance.

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

As well as highly competitive pay and 26 days annual leave (excluding public holidays) you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours and a fantastic pension to a fully-fledged rewards portal giving you access to discounts at high street retailers, restaurants and cinemas.

DBS Disclosure at Standard level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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How to apply


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