Solicitor

Rushcliffe Borough Council is located in West Bridgford, Nottingham and re-located in late 2016 to a new purpose built office and Leisure Centre facility Rushcliffe Arena. This has given us the opportunity to develop a new working environment for our employees with remote and flexible working opportunities and the ability to enjoy and maintain a healthy lifestyle using the new leisure centre facilities. Looking to the future and our commercial property portfolio, we are seeking to recruit a Solicitor to join our Legal Services team who will take the lead on this work and also assist with advising the council on company structures. Our commercial journey and success is epitomised by the Council being winning awards in 2018 for being both Entrepreneurial Council of the Year (Local Government Chronicle) and Best Commercial Council (Municipal Journal) and we expect the successful candidate to add value and ensure Rushcliffe stays ahead of the game. You will have experience in conveyancing and property management law and an interest in company law. The legal team also advises on planning enquiries and Section 106 Agreements, assets of community value and other issues affecting local authorities. The successful candidate will have experience of dealing with significant property disposals and acquisitions of land. The council is currently developing and expanding its property portfolio particularly with regard to investment property and employment land and industrial units. You will have experience in dealing with leases, licences and general property advice.

This role will undertake a wide variety of transactions and you will work closely with the members of the team to provide a professional and effective legal service to the Council.  We are seeking an applicant with demonstrable people skills, experience of working in a team and with technical abilities across property and company law.

Previous local authority experience is not required but this is a great opportunity to develop your skills and career at a leading local authority. Rushcliffe Borough Council operates in a three tier local authority area working closely with Nottinghamshire County Council, other neighbouring councils, and the 35 parish councils in Rushcliffe.

Along with our modern working environment other benefits include the Local Government pension scheme and discounted gym membership.    For an informal discussion regarding this position please contact Sanjit Sull on 0115 914 8215.

If you feel you have the qualities outlined in the above post then you can obtain further details and apply using the link below

Closing date for applications:  14 October 2018

Interviews will be held W/C 22 October 2018

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