Assistant Planning Solicitor Part-Time Fixed Term

Salary £35,934 to £38,813 pro rata per annum

18 hours per week (Flexi Scheme in Operation)

Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 03 October 2019

Please note the post is available due to temporary funding for a fixed term ending 31 March 2021

West Lancashire has a diverse economy with market towns, small villages and thriving commercial areas nestled alongside rural countryside.

The Borough offers a wide contrast between open farmland and small picturesque villages together with the larger vibrant market towns of Burscough and Ormskirk. Our largest town Skelmersdale is a hive of urban activity, combining thriving business districts, central and local shopping centres with plenty of green spaces and surrounding woodlands.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled professional to join the Council working in our small, but supportive, Legal and Member Services team.

We are looking to recruit an experienced and proactive planning solicitor to deal with a range of planning matters including planning application advice, certificate of lawful use, planning enforcement and appeals and Community Infrastructure Levy/Planning Obligation matters.

You will be a good team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Besides being able to offer flexible working practices the Council has a wide range of benefits available to employees, so click here and find out about our comprehensive rewards package.

For an informal chat about this post please contact Kay Lovelady, Principal Solicitor on 01695 585075. If you are considering a move from private practice and want to speak to someone who has done this let us know and we will put you in touch with one of our team who is pleased to have made the change into an in-house role.

Please note this post is a Politically Restricted Post


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Please note that we do not accept speculative CVs.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo security checks as part of the Baseline Personnel Security Standard for accessing Government records.  This will include a Basic DBS check.

Please be advised that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position with West Lancashire Borough Council. See our Recruitment of Ex Offenders Guidance Leaflet

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