Senior Lawyer - Planning & Highways

Cornwall Council

Senior Lawyer - Planning & Highways

Cornwall Council is looking for a permanent Senior Planning and Highways Lawyer to join its Planning and Highways Legal Team. The Team supports a variety of clients in an interesting range of projects that reflects Cornwall’s status as a large unitary authority and the successful applicant will have a critical role in the Team. Although the Team is based at New County Hall, Truro, the role offers hybrid and flexible working in terms of both location and hours.

The successful candidate will demonstrate senior level experience working as a planning or highways lawyer and evidence their ability to handle complex planning or highways matters. Candidates with a proven track record in either discipline are encouraged to apply.

The responsibilities of the role will include:

– Dealing with a caseload of complex Planning Agreements;
– Reviewing Reports and advising Members and Officers at Planning Committee Meetings;
– Offering legal advice with respect to a variety of Planning and/or Highways- related matters (including Rights of Way and Drainage) and helping to bring a practical approach to problem solving.

The deadline for applying is Wednesday 8th March 2023. For more information about the role or the Team please contact Ben Curnow on or Mark Pearce

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall.  In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits.

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.

Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.

This position will be subject to a criminal record disclosure check.

We are happy to talk about flexible working options.

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