Planning & Litigation Lawyer part time

Planning & Litigation Lawyer – 30 hours p/w


If you think you are the right match for the following opportunity, apply after reading the complete description.

A Kent based council is recruiting for a Planning and Litigation Lawyer with 2 to 3 years PQE (Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive) to join their team on a permanent part time basis, of 30 hours a week.

Location:         Kent (remote working offered – flexible with some hope of office presence)

Reporting to:   Head of Legal Services

Salary:             £52,542 (rising after 1 year of service) pro rata

Duties:

  • The successful candidate would be involved with all contentious and non-contentious planning related matters such as advice, judicial reviews, planning appeals, section 106 agreements, due diligence, compulsory purchase orders and attendance at Planning Committee

  • Advocacy on the Council’s behalf in courts and tribunals must be carried out

  • It is important that you have solid experience of day-to-day management of disputes and legal claims and that you can demonstrate the flexibility to deal with various legal matters as they arise across the Council and have a proactive, solution-oriented attitude to resolving issues

  • You must be committed to acquiring knowledge in other areas of law affecting local government

Benefits

  • Access to the local government pension scheme

  • 22 days holiday (pro rata) plus 5 days from the next leave year following 5 years of service.

  • Childcare voucher scheme

  • Employee discount scheme

  • Free car parking

  • Flexible working options including flexi time, job sharing, compressed hours and term time working

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities

If you are interested in this position please send an up to date CV to and we will call you back to go through the position in more detail.