Surrey Heath Borough Council is looking to recruit a Senior Solicitor or Legal Executive to join the Legal Services team based in Camberley. The role is suitable for a commercial property solicitor or Legal Executive with over 4 years PQE.
Over the last six years, the Council has acquired a commercial property investment portfolio worth £124m in order to increase income to help maintain services and to further its regeneration plans for the borough, current focused on Camberley. The Council now owns a range of properties including two shopping centres, various industrial estates, business parks and office buildings as well as its operational buildings and other land.
The work will involve a wide range of non-contentious matters, which will principally include landlord and tenant work relating to the investment property portfolio, but will also include advising on proposed development sites, preparing unilateral undertakings and section 106 agreements and providing advice on property, planning and other Council matters. Support on planning matters can be provided for those applicants with a property focused background.
The Council is looking for a candidate who can progress asset management work with minimal supervision and has the confidence to tackle a variety of other matters. Applications from Solicitors or Legal Executives with a private practice background or from Solicitors or Legal Executives with local government knowledge and experience are welcomed.
This is a fantastic opportunity for career development within a supportive and collegiate in-house environment where the successful candidate will work under the supervision of one of the Principal Solicitors and under the overall guidance of the Head of Legal. A healthy work-life balance is encouraged and home working will be necessary. Applications for part time working will be considered. Flexible working arrangements include home working and full time remote working would be considered.
A generous benefits package includes a minimum of 25 days’ annual leave, Local Government Pension Scheme, free parking and flexible working hours.
Further information on the role is detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification.
Closing date: 23rd May 2021
Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.
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Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. If you are unable to apply online for reasons of disability, please call 01276 707396 to discuss any reasonable adjustments that may be made to accommodate your individual requirements.
All successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks in line with BPSS guidelines, which includes standard identification, referencing and unspent conviction checks. Surrey Heath Borough Council undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.
For the best chance of successful application, please read the Job Description and Personal Specification fully before applying for this vacancy as it contains information you will need to refer to when applying. We do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed application form. To reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. If you choose to submit your CV with your application form we request that you remove all your personal details before uploading your CV. This will ensure that Managers cannot see your personal details when completing their shortlist. If you have not heard from the council within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful. All unsuccessful applications will be removed and confidentially disposed of 6 months after the closing date.
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