Solicitor/Lawyer (Property & Commercial Group) & Solicitor/Lawyer (Planning and Regulatory)

Solicitor/Lawyer (Property & Commercial Group) (COLE01007)

Solicitor/Lawyer (Planning and Regulatory) (COLE01008)

Salary range £36,876 – £39,782

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 flexi-time scheme to support a healthy work/life balance.

The Legal Section is looking to recruit two experienced and ambitious individuals to work in its team.

The first position is a proactive property lawyer to deal with complex land and property transactions, commercial leases, landlord and tenant matters, regeneration projects, contracts and procurement preferably with some experience of debt recovery.

The second position is a forward thinking planning lawyer to deal with the drafting of complex Agreements under Section 106 of the Planning Act 1990, advising on planning and other environmental issues, together with essential experience of attending and advising 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.  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.

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

Ref: COLE01007 Solicitor/Lawyer (Property & Commercial Group)
COLE01008 Solicitor/Lawyer (Planning and Regulatory)

Closing date: 12 noon, Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Interviews to be held on week commencing 6th May 2019 

Apply on-line at alternatively telephone the 24 hour recruitment line on 01772 906914, quoting the vacancy reference number for an application pack.

 Completed forms must be returned to Human Resources, 1st Floor, Town Hall or emailed to