Wealden District Council

Job Vacancy:2 x Solicitor (Planning)

Job Information


Full Time £30,612 - £34,014 p.a, Part Time £18,615 - £20,684 p.a

Contract Type:

Permanent, 1 x Full Time / 1 x Part Time


Full Time 37 hours p/w, Part Time 22.5 hours p/w


Council Offices, Hailsham & Bexhill


Wealden and Rother Legal Services is a shared service partnership between Wealden District Council and Rother District Council.  An opportunity has arisen to join our expanding Planning team in a part time or full time post, providing legal advice, guidance and support on all aspects of Planning law to Wealden and Rother District Councils’ Planning departments.

Working closely with Members and Officers, you will manage a varied case load as well as having the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge.  You will assist with the drafting of planning Enforcement Notices, Section 106 Agreements and other planning-related documentation and provide advice on a wide range of planning law issues.  You will also attend meetings of the Planning Committees and working groups at Wealden and Rother District Councils to assist with the provision of legal advice on applications, enforcement issues and challenges.  

You will need a good knowledge and understanding of Planning law with some experience, preferably in a Local Government environment.  You will be a qualified Solicitor, Barrister or equivalent  with  excellent communication skills with fluent spoken English, including experience of giving written and oral advice, and high standards of client care and customer service.

We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, career average salary pension scheme, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime and discounted leisure centre membership.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job Description and Personal Specification.doc

Closing Date:

27 October 2017

Interview Date:


Post Number:


Contact the Human Resources Team

Contact Form: Contact the Human Resources Team

Email: human.resources@wealden.gov.uk

Telephone: 01892 602424

Wealden District Council
Human Resources
Council Offices
Vicarage Lane
BN27 2AX