Job details

Salary

GBP £46,536 to £48,576 46536

Grade

PO5

Department

Chief Executive's

Service

Legal

DBS Required

No

Contract Type

Permanent - Full Time

Closing date

29/11/2020

Following a redesign of the way in which we provide legal services, a number of exciting opportunities have arisen to join the progressive London Borough of Hackney Legal Service, where you will play a vital role in delivering the Mayor’s Priorities and the Council’s vision of keeping Hackney as a place for everyone. 

We are currently looking to recruit to the following positions with the aim of developing an innovative and accessible service which contributes to the shaping of service delivery within a high profile Local Authority:

1 x Lawyer with a focus on Regeneration 

1 x Lawyer with a focus on Planning 

We are looking for practicing lawyers (i.e. a qualified solicitor, a barrister who has completed pupillage or a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives) who are solutions focused and driven to achieve successful outcomes for our clients. 

You will be responsible for a mixed caseload and must be proactive in dealing with both contentious and non-contentious matters. Excellent communication skills are essential, but you will also exemplify the tact and discretion needed to handle sometimes highly confidential and sensitive matters.

Planning

The Planning group undertakes a wide range of work across the planning law discipline, including environmental and infrastructure. The primary focus of the work is around section 106 obligations, enforcement, high court litigation and advisory work, including attending meetings of the Council’s Planning Sub-Committee.

Regeneration

The Council is currently undertaking a number of high profile regeneration projects across the Borough and our Regeneration and Property group provides the full range of support to assist in the delivery of these schemes working alongside colleagues in sustainable procurement and planning.

This is an exciting time to join the London Borough of Hackney, a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. If you are a person who will truly live our organisational values: being open, ambitious, pioneering, inclusive, proactive and proud – proud of Hackney, of the Council, and of the work we do – then we would love to hear from you. 

If you would like to have an informal chat about any of these roles please contact either Dawn Carter-McDonald Director of Legal on 02082 356 6293 and Governance or Louise Humphreys Head of Legal and Governance on 0208 356 4817.

To apply:

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 29 November 2020

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

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