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Planning and Regulatory Enforcement Lawyer

Up to £52,001, depending on experience (pay award pending) plus £3,000 car allowance for Grade 11 pro-rata’d. The post is career-graded
37 hours per week with the requirement to work some evenings
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This is an exciting opportunity to join a supportive in-house regulatory legal team, that provides support in the diverse aspects of local authority regulatory law.

You will be a qualified Lawyer, with experience in local authority related planning and regulatory enforcement and handle an interesting caseload. Experience, or awareness, of traffic orders and licencing is desirable.

You will be motivated, enthusiastic and keen to provide excellent legal advice and support.

You will attend, advise and provide legal services to Officers, Councillors and where relevant at Council Committees and to other bodies.

We can offer you an excellent benefits package including a Local Government Pension Scheme, generous leave allowance including Christmas close down period, flexi-time, home working, leisure concessions and more.

Interview date: Week commencing 10 July 2023

Further information

If you would like an informal chat about the post, please contact Nurainatta Katevu, Legal Regulatory Team Manager on 01462 474364.

How to apply

To apply for a position you must complete the online application form and submit it to be received by us no later than midday on the closing date. 

Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

As a Council committed to equality and diversity, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.  Disabled people who meet the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

To apply, please follow the link below to our online recruitment service:

If you have any questions or require assistance, please email and one of our team will respond to you.

Guidance on completing the application form

Your completed application form will be vital during the recruitment process, both for shortlisting and at interview. Therefore please ensure that you complete the form clearly, accurately and in full.

Please read the advertisement, job description, person specification and additional information carefully before completing the application form.

When completing the application form you should target your skills and experience towards the criteria listed in the person specification and provide examples to demonstrate how you are able to meet each criteria.

As part of the application form we ask for Monitoring Information. Please remember to complete this section as it is essential in enabling the Council to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality and Diversity policy. Please note that this information is not passed on to the Recruiting Manager during the application process (it is retained in Human Resources for monitoring purposes) to ensure that each application is shortlisted based solely on information relating to the post.

If you are selected to attend for interview we will let you know approximately 5 working days before the interview date. In the event of you not hearing by this date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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