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Lawyer – Planning (1x permament/1x12 months FTC)
  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: GOV00209
  • Published: Tue 19/11/2019, 4:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 15/12/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £38403 - £41466
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Tower Hamlets

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Lawyer – Planning (1x permament/1x12 months FTC)

Benefits and Allowances

Our existing terms, conditions and benefits are currently under review.

Role Purpose

A vibrant and diverse borough, from the soaring heights ofCanary Wharf to the bustling street market on Petticoat Lane, Tower Hamlets ishome to some of London’s most recognisable street scenes. This vibrant boroughis also one of London’s most diverse: a proud melting pot of cultures andtraditions that makes Tower Hamlets such a unique place to work and developyour skills with good quality experience. Based in East London, with excellenttransport links and in close proximity to Canary Wharf, our borough is afascinating place to work. In addition to possessing a rich history andheritage, we have a strong corporate commitment to excellence and progress,with service to the community at the heart of everything we do.

It is an exciting time in Tower Hamlets and a great opportunityto join the Council and help shape its future. Tower Hamlets has an establishedLexcel accredited Legal Team that provides services to the council across thefull range of its functions. We strive to provide excellent services and prideourselves on the exciting variety of high quality work that we undertakein-house. We have recently restructured our service to increase resilience,better align with the council’s functions and are now looking for highlycompetent, enthusiastic and motivated professionals to join the team.

Key Responsibilities

You will be one of a team of lawyers dealing with a varied caseload of Planning and Regeneration matters that includes planning enforcement,highways agreements, S.106 agreements, planning policy, planning enquiries andCIL. Youwill have good drafting and negotiation skills and be able to conduct yourcaseload with minimum supervision. You will be expected to provide support forvery complex matters under supervision. You will be involved in PlanningInquiries and Examinations in Public and will liaise regularly with Counsel.You will be accustomed to working flexibly and at pace in a busy environment.


Youmust be a Qualified Solicitor/Barrister or Fellow of CILEX and hold apractising certificate.

Test & Interviews will be held on: 13th January 2020