Senior Lawyer (Planning)

Grade/Salary EP06  £49,416 to £52,256

Ref L&G/21/154497

Closing date 11th July 2021

Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.

We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities – #BeTheDifference.

We are expanding our in-house Legal Service to build a team with the right people and the right structure that allows us to respond to the innovation, improvement and growth around us and provide an excellent legal service to the Council and our communities. We are interested in recruiting bright, committed lawyers and providing them with the environment to be as good as they can be.

Senior Lawyer (Planning)

We are looking for candidates with extensive experience of providing legal advice relating to planning issues. You will have excellent communication and IT skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a busy team of solicitors and legal assistants. You will be confident in handling complex cases, conducting advocacy and managing a caseload of court proceedings and advice matters. You will have the ability to work well under pressure and assist the Principal Lawyer to manage a busy workload to tight deadlines.

The successful candidate must be a qualified solicitor or barrister. This post is politically restricted at Sensitive level.

For informal discussion please contact Matthew Neal on 0151 666 3057

Interviews anticipated for mid June 2021.

This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home.  In future, the Council will be moving to a hybrid of working arrangements for many of our roles with a combination of homeworking, office and site working as required.

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Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council’s Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

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All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

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