Solicitor (Property)

Council House, Solihull
£32,486 - £41,025
23 Jun 2017
23 Jul 2017
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Full time permanent
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£32486.00 - £41025.00 p.a. Incremental progression is dependent on performance.


37.0 Hours per Week

When you join the team at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, you can expect to work alongside a team of likeminded professionals who are committed to providing the highest standards of services for the people of this vibrant community. From social services to schools, infrastructure to housing, our departments work collaboratively to ensure the best evidence-based outcomes, at a time when we are embarking on an ambitious path of growth and development across the borough. Furthermore, we have extensive plans for the enhancement of the town centre and are playing a key role in developing the local economy through our involvement in The Urban Growth Company and UK Central. As such, there has never been a better time to join us.

Contributing your extensive legal knowledge to the team, you will have the opportunity to be involved in some particularly high profile and interesting projects. Working within Legal Services and reporting to the Property and Contracts Team Leader, you will advise the Council and its clients predominantly on land and property matters. Resolving issues and negotiating with a variety of stakeholders such as tenants and developers, you will also work across areas ranging from regeneration and development to highways, instructing Counsel as appropriate. Contributing to the income of the team, you will meticulously record your time , and your confident ability to draft complex legal documents will ensure the ongoing success of this busy department.

As a Solicitor or Qualified Legal Executive with a current practising certificate, you will have extensive commercial property knowledge, ideally gained in a relevant environment such as a Local Authority. With great negotiation capabilities, you will ideally have an understanding of the issues affecting local government, plus a good knowledge of contract and procurement law. Working to tight deadlines, you will have fantastic verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to competently use IT packages. A team-player, it would be an added bonus if you also have a grasp of highway and planning matters.

Voted as one of the best places to live, Solihull offers an enviable lifestyle, enjoying a great location in the heart of the country, with fantastic transport links to major UK cities and abroad. With the vibrant city of Birmingham on your doorstep plus idyllic countryside and rural villages, there really isn’t a better place in which to take the next step in your career. So, if you share our enthusiasm for providing seamless services that will enhance the wellbeing of the community – and you’re excited about the unique challenges that you’ll be exposed to – then we’d love to discuss your prospects in this welcoming department.

Please contact Caroline Stockman for an informal discussion on 0121 704 6004.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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