Senior Planning and Highways Lawyer

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£45,834 - £48,819
26 Oct 2020
15 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full time

Are you a Senior Planning & Highways Lawyer with local government experience who is looking for variety and challenge?

At Royal Greenwich, we are proud to be a borough synonymous with first class modern services alongside our Maritime history, Greenwich Mean Time and Royal Status. A world heritage site, our communities are vibrant and diverse, and our elected members are ambitious to realise the potential of the borough whilst responding to our financial challenges.

Greenwich Legal Services is committed to being a high performing in-house legal service which plays an essential part in the achievement of the Royal Borough’s priorities and objectives for the benefit of our community.

You will join us at an exciting time as the Royal Borough continues with its ambitious regeneration and housing delivery programme.

We are looking to recruit an experienced, skilled and dynamic Senior Planning and Highways Lawyer with a ‘can do’ enabling approach who will join our Planning & Procurement Team and play a vital role in the next stage of our continuous improvement journey.

Utilising skills and experience gained within a similar position, you will report to the Assistant Head of Legal Services (Planning & Procurement) and will have your own complex and varied caseload on matters including planning and highways agreements, advising on CIL, assets of community value, conservation issues planning enforcement, and advising at planning committee.  

The role will involve supervising and managing junior staff and providing legal advice and support to committees, members and senior officers, and taking any appropriate measures to ensure continued legal service delivery.

You must be a qualified solicitor or barrister holding a current practising certificate, or Legal Executive.

Rewards and Benefits of working for us:

  • 28 days annual leave, rising to 31 days annual leave after 5 years’ service.
  •  A range of flexible working arrangements                                                            
  •  Excellent pension scheme
  • Annual season ticket loan                                                                                            
  •  Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities to maximise your potential                      
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Staff Support Networks
  • GreenwichCard which entitles you to discounts at local businesses                          
  • Payroll giving
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Potential one off attraction payment dependant on the experience of the appointee

Closing Date: 15th November 2020

Interviews: Week Commencing 23rd November 2020

For further details and to make an application please visit our careers site:

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.