Solicitor – Property
Grade I £36,876 – £40,760
Permanent, 37 hours per week
Department: HR, Legal & Governance
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in our high performing property and highways team. We are recruiting a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. You will build upon the excellent reputation of the team, striving for continuous improvement.
We are looking for someone to be an asset to the continuing revival of the borough, supporting relevant departments both in their typical property law requirements as well as our Growth and Development team who are ensuring Blackburn with Darwen attracts investment and maximises income opportunities. We have a clear desire to make a difference for our residents, communities and businesses.
This role is suitable for an experienced and enthusiastic Lawyer who is ready for new challenges and seeking to take the next step in developing your career.
We are a welcoming and friendly department where all officers support each other, working together to achieve the best outcomes. You will need the ability to work on your own and as part of a small team.
We are proud to be driving forward towards a culture that is committed to innovation and quality. We are moving into newly renovated Town Hall accommodation in the next 12 months, where agile working and modern facilities will be the norm. The introduction of a new Iken case management facility is expected to create synergies that will enable us to thrive in the modern working environment.
We offer flexitime, generous holidays, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, employee benefits in the form of a discount card, exclusive employee gym membership prices, car salary sacrifice schemes as well as access to the Wellbeing Service and Employee Assistance programme.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Michael Green, Principal Solicitor on 01254 585239. In addition to your application and CV, please include a statement of supporting information [no more than 3 sides of A4], which evidences how you meet the criteria detailed on the key requirements document.
Closing date: 9th February 2020
Interviews: 17th February 2020