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Planning, Highways & Local Government Solicitor

Worcestershire County Council
Worcester, Worcestershire
£22,286 to £28,836 per annum (dependent on experience)
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Job Title: Planning, Highways & Local Government Solicitor
Team: Commercial Law
Salary: £22,286 to £28,836 per annum (dependent on experience)
22.5 Hours per Week
County Hall, Worcester
Permanent, Part-time

The Role
We are a friendly and supportive legal team providing a high-quality service to Worcestershire County Council. We are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable individual to join as a Solicitor in our Commercial Team.

The role would cover highways and planning primarily, including contentious and non-contentious work. There would also be the opportunity to become involved in other corporate advice. Experience would be an advantage but we would consider people new to this area of work.

The role is on a permanent contract and the work pattern is part-time i.e. 3 days with 7.5 hours per day (preferably to include Tuesdays to cover monthly Planning Committee). If you would like to discuss further about the role, then please contact Laura Williams, Principal Solicitor, on 01905 843409.


You’ll find an overview of the benefits Worcestershire County Council have to offer on our webpage Why work for us? | Worcestershire County Council, so do take a look!  Some of these offers include:

  • Great Holiday Entitlement: As well as bank holidays, you'll get 26 days paid holiday (pro rata for part-time staff). This goes up to 31 days when you have been with us for 5 years. If you get more than 26 days where you work now, don't worry because if you join us without a break, we'll match your holiday up to 31 days. If you’re successful and want to take advantage of this do let us know!
  • Brilliant Pension Scheme: The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a nationwide, career average pension scheme and is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government.
  • Professional Learning & Development: We actively encourage learning and development for all our staff should they want to progress further or explore other areas within the organisation.
  • Flexible Working: We are proud to offer hybrid working to provide a better work/life balance where possible.


How to Apply
CVs with cover letters are invited to apply for this role.

Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Please submit your CV with Cover Letter to Laura Williams at


Application Closing Date: Sunday, 23rd June 2024
Anticipated Interview Date: Wednesday, 10th July 2024




Supporting Documents for Planning, Highways & Local Government Solicitor


The work we do at Worcestershire County Council matters! We are there for the most vulnerable people in society who need us the most, we are helping to build a successful and growing local economy, we protect our environment, we improve outcomes for our children, young people and families, and we help ensure our residents are healthier, live longer and have a better quality of life. In short, what we do makes a difference to people's lives!

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Notes for applicants

When you click 'apply', you will be re-directed to Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

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First time applicants will be asked to create a new account.  Please note, you are only able to view the Job Description and Person Specification on the WM Jobs board not via Worcestershire County Council's online application site.

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know. 

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01905 846666
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County Hall
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