Senior Legal Executive

Civic centre
£36,922 - £41,881
01 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021
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Senior Legal Executive

Grade 7 £36,922 - £41,881

This is an exciting opportunity to join a supportive and successful in-house Commercial Property legal team. The team provides advice and support to the Council with a proactive and solution-focused approach.

The Commercial Property team deal with a broad and diverse areas of law that includes property, school academy conversions, traffic regulation orders, planning law, land charges and compulsory purchases. It has been at the heart of a number of large and high value transactions across the city. These include the transformation of the train station, city learning quarter, i54, statutory school transfers, traffic calming measures and supporting the planning approval process amongst many other matters.

A number of vacancies have arisen within the Commercial Property team. The team is looking to recruit an experienced property lawyer - either Cilex qualified, a solicitor or a barrister to handle an interesting and varied caseload of land and property matters.


The successful candidate will undertake a range of property transactions of both a complex and routine nature including sales, purchases, leases, easements, licences, highways agreements and reports on title. In particular, the role requires the provision of advice and representation to the Council’s wholly owned housing development company, including attendance at company board. You will be required to undertake all preparatory work necessary to allow plot sales to proceed including the provision of advice to project managers, architects and other stakeholders in relation to estate layouts, obtaining all relevant Land Registry approvals and the drafting of bespoke precedent documents for use in plot sales and development agreements.

You will also provide ad-hoc advice on a range of land and property matters including shared ownership, help to buy, private sector leasing, right to buy, deferred payments and other miscellaneous matters.

Ideally you will have strong experience in residential property matters. An awareness or experience of areas covered by the Commercial Property team is desirable. You will be motivated, enthusiastic, and keen to provide a good standard of legal advice and support to the Council. Experience in Local Government is advantageous, although not essential as training is available and individuals with experience obtained in other sectors are welcome to apply.

Qualified Cilex lawyer, solicitor or Barrister and experience in local government is an advantage

For an informal discussion please contact Tracey Christie on 01902 554925

City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria.  The council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met.

Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.

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