Principal Property, Planning & Commercial Solicitor

Hartlepool, Durham
£42,683 - £46,687 pa
15 Apr 2019
03 May 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Hartlepool is a vibrant and energetic town with growing prospects. As an authority we want to make Hartlepool the best it possibly can be and want dedicated, driven and committed staff to help us achieve that. 

An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated planning and commercial property lawyer to join the Council’s Legal Services Division and to manage a small team dealing with all of the authority’s property, planning and commercial matters. 

The successful applicant will have knowledge of the Council’s planning functions, strong commercial awareness and the ability to draft and complete complex s106 agreements. You will be capable of advising upon all planning and other environmental issues, together with the competence of attending and advising members at Planning Committee. 

The applicant will equally be capable of dealing with the purchase and sale of commercial property assets including the drafting of complex conditional contracts and advising on complicated title matters and Landlord and Tenant issues. Knowledge of the Compulsory Purchase process would also be beneficial.
We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career along with a competitive salary and a range of benefits including:

•Local Government Pension Scheme
•24 days holiday plus public holidays
•Flexitime scheme (upto 13 days additional leave per annum and flexible start and finish times, subject to managers approval)

For further information please contact Neil Wilson, Assistant Chief Solicitor on 01429 284383.

Closing date: Friday 3rd May 2019