Principal Planning and Highways Lawyer

  • Job Reference: 6951130/001
  • Date Posted: 13 March 2020
  • Recruiter: Midlands
  • Location: Bedfordshire, England
  • Salary: £42,126 to £56,932
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Permanent – Principal Planning and Highways Lawyer – £42,126 to £56,932 – Bedfordshire

Venn Group’s legal team are recruiting for a Principal Planning and Highways Lawyer to join a Public Sector organisation based in Bedfordshire. 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. Management experience is required for this position.

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

  • Leading other members of the team in a line management capacity

  • Deal with recruitment and selection and appraisals

  • Advising on Right of Way enquiries

  • Attending Planning Enforcement meetings

  • Manage high volumes of planning and highways transactions

  • Advising on a variety of general Planning Law enquiries

  • Attending Planning Committees when required

  • When required, advising on other areas of law


Benefits include:


  • Attractive Pension Scheme

  • 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!

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

The position offers an attractive rate of £42,126 to £56,932 depending on experience.

Please apply for this role online or for further information contact Philippa Stoate or Emma Walker at Venn Group via phone, email or LinkedIn for further information.


0121 616 0660


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