Senior Lawyer Regeneration & Property

Location
Greenwich, London (Greater)
Salary
£45.834 - £48.819
Posted
17 May 2021
Closes
06 Jun 2021
Ref
REC/21/00287
Contract Type
Full time

Are you a Senior Regeneration & Property Lawyer with local government experience and looking for variety and challenge?

Royal Greenwich is proud to be a borough synonymous with first class modern services. A world heritage site, our communities are vibrant and diverse, and our elected members are ambitious to realise the potential of the borough whilst working within a challenging financial environment. 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 on-going ambitious regeneration programme.

The job

We are looking to recruit an experienced, skilled and dynamic Senior Regeneration & Property Lawyer with a ‘can do’ approach who will join our Regeneration & Property 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 (Regeneration & Property) and will have your own complex and varied caseload on matters including regeneration, commercial property, homeownership and land transactions.

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 will also need to build a strong rapport and work collaboratively with our colleagues across the Council.

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

Rewards and Benefits of working for us:

  • Commitment to provide development opportunities to staff
  • Agile working
  • 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 Diana Barrett;    diana.barrett@royalgreenwich.gov.uk     020 8921 2113  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk 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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