Post Ref: PU2000144

Salary: £41,591 - £44,624 (Grade E)

Contract Type: Permanent - Full Time (37 hours)

Contract Length: Permanent

Job Details

Stratford on Avon and Warwick District Councils have recently joined forces to create a shared Legal Team for South Warwickshire providing a full range of legal services to both authorities.

We have a vacancy for a Lawyer in our Planning & Regulatory Team which covers the following areas of legal practice: Planning, licensing, regulatory, public sector housing and general criminal and civil litigation.  It is an exciting time to join an expanding legal team that is friendly and supportive with a strong team ethic.  We support two progressive, ambitious local authorities involved in a range of exciting projects in a great part of the country.  You will be directly involved in varied and high-quality legal work and make a positive difference to our communities.  

Whilst applications from experienced planning and regulatory lawyers are welcomed, we also encourage applications from lawyers with less direct experience but with an enthusiasm to develop and grow your experience in these areas with support from experienced colleagues.  Most importantly, we seek applications from enthusiastic and adaptable people who are motivated to use their research, analytical and communication skills to provide practical, solution-focussed legal advice to our internal clients.

Local government experience is desirable, but we welcome applications from people from all parts of the legal sector.  We will accept applications from qualified solicitors, barristers and fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives.

We have offices in the centre of historic and vibrant Stratford upon Avon and Leamington Spa.  We also embrace flexible, agile working arrangements including home working.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Ross Chambers, Legal Services Manager, on 01789 260471 or email


Staff benefits include:
  • Bupa health cash plan
  • Local Government pension scheme

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people with disabilities.

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Important Dates

Advertised Date: 03/08/2022

Closing Date: 01/09/2022 at 5:00PM

Interviews for this vacancy will take place week commencing 12/09/2022.

*Please note that the Council are unable to reimburse any interview expenses.

If you are an applicant with a disability that prevents you from using our standard on-line application you can email our HR Department at who can send our application form to you in an alternate format.

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