Senior Lawyer, Planning

Salary:  £48,984 – £51,055

Job Ref: CS446e

Closing date: 28/11/2021

Are you looking for your next career step in a fast-paced highly influential and innovative team?

Cumbria County Council are looking for an experienced and professional candidate to join us as Senior Lawyer Planning. We are welcoming applications from candidates with significant management experience who have delivered services at a high level of strategic and corporate importance.

Based in our Litigation & Environment Legal Team you will be responsible for dealing with all aspects of planning and PROW law. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly experienced Lawyer to take the next step and work in a key management role whilst also still managing complex casework.

As a Senior Lawyer you will not only oversee the day-to-day management and supervision of the wider team; you will also assist the Team Leader in ensuring the provision of the most appropriate and cost-effective method of meeting the Council’s requirements for legal services. This will include contributing to the management of the wider Legal Services and supporting the organisation in achieving a high standard of corporate governance.

You will be a strong and inspiring leader with knowledge in dealing with high profile applications in a minerals and waste authority and experience of commons and/or highways law. In addition you will need proven management experience in supervising team members and an ability to develop excellent relationships with the client and other professionals. It is a fantastic time to join us as we improve and develop our Services working in new ways to support the extraordinary changes happening in Local Government.

Excellent communicators the ability to work in high-pressure environment and an open and honest approach to management are all qualities we are looking for in our Senior Lawyers and as an organisation we offer excellent career progression and we strongly encourage flexible working to support and enable our team.

If you are looking for a new challenge in a friendly supportive and professionally stimulating environment then we want to hear from you.

To discuss the role please contact:  Kate Turner on 07919 293626

Interview information

Closing date: 28/11/2021

Interview date: 06/12/2021

We currently are operating virtual interviews. This will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software which is currently free for new users however if there are any issues with accessing this technology we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

 Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed we are happy to discuss.

 What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits including:

*Excellent training and development offers

*Flexible working opportunities

*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

*Various perks and discounts schemes including money off your phone contract and local gyms

*Competitive rates of pay

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria of this job are guaranteed an interview.

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