Lawyer (Planning & Highways)

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£40.869 - £43.860
17 May 2021
06 Jun 2021
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, apply now.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Eleanor Penn on 020 8921 5139.

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

Closing Date: 6th June 2021 

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Eleanor Penn;     020 8921 5139  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact or call 020-8921-8977 

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.

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