If you’re ambitious, vibrant, and want to gain exposure to the most stellar planning and regeneration projects in London read on! We pride ourselves on being an agile, client-centric, commercially focused team who deliver for our communities.
We’ll offer you the opportunity to work with a team of specialists which will harness your personal development and technical skills. You’ll have flexibility to work from home, or the office.
This is a full time, 24 month FTC role based in the Town Hall with the ability to work remotely for most of the week.
We pride ourselves in offering the best of London in one borough. The list is long but includes Brick Lane, Victoria Park, Canary Wharf, Columbia Road market, Tower of London, V&A Museum of Childhood and Whitechapel Art Gallery.
This is an exciting time to join the Council as we bring the old Royal London Hospital in the heart of Whitechapel back to life as our new town hall. Our skilled and Lexcel accredited Legal Team has a crucial role providing the full range and variety of expert services across all areas of the Council’s work.
If you’re an experienced and highly motivated legal professional keen to maximise your potential, then we’d love to hear from you. You will be joining a dynamic, supportive, commercially focused team, working in a relaxed but professional environment.
You will be one of a team of lawyers dealing with a challenging and varied Planning and Regeneration caseload that includes working on planning agreements and planning related matters, including appeals. In addition to the above areas, you will be able to demonstrate experience of dealing with planning enquiries, providing advice at planning committees and negotiation/completion of S.106 and other agreements. You will have excellent drafting skills and the ability to provide legal advice to a variety of audiences, including senior officers. You will be able to conduct your caseload with minimum supervision and will be accustomed to working at pace in a busy team.
Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.
Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.
We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the borough.