Solicitor (Commercial and general property)
Have you got what it takes to drive and support change across two ambitious, innovative and transforming Councils?
The Southampton and Fareham Legal Services Partnership is an outcome focused service recognised for its dedication to improving the communities in which we live and work and delivering professional excellence. Winner of the Lawyers in Local Government Awards ‘Project Team of the Year’ in 2017, the Partnership went from strength to strength taking the top award for overall winner of Legal Team of the Year in 2018.
We provide strategic and professional advice and services covering all aspects of local government law.
We currently have exciting opportunities to join our dynamic and growing team during a period of significant transformation and major project delivery within the Councils supported by the Legal Partnership.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Solicitor specialising in commercial property and with a good understanding of wider local government property law – we want you to join our dynamic and growing team to assist in the delivery of a number of interesting, high profile and exciting major projects including new town proposals, the development of a commercial airfield and employment/ enterprise zones and innovative and challenging regeneration schemes, together with a growing retail and business portfolio across both Councils This post will have a focus on commercial property and major project support, working in conjunction with the procurement and corporate teams. You will also be required to provide additional ad-hoc support across the full range of services offered to both Councils.
To be successful you will be a practicing Solicitor or Barrister with 3+ year’s PQE together with strong advocacy, negotiating and advisory skills and competence with IT and case management systems. In addition, you will have an enabling, positive approach to finding solutions to complex problems. Good appreciation of risk management and working flexibly across a multi skilled team supporting colleagues regardless of speciality is essential.
Please follow https://careers.southampton.gov.uk/vacancy/solicitor-379142.html to apply online
The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed detailing how you meet the essential, and if applicable the desirable criteria for the role. Unfortunately we no longer accept CVs as part of our application process.
For all recruitment queries please our Recruitment team:
Tel: 023 8083 4033