Lawyer (Planning & Highways)

England, London, Woolwich
£40869 - £43860 per annum
14 May 2021
06 Jun 2021
Sarah Thompson
Job role
Officer, Solicitor
Contract Type
Full time

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

The job

Greenwich Legal Services is committed to delivering 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 on-going ambitious regeneration programme.

We are seeking a Planning & Highways Lawyer to join our busy team dealing with a varied caseload and providing legal advice, support and representation to the Council.

We are looking to recruit a skilled and dynamic 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 Senior Lawyer (Planning & Procurement) and will have your own varied caseload on matters including planning and highways agreements, and advising on CIL, assets of community value, conservation issues, breaches of development control and enforcement notices.

The successful candidate must be a Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive able to demonstrate experience of all aspects of the law relating to Planning & Highways. We would consider newly qualified applicants who demonstrate that they have relevant experience in local government and a keen interest in Planning law.

If you are interested in joining an accessible and dynamic in-house Team which is integral to shaping the future of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, please visit for more information and to apply.

Rewards and Benefits of working for us:

  • 28 days annual leave, rising to 31 days annual leave after 5 years' service.
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities to maximise your potential
  • Annual season ticket loan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Staff Networks
  • Closing Date: 6th June 2021

    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.

    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.