Senior Lawyer – Property and Commercial Property

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: APR20212435

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£44,862 - £48,874 Per Annum

Closing date

9 May 2021

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

An experienced senior commercial property lawyer with a background in all aspects of commercial property work.  You will have a good knowledge of commercial property law together with a commercial approach to all areas of your work.  A willingness to be proactive is essential.  Previous local government experience is not essential but would be an advantage.

You will be part of a property team within Legal Services who work closely with the surveyors in the Corporate Assets Department as well as other departments.

What you’ll need to succeed

The post requires excellent communication skills. It involves a varied caseload involving commercial landlord and tenant matters, development and regeneration projects.   The role will involve working closely with a range of departments across the council including providing advice to members.

You will need a good working knowledge and awareness of developments in relevant areas of law, the ability to maintain good working relationships and be able to promote and maintain effective working practices, whilst complying with the highest practice standards as embedded in our LEXCEL accreditation.

What you’ll get in return

An excellent package of benefits, including:

  • Flexible working hours;
  • Excellent working environment;
  • Membership to a fantastic pension – the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • Up to 30 days annual leave;
  • 12 days additional flexi leave per year (subject to operational requirements);
  • Option to buy up to 10 days additional annual leave;
  • Staff discounts for travel/ local concessions;
  • Cycle to work / car benefit scheme;
  • Season ticket loans; and
  • Discounted membership at multi-site leisure centers within the city of Portsmouth.
  • Opportunity for remote working but there will be a need to come into the office on occasions.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section

We look forward to speaking with you soon.