Legal Officer (Property)

Reference: JUL20211954
Expiry date: 16:00, 30 July 2021
Location: Manchester
Salary: £34,899.00 – £39,279.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Free rail or Metrolink travel to/from work within Greater Manchester and free bus travel within Greater Manchester.
Duration: 2 Year FIxed Term Contract
Attachments: FCS116LegalOfficerLevel1and2.doc

Are you seeking an in-house legal role that offers the opportunity to develop your career as a commercial property lawyer? Are you interested in being at the heart of the continued development of Greater Manchester’s public transport infrastructure?

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) oversees public transport in Greater Manchester, delivering and improving transport services, facilities and information to make travel easier for everyone. This is a busy and exciting time for us: under the devolution agreement, and with Greater Manchester at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, transport will play a vital role in supporting growth and prosperity in the UK’s largest regional economy outside London. Plus HS2 is taking shape and the role will interact with the HS2 colleagues.

TfGM has an exciting opportunity for a qualified solicitor to support the estates and infrastructure projects workload. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop their role as a property lawyer in an in-house role.

As part of a supportive and valued legal team, you will be exposed to a diverse and interesting workload together with other general areas of law depending on experience. You will receive supervision and support from a highly experienced in-house team and external legal support where required with a view to your supporting a busy real estate  workload.

In this role you will also support the development and infrastructure projects workload dealing with title investigations and reports, option agreements, development clawback and general advice on property strategy.

You will have proven experience to deal with land acquisition and disposal, commercial tenancies and associated landlord & tenant notices.  You will also have the requisite qualification as a solicitor and experience to enable you to support the estates portfolio and provide support on a range of infrastructure projects.  You will be provided with support from experienced legal colleagues to develop your skills as an in-house lawyer and an effective property advisor.

This is a 2 Year Fixed Term Contract opportunity.

In return, as well as a competitive salary, we offer a fantastic range of benefits, including:

  • Free Rail or Metrolink travel to and from work within the Greater Manchester boundary
  • Free bus travel within Greater Manchester
  • 27 days holiday per annum
  • Access to the local government pension scheme
  • Dynamic Working

TfGM encourages candidates to discuss flexible working options at any stage of the recruitment process.

The salary range for this role is £34,899 – £39,279 per annum.  Salary on appointment will be dependent upon your skills and experience.

TfGM welcomes and encourages applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are actively building a diverse workforce and want to create an inclusive environment, as we recognise the importance of our workforce reflecting the communities we serve.

If you see yourself as part of this team and have the skills and experience we are seeking, we would really like to hear from you!

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