Property and Commercial Lawyer

Grade 13 – £40,876 – £43,857

Closing Date 10th September 2021

Job Ref 143

An opportunity has arisen for a Property and Commercial Lawyer to join Legal Services at Burnley Council.

Working within a small team you will conduct and manage a wide range of property – related work including sales and purchases of land, compulsory purchase orders, landlord and tenant matters, regeneration projects as well as advising upon and drafting commercial contracts and agreements.

You will have management responsibility for two members of staff and the Local Land Charges team.

The successful candidate will have post qualification experience in property and contracts and an ability to manage a varied and complex caseload.

The successful candidate will be a Solicitor, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives or a Licensed Conveyancer.

Burnley is situated in Pennine Lancashire with its compact urban area stretching along the two river valleys of the Brun and Calder.  It has a thriving town centre and is surrounded by attractive countryside. Burnley has excellent transport links around the region including a direct train line to Manchester.

The Council offers a generous pension scheme, holiday entitlement and exceptional work/life balance initiatives. This is an opportunity not to be missed.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Catherine Waudby, Head of Legal and Democratic Services on 01282 477198

How to Apply

We thank you for your interest in working for Burnley Council.

All online applicants will receive an acknowledgment confirming receipt upon submission.

If you are shortlisted you will be invited for an interview. If your application is not successful, you will receive an email confirmation. This is normally within 3 weeks of the closing date.

Details of when the interviews will be held are included within the vacancy advert. You will be able to choose a convenient interview appointment time.

References are normally taken up after the interviews have been held. There will be no offer of employment until satisfactory references, a medical clearance and DBS clearance (if required) have been granted.

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