Senior Planning and Highways Locum

Venn Group
South East London
10 Nov 2019
15 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Venn Group is seeking to recruit a Senior Planning Locum based in West London Council for a 3-month rolling contract assignment. Our client requires an experienced and enthusiastic lawyer who specialises in Planning and Highway proceedings.
This role will require the candidate to provide high level, expert professional/technical advice and guidance in planning, highways and local government law to colleagues, managers and partner agencies. They will also be expected to contribute to the delivery of the council's objectives and priorities.
The successful candidates' responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

· To provide excellent legal advice to the Council and its various departments on all matters that relate to planning and highways legislation, s106 planning agreements and undertakings and any incidental highways agreements

· To ensure continuity when providing specialist knowledge of highways, planning and local government law, including negotiating and drafting routine and complex s106 planning agreements

· To conduct proceedings, appeals, public enquires, and judicial reviews before the Planning Inspectorate, in the High Court, Magistrates Courts, Court of Appeal, Crown Courts and Tribunals

· To attend and clear reports for Planning committee and other committees as well as decision reports

· To prepare, draft and collate statements of a case and other legal documentation while advising on law and evidence

· To interview witnesses and affidavits and to ultimately have general conduct of all matters which are the responsibility of the post holder

· To ensure proper records are maintained relating to all work undertaken

The Council offers a competitive hourly rate with the potential for remote and flexible working arrangements to the successful candidate.

Due to the high number of applicants for this role, if you do not hear back from us regarding this locum opportunity within seven days then you have not been shortlisted for this vacancy.

Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in this locum position or other legal positions, then please contact Annabelle Rose on or email