Reading Borough Council Reading, Berkshire
Summary SOLICITOR - PLANNING RG7/8b (scp 33-42) £35,934 - £44,632 pa (gateway at scp 36) plus a Market Supplement of £4000 to scp 39 and £5000 to scp 42 and Practising Certificate paid. Progression subject to meeting specified criteria Full time, Permanent - a minimum of 21 hours to a maximum of 37 hours per week A Standard Disclosure and Barring Service check will be sought from the successful candidates. Ref: RES0049 About us The Council are looking to appoint a Solicitor/Lawyer (Planning) who has relevant proven experience working within local government to deal with all aspects of the Council's Planning and Highways functions in Legal Services. About the role The work is varied but challenging and could be an opportunity to broaden your general planning experience in an urban environment. The main roles of this post are to advise on all aspects of planning and highways legislation impacting on the Council as Local Planning and Highway Authorities and to take personal conduct of planning and highways work of major planning significance to the Council including the drafting, negotiation and completion of all complex and some routine Section 106 Agreements/Unilateral Undertakings. There is also a variety of planning enforcement work. About you The ideal candidate will be a qualified solicitor or barrister with 3-5 years PQE experience and able to demonstrate experience in all aspects of planning and highway law and practice. Our offer We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you'll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment. A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including: • Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave • A wide range of flexible working opportunities • Modern working environment at the Civic Offices in the heart of Reading • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) • Life Assurance - three times your annual salary (for members of the LGPS) • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years. The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax • Salary sacrifice scheme for Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) to help you save for your retirement • Eye care - help towards an eye test and glasses, if you use a computer at work For more information on this position please contact [email protected] Closing date: 21st October 2019 Interview date: w/c 28th October 2019 Please note that these dates are indicative at this stage and may be subject to change Proud member of the Disability Confident employer scheme About Disability Confident A Disability Confident employer will generally offer an interview to any applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined by the employer. It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to Disability Confident .