Solicitor/Lawyer (Planning and Regulatory)

Salary £38,533 to £41,591 per annum

Reference RELE01007-1

Closing Date 12th May 2022

We are proud to be of service for the City of Preston with its key priorities of: 

Your Council, Your City and Fairness for You.

 Preston has been identified as the most improved UK City according to Pricewaterhouse Cooper Good Growth for Cities index, highlighting the great progress the City has made – and is still making – alongside partners in the City.

The Council is focused on achieving a sustainable budget while delivering its key priorities.  In particular, it has recently gathered increasing national attention for its focus on community wealth building, enhancing financial inclusion and supporting local businesses.  Against a background of austerity and pandemic the Council has single-mindedly focused on supporting the local economy and providing quality services to residents.

Preston City Council is committed to maximising its resources, and is dedicated to developing our employees.  The Council is a family friendly employer, operating an excellent flexi-time scheme to support a healthy work/life balance.

The Legal Section is looking to recruit an experienced and ambitious planning lawyer.

The position is for a proactive planning lawyer to deal primarily with contentious and non- contentious planning matters, drafting complex S106 agreements, and providing sound advice to Members at Planning Committee.

You will need a recognised legal qualification (e.g. a fully Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal with a minimum of 3 years’ experience).It is essential that potential applicants have experience of working in a planning environment ideally within a local authority. If you feel that you have the necessary qualities and most importantly experience of advising on planning matters then I would encourage you to apply for this position within our team.

This role benefits from a minimum of 29 days Annual Leave plus 8 statutory Bank Holidays, access to the council’s Flexi Scheme, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion, please contact Caron Parmenter, Assistant Director (City Solicitor and Monitoring Officer) on or on 01772 906373.

Please note previous applicants need not re-apply.

We are a Disability Confident employer.

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