The starting salary for this role is £46,634 per annum, (with a Lawyers Career Scheme providing the opportunity to progress to £52,625).
- Are you looking for a new opportunity to develop your career in property law?
- Are you as committed as we are to working as part of a supportive, successful and Lexcel accredited in-house legal team that delivers timely, clear and effective legal advice, representation and assistance to the Council?
- Are you looking to work in an agile organisation that focusses on outcomes?
If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen within our Property team for a qualified lawyer.
We are looking for a flexible, motivated, and ambitious property lawyer to join us to deal with school conversions under the Academies Act 2010.
To apply for this role, you will need to have solid experience of dealing with landlord and tenant advice and transactions, title advice and due diligence, first registrations of land and transfers of land.
As a lawyer in the Council’s Legal Property Team (and working in collaboration with the Contracts Team), you will have an unrivalled opportunity to actively contribute to the future delivery of first-class legal services.
You will be working as part of a team of property lawyers and will deal with all the property aspects of school conversions and any associated matters, including (but not limited to) title advice, first registrations, easements, and licences.
You will be expected to provide quality legal advice on school related property issues, and to proactively manage your own caseload with minimal supervision.
You will clearly demonstrate that you have good experience in the relevant areas of law and the following skills and abilities:
- Demonstrable experience of providing advice and dealing with commercial property transactions such as leases, licences, title investigation and transfers of land.
- A basic knowledge of contractual law
- Flexibility to prioritise workloads and provide commercial and solution focussed advice
- A willingness to develop in new areas of work
- A team player who supports colleagues and the work of the team
- Ability to proactively manage your own caseload with minimal supervision
- Manage competing priorities to achieve client or statutory deadlines
- Ability to lead and represent Legal Services at client meetings
- Exemplary client care and organisational skills
The generic role profile for PS11 Lawyers of this level is attached to this advert. Please note that advocacy will not form part of this role.
The team is supportive and knowledgeable and there is a commitment to development and training of our in-house talent.
Our Legal Services department is Lexcel accredited.
Our administrative base is in Reigate, but we also have an office in Weybridge where our Support Team is based. The Council adopts an agile working policy, so we are able to provide some flexibility in terms of where you work from.
From flexible working arrangements to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our webpage on Staff Benefits.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 2nd October 2022.
Interviews will take place in person at our Weybridge office in the week commencing 17th October 2022.
This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
For an informal discussion please contact Kate Patel by email at Kate.Patel@surreycc.gov.uk.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.