Permanent - Planning Lawyer

  • Job Reference: PBT/6951230/001
  • Date Posted: 13 March 2020
  • Recruiter: Midlands
  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Salary: £37,733 to £49,177
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Permanent - Planning Lawyer – £37,733 to £49,177 – East Anglia

Venn Group’s specialist legal team are excited to be recruiting for a Planning Lawyer to join a Local Authority based in the East Anglia.

The position is offered on a full-time basis, with the possibility of flexible working.

The successful applicant will possess a thorough knowledge of planning law and will have managed a caseload of matters within Local Government. Whilst not essential, a candidate with experience of other areas of law would be beneficial.

Applications are welcome from qualified Solicitors, Barristers or Legal Executives with relevant experience; ideally gained from within local government.

Day-to-day duties will include:

  • Handling a range of Planning matters including s106 agreements

  • Advising on Right of Way enquiries

  • Attending Planning Enforcement meetings

  • Dealing with minerals and waste planning, development and highways related matters

  • Advising on a variety of general Planning Law enquiries

  • Attending Planning Committees when required

  • Deputise for the Head of Service when required

  • When required, advising on other areas of law


Benefits include:


  • Local Government Pensions Scheme – considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates.

  • Scheme giving you the chance to get discounts on things like travel and retail to help you save money every day

  • Flexible working arrangements. flexible hours and remote working is available with the aim to give everyone a balanced work-life ratio

  • Family Friendly policies including excellent Maternity, Paternity and Adoption entitlements

  • A generous minimum annual leave entitlement of 28 days, plus public holidays. With the option to purchase more annual leave!

The position offers an attractive rate of £37,733 to £49,177 depending on experience.

Please apply for this role online or for further information contact Philippa Turner or Ameisha Clark at Venn Group via phone, email or LinkedIn for further information.


0121 616 0660


Venn Group aim to deliver the highest standards, so you can be assured your application will be handled with professionalism and care.

At Venn Group, we endeavour to respond to all applications within 48 hours. However due to the volume of applications we receive we may not be able to respond to all applications individually. If you have not heard from us within a 48 hour timeframe your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.