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Solicitor (Built & Natural Environment) - Ref: RT03124

Employer
Walsall Council
Location
Walsall
Salary
£46,464 - £51,515 per annum (pay award pending)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
Reference
364

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Legal
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

Solicitor (Built & Natural Environment) - Ref: RT03124

Practice Area(s): Planning Team, Built & Natural Environment (BNE), Legal Services

Location: Blended Working at home and at Council House, Walsall, West Midlands

Role: Qualified Solicitor

Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time. 37 hours pw

Walsall Council - where your work really makes a difference!

The Role

This vacancy is in the Planning Team which provides legal advice and assistance on a wide range of issues, giving you the opportunity to work on matters ranging from commons to listed buildings, redevelopment schemes to contamination, planning enforcement to highways, CPOs, BNG and ecology.

You will work remotely from home most of the time, with occasional attendance at the Council House in Walsall, to carry out specific tasks, attend meetings, training, hearings and inquiries, and Planning Committee, as required. Planning Committee is held monthly but attended by solicitors on a rota basis meaning you will attend 4-6 meetings a year.

View Job Description & Employee Specification

You
  • will have considerable experience in Town and Country Planning.
  • will have experience or an interest in environmental, transportation, housing, regeneration and governance.
  • will be able to efficiently manage your own caseload.
  • will provide high quality well researched legal advice and assistance to client departments and to our Members.
  • will be a qualified Solicitor and hold a current practising certificate.

This role will suit a Solicitor with an analytical focus and an aptitude for research and problem solving.

Us

We are a talented team, and we want to attract talented professionals! We therefore offer a range of attractive benefits:
  • 28 days annual leave (minimum)
  • 9 concessionary days
  • 12 days (maximum) flexible working leave
  • 20.6% employer contribution to award-winning pension scheme
  • £46,464 - £51,515 per annum (pay award pending)

NOTE - for this role, we will be reviewing applications and interviewing candidates on an ongoing basis, so the vacancy could close earlier than the stated closing date. So please don’t delay in submitting your application.

We use Microsoft Teams, virtual telephony, Office 365 and Sharepoint as well as Iken case management system. Our flexible working environment is based on ‘work is what we do, not where we do it’. Location is driven by the requirements of the work.

Our Employee Assistance Programme provides free confidential support, advice and counselling and we have a genuine commitment to equality, aiming to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Walsall

Walsall is a Metropolitan Borough, with responsibility for the provision of all local government services within its administrative area. Together with other organisations across Walsall, we are heading the We Are Walsall 2040 initiative which demonstrates the ambition the Council has for the borough for the future. We are delivering a range of investment and development over the next 15-20 years including a new passenger railway service linking Walsall to Wolverhampton, Darlaston and Willenhall.

Next Steps? Apply!

To have an informal chat about this opportunity, please contact Alison Sargent - Principal Solicitor, Built & Natural Environment on alison.sargent@walsall.gov.uk

Closing date: 17 July 2024

Important note: When completing your online application form, you will be asked to enter supporting information. You must enter a detailed supporting information statement describing how your skills, abilities and experience meet the specific criteria included in the employee specification. If you do not include a supporting information statement, you will not be shortlisted. Please also ensure that you complete the work history and qualifications sections of your application form. Please do not add a CV as we do not accept them. See our Information for Applicants leaflet for further information.

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Walsall Council

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Website
Telephone
01922 650000
Location
Civic Centre
Darwall Street
Walsall
West Midlands
WS1 1TP
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