Principal Lawyer - Property

posted 12 Feb 2018
Up to £49,174
Grade: 9
Closing date: 04 March 2018
Interview date: To be confirmed
  • Permanent, full-time
  • 37 hours per week
  • Monday to Friday
No average council. No ordinary role
Here at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, there’s no shortage of plans in the pipeline: large-scale housing projects, leisure park, land transactions – and that’s just the start. They’re all part of our ambitious drive for growth, which is backed by solid resources and implemented by our people, who act as the cornerstone in the delivery of our services. There’s an exciting future ahead – which means a unique role for you.

As a Principal Solicitor specialising in property law, you’ll enjoy scope and variety that’s unusual in our sector. You’ll be part of our team helping to influence and drive forward the council’s ambitious agenda. As a qualified barrister or solicitor, your knowledge and experience will be vital in delivering high quality legal advice in this performance-focused role. We’ll be looking to you to ensure robust advice is provided to the council to enable it to meet legal requirements and demonstrate good decision making.

A role that’s out of the ordinary requires an exceptional individual. You must be a credible legal professional who inspires confidence. Comfortable working at senior levels of local government, you’ll give strong, clear guidance – and know when to seek outside legal advice. An in-depth understanding of legal specialism is essential combined with resilience, experience, and a proven track record, you’ll be ready for this role and the fresh and rewarding challenges it brings.

There’s also an excellent range of benefits including discounts at over 900 retailers, free parking, salary sacrifice scheme for lease cars, healthcare cash plan, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, generous leave entitlement and more.

The council signs up to the Disability Confident scheme (formerly known as the ‘Two Ticks’ scheme). If you have declared a disability on the application form we can guarantee you an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the job.

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