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Principal Regulatory Lawyer

Salary details: £41,324 - £45,750 per annum (Basic £37,568 - £41,591 per annum, plus a 10% market supplement)

Department
South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council
Business Unit
Governance & Assurance
Reference
SU110P/001
Salary details
£41,324 - £45,750 per annum (Basic £37,568 - £41,591 per annum, plus a 10% market supplement)
Job Term
Permanent
Appointment Type
Full Time
Hours
37 hours per week
Location
Remote Working / Tavistock / Totnes, Devon
Interview details
For an informal discussion please contact;
David Fairbairn, Head of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer on 01803 861359 or david.fairbairn@swdevon.gov.uk
Closing Date
21 August 2022
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Do you want to join us at an exciting time for Legal Services? Do you enjoy a challenge?  Do you like to make a difference? Do you want to work in a beautiful part of the Country for two forward-thinking shared authorities?

To support the Head of Legal & Monitoring Officer, we have created two smaller teams: a Regulatory Team and Property & Contracts Team and there are opportunities within each of these teams, in the following areas:

  • Principal Regulatory & Governance Lawyer (Lead) to lead the Regulatory Arm
  • Principal Property & Contracts Lawyer (Lead) to lead the Property Arm
  • Principal Regulatory Lawyer 
  • Principal Property Lawyer 
  • Senior Regulatory Lawyers x 2 

We are offering opportunities to customer-focused individuals who welcome change and the challenge of delivering improvement. In return, we can offer flexible working in an environment where innovation, challenge and efficiency are key aspects.

Our Councils have adopted new, exciting, innovative and forward-looking corporate strategies setting out our visions and priorities for our unique areas.  Consequently, we have restructured and expanded our Legal Services Team to support the delivery of these priorities, creating new opportunities for those that are looking for a challenge in helping shape and enhance this new Legal Team.

The main responsibilities are to provide professional legal advice and support to the Councils’ development management, strategic planning, planning enforcement and regulatory functions, together with representing the Councils in courts, inquires and tribunals. The Principal Regulatory Lawyer also provides legal advice and support to the Development Management and Licensing Committees.

The Principal Regulatory Lawyer will work with other members of the Legal Services Team to deliver a comprehensive legal service to the Councils.  This may involve assisting the Monitoring Officer and the Deputy Monitoring Officers to respond to code of conduct complaints and other governance-related issues.

About us

West Devon Borough and South Hams District Councils are shared authorities in a beautiful part of the country with exciting, innovative and forward-looking corporate strategies and delivery plans. We are offering opportunities to customer-focused individuals who welcome change and the challenge of delivering improvement. In return, we can offer flexible working in an environment where innovation, challenge and efficiency are key aspects.

IMPACT: Band B

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The IMPACT Behavioural Framework has been developed to support the ambitions for our workforce. The framework aims to enhance both individual and organisational performance and will be applied in recruitment, performance management and career progression. It defines the behaviours that all colleagues across both councils are expected to consistently demonstrate at work. The framework can be found on the right hand side of this page under ‘Related Information’.

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