Legal Officer – Property

Grade 7

Salary £33,945 – £37,336

Job Ref RO87482 

Closing Date 14th January 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a friendly, proactive and busy team of lawyers in the Rochdale Development and Property Team based in the iconic award winning Number One Riverside offices.

Rochdale Council is looking to appoint an outstanding property lawyer who is capable of working to tight deadlines with minimal supervision and able to act on their own initiative. The Post holder will have conduct of an extensive and varied caseload of matters which, in addition to conveyancing matters, also includes planning, highways & footpath matters; academy conversions and commercial property work in relation to major commercial and residential regeneration schemes within the Borough.

The Post Holder will also be required to attend meetings give advice on a large range of property issues to Clients and sometimes members and should have an ability to negotiate points of law.

The ideal candidate must be motivated and enthusiastic and be a pro-active team player who is able to work as part of a busy team; can react positively to changing priorities and is willing to embrace new technology and ways of working as well as possessing good interpersonal skills.

Local authority experience is preferable however Rochdale Council will consider private practice and public sector candidates

In accordance with Section 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 this post requires the ability to converse at ease with the members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English.

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