SOLICITOR - PLANNING & HIGHWAYS

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Salary: Competitive

Solicitor - Planning & Highways Job Description: Senior Lawyer – Planning & Highways Team Start date – Beginning of February 2024 - Ongoing until End of August 2024 approx. Inside IR35 / 37 hours per week Remote working / Equipment will be provided Location/Area: Kent Salary: £30.11 per hour Purpose of the Job: Responsible for accomplishing Governance, Law and Democracy (“GLD”) departmental objectives by providing legal advice and assistance to members and officers including drafting all necessary legal documentation in respect of the specialisms of Planning & Highways To support the Head of Planning & Highways (“HPH”) and Head of Legal Services in delivery of the Corporate Responsibilities. Main duties and responsibilities: • To advise principally on all aspects of work within the the specialisms of planning and higways and drafting all necessary documentation required including s106 and highways agreements, planning appeal statements, notices and orders. * Act as one of the team’s expert in the specialisms, continually developing and maintaining specialist knowledge to provide expert advice and guidance to Members, senior managers, Council officers and colleagues. * To attend meetings as the Council’s legal advisor and to represent GLD at meetings, working groups and external meetings as directed by the HPH; achieving and maintaining good working relationships with external and internal clients, fellow professionals and other team members. * To work collaboratively and make proactive connections across GLD and the Council in order to ensure the Council receives appropriate and timely legal advice to enable the organisation to meet its strategic objectives. * To assist the HPH with the commissioning of legal advice, in line with the principles of the Council’s internal commissioning framework, which both supports the required outcomes of the associated strategies and builds capacity and capability. * To provide accurate and timely reports to the HPH as appropriate on delivery of commissioned legal advice. * To accurately record time spent on transactional matters for the purposes of recharging this to the internal client or third party bill payer. Corporate Responsibilities All Corporate Directors, Directors and Heads of Service have an explicit responsibility to deliver the collective agenda of the County Council. These are fundamental elements of their role not an addition and are summarised as follows: Whole Council Seek to improve the lives of residents in Kent Act as corporate parent to the Council’s looked after children Take an active role in promoting and ensuring the Council’s responsibilities for safeguarding are met. Understand, communicate and contribute to the delivery of the Council’s strategic aims Meet statutory obligations Advise elected members and support the democratic process Promote the Council brand and enhance the overall reputation of the Council Understand and monitor the measures of performance, including customer insight, which define successful outcomes for Council services. Integration of Services * Focus resources where they have the biggest impact * Deliver services that are flexible and adaptable * Integrate services within the Council and work with partner agencies to ensure a seamless customer experience Fully and inclusively engage all staff in the delivery of services, demonstrating the Council’s leadership values and competencies. Embedding Commissioning and Engaging relevant markets Establish an outcome focused organisation Meet the financial regulations and standing orders of the Council Challenge the status quo Ensure all services are delivered with appropriate reference to the market Proactively and continuously seek to improve service delivery Proactively manage risk to avoid inertia whilst not exposing the Council to needless and avoidable challenge or loss Overcome professional and service silos to achieve the County Council’s objectives. Managing Change Understand and support the Authority’s overall change agenda Deliver required outcomes of service specific change on time and to budget Understand the quality of staff, support their development, nurture those with talent Identify the skills for the future and the level of staff through robust workforce planning Deliver to agreed budget and income targets Person Specification: 7 years+ PQE Qualified Solicitor / Legal Executive / Barrister with current practising certificate Experience of advising on planning law and undertaking transactional legal work including the drafting and negotiation of s106 agreements and advising on planning appeals Experience of highways or local government law would be desirable Good IT skills including being able to use Microsoft Word & Outlook effectively and ability to use a legal case management system Good team working skills Ability to work fast and under pressure, using initiative and adopting a proactive approach Excellent presentation and communication skills Ability to cultivate good working relationships with internal clients and other stakeholders Excellent research and drafting skills The ability to carry out legal research and to share any knowledge and expertise gained with fellow team members and clients as appropriate Important Information Noble Recruiting Limited is an independent, family-run recruitment agency, based in Wickford, Essex. 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