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About the role

An opportunity has arisen to join our talented legal team to support the Strategic Lead (Governance & Licensing) to provide an efficient and effective Legal Service which protects the Council's interests, enables modern service delivery and reacts flexibly to provide a service tailored to client needs. In this interesting and varied role, you'll provide legal advice to council officers, committees and outside bodies, primarily in the fields of property law and contract/procurement work. You'll also draft, negotiate and complete legal documents including development agreements, joint venture agreements and property transfers.

In return for your commitment, you'll benefit from an excellent benefits package which includes generous annual leave, flexi-time, access to a Local Government Pension Scheme, and salary sacrifice schemes including, a child care voucher and cycle scheme. In addition, you'll also be encouraged to take advantage of learning and development opportunities.

About you

You'll be a qualified Solicitor and have up to date knowledge of property law and contract/procurement law as well as experience of preparing legal documentation. Knowledge of Property Litigation and Administrative law would be an advantage. You'll be a confident communicator with excellent negotiation skills and the ability to solve problems in a pragmatic and timely way. You must also be able to work co-operatively and supportively as part of a professional team and be able to manage conflicting priorities to deadlines.

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