Location
Tewkesbury
Advertising Salary
Up to £49,662 per annum
Careers Site Advertising End Date
27 May 2022
Hours Per Week
37
Substantive

About The Role

  • Up to £49,662 per annum
    • Grade I £42,614 - £46,662 + £3,000 market supplement per annum
  • Permanent
  • 37 hours per week
We have ambitious plans to develop One Legal into a legal centre of public sector excellence, which is why our ethos is “To provide clients with exceptional, high-quality legal services, whilst inspiring skilled employees to develop expertise in a supportive, friendly and progressive environment”. 
 
Be a senior member of our talented team and operate using a large and diverse client base, as a way of advising across sectors including residential, infrastructure, and environmental. More personally, share with the Director and members of the Senior Leadership Team the duty to role model the values of openness, trust, and transparency.
 
As a Senior Lawyer (Planning), your duties will include:
  • Handling contentious work in judicial review and statutory challenges
  • Advocacy in inquiries
  • Advising in development management, such as planning committees, planning enforcement, planning appeals, planning agreements, community infrastructure levy issues, planning policy and compulsory purchase
  • Handling your own caseload of complex matters
  • Supporting business development initiatives
  • Supporting junior members of the team with their case loads
  • Provision and development of first-rate legal services 
 To be successful in this role, you will need:
  • Substantial and advanced experience of complex planning law and issues in respect to the delivery of affordable housing
  • Experience in legal work in/for local government/public sector

This is an excellent opportunity to provide clients with exceptional, high-quality legal services which will enable you to develop your expertise in a supportive, friendly, and progressive environment.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Sarah Farooqi, Head of Law (Litigation and Planning), on 01684 272012 or sarah.farooqi@onelegal.org.uk 

Closing Date: Friday, 27 May 2022

About Us

This role is within One Legal. One Legal was launched in November 2009 and staff are employed by Tewkesbury Borough Council but One Legal is a shared legal service between Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Councils with Gloucester City and most recently Stroud District joining us in 2020. One Legal enjoys a greater pool of expertise and an improved skills base than could be retained individually by the four partners. This enables One Legal to successfully support the varied and complex legal work arising from the Councils’ challenging business agendas.

We offer:

  • Up to 30 days annual leave
  • Agile working arrangements
  • Convenient office location close to the M5 with free parking
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Potential career progression
  • 20% discounted membership at the local leisure centre

Find out more about us and the benefits of working for us by clicking here

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The council is committed to promoting equality of opportunity; we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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