Senior Planning Lawyer

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£61,287- £67,204
Beech Hurst, Andover (agile working possible)
Job Type
Full Time

This is an exciting and important role, reporting directly to the Head of Legal and Democratic Services, and you will be a key player in providing an effective and efficient legal service to the council.

You will be the council’s lead and subject matter expert on all planning law matters as part of a friendly and dedicated legal team. The Test Valley area provides a diverse mix of rural and urban planning matters, offering an interesting and varied workload. And you will be joining the council at an exciting time as we have big ambitions, with priorities including transforming our main town centres of Romsey and Andover.

This is a role where every day promises to be different. You will be attending and advising the council’s two planning committees dealing with enforcement matters, judicial reviews and compulsory purchase orders, and advising on and drafting planning obligations, including those relating to complex and high profile applications and developments.

You will also benefit from the council’s significant leadership learning and development offer as part of the authority’s Senior Managers’ Forum.

You will be a confident planning law practitioner with significant experience. The opportunity also exists to be involved in other areas of work and for you to develop and make this post your own.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Karen Dunn, Head of Legal and Democratic Services at

To view a detailed job specification and further details please visit

This is a politically restricted post.

Closing Date:  1 July 2024

Interviews: From 8 July 2024

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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This role expires 01/07/2024.
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