Lawyer (Environment)

CWAC NJC – Grade 11/ Salary £41,441 to £48,121 per annum

Ref No W2381

Closing Date 8th January 2023

To provide legal and procedural advice and services in the most effective and efficient way to meet the requirements of the Council as a whole and specific Services and Departments.

Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. West Cheshire is a place where everyone can Thrive – through our core values of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

The successful candidate will be a solicitor, barrister or fellow legal executive with a minimum of 2 -year pqe, and will be able to provide accurate, practical and timely legal advice with minimum supervision.

The main duties will be: providing mainly planning, highways and environmental law advice, giving advice at Planning Committee and advising officers, members and Directors.

You will be primarily working from home and we offer flexi time and have the ability to work from our offices in Ellesmere Port, when required. We provide training to support continuing professional development.

If you have relevant experience and are a skilful, organised and enthusiastic lawyer, who thrives in working in a busy environment and being part of a team, this role may be ideal for you.

For informal discussion about this role please contact Victoria Roberts,

The contractual work location for this role is listed above however you may be required to work from a range of work locations or sites within the Borough and may also be required to work from home, depending on the needs of the service.

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In your application you should ensure that you provide evidence of how you have demonstrated meeting the Council’s core competencies of Teamwork, Honesty, Respect, Innovation, Value for Money and Empowerment.

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If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date then it is likely that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion, however please do not be discouraged from applying again.

Cheshire West and Chester Council are committed to equality and diversity in employment.  Please click the Equality Policy for more information.

Cheshire West and Chester Council have adopted a Local Living Wage for our employees which means that all employees will receive a minimum of £9.90 per hour for all contracted hours.

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