Principal Lawyer (Property and Contracts)

Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £55,808 - £64,346 per annum

About Three Rivers District Council

Three Rivers District in South West Hertfordshire straddles the north west corner of the M25 on the edge of Greater London. The district is a mixture of beautiful countryside, villages and small towns. The area has a diverse range of sectors and businesses and is a centre for the film industry with Warner Brothers at Leavesden forming part of a studio cluster along with Elstree and Pinewood is a short drive away.

At a Glance:-
- 700 historic assets and 22 conservation areas, 77% of the district is in the Green Belt
- 1,914 NNDR registered businesses with the economy providing 39,000 jobs
- Very low crime rate
- The district ranks highly for business registrations and start-ups with a highly skilled and trained workforce, high employment levels with GVA and weekly earnings above average

The Role: Principal Lawyer (Property and Contracts). This role will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to work flexibly and/or remotely.

The Post holder will be required to be the Principal Lawyer responsible for day to day Conveyancing work and all complex work relating to Property matters. They will also be responsible for providing all aspects of legal advice on Contracts and to act as Deputy Monitoring as and when required.

What we are looking for:

You will be a qualified lawyer either Solicitor or Barrister or equivalent and eligible to practice in England & Wales.
You will have at least 5 years PQE experience in the area of Contracts & Property and ideally at a Senior Level.
Previous experience of working in local government would be desirable but not essential.
Experience of acting as a Deputy Monitoring would be an advantage

What we Offer:
We offer an excellent benefits package, including competitive salary, 28 days holiday - rising to 30 days (if applicable), a generous employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance, flexible/hybrid working, career development, free on-site parking, cycle-to-work scheme, discounted leisure centre membership, employee volunteering schemes and access to discounted activities and days out.

This is a politically restricted post.

Closing Date: 7th March 2023

Please apply here.