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Organisation: Cambridge City Council   Hours: 37
Salary: £33,136 - £37,107   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: South Cambs Hall, Cambourne   Reference: 15691

Closing date:

23 May 2018 at midday
This is a new opportunity for a talented Lawyer to work within a small team of like-minded lawyers. You will work within the 3C Shared Legal Service (Cambridge City Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council & Huntingdonshire District Council) during an exciting time for the three councils who all have a portfolio of growth projects in and around Cambridge.

The role of Lawyer (Planning) will be focussed around planning law and building control, including drafting agreements appropriate to the level of the post and providing advice to officers and members of the partner Councils. Demonstrating your strong communication skills, you will be required to give practical, clear, accurate and full legal advice to a range of Council officers, including; Councillors, the Chief Executive, Directors, Heads of Service and senior managers of the Partnership.

You will use your previous legal experience to conduct legal cases allocated by the Principal or Senior Lawyers and through legal research, you will develop and apply procedures relevant to Planning law, or as directed by the Principal or Senior Lawyers. You will have the ability to adapt and apply legal precedents and to draft documents including those that require original thought, appropriate to the level of the post.

The successful applicant will be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives or holds significant experience working at this level. You will have an up to date knowledge of planning law procedures and practice, including section 106 and other agreements, planning enforcement, Tree Preservation Orders together with knowledge of local government law and procedures. You will be able to work against competing demands and set your own priorities to meet your deadlines.

Please note: This post is politically restricted.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Richard Pitt on 01223 457031 or via email at:

For further information, including the Job Description and Person Specification, please click on the Information Pack below. To apply for the position, click on the "Apply Online" link below and follow the on screen instructions.

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