Solicitor/Lawyer (Property and Commercial Group)

  • Reference: COLE01007
  • Salary: £36,876 – £39,782
  • Closing date: 08/11/2019
  • Hours: 37 hours

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.

In 2018, Preston was 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 the Council has single-mindedly focused on building the local economy and providing quality services to residents.

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

The Legal Section is looking to recruit an experienced and ambitious property lawyer preferably with planning related experience to work in its team.

The position is for a proactive commercial property lawyer to deal with complex land and property transactions, commercial leases, landlord and tenant matters, regeneration projects.

In addition, advising on planning matters and planning committee would be an integral part of the role.

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).

If you feel that you have the necessary qualities that we are looking for then I would encourage you to apply for this position within our team.

Please note previous applicants need not re-apply.

If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion, please contact Caron Parmenter, Head of Legal and Democratic Services on or on 01772 906373. 

Interview date: Monday 18 November.

Before you apply

Make sure you have read the  Guidance Notes for Applicants. [40.76KB] and have access to:

  • Your National Insurance Number
  • Details of your current and former employment
  • Details of qualifications and training undertaken
  • Names and address of two referees

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