Senior Solicitor: Real Estate and Planning



Salary: £44,934- £53,781 (full time, 36 hours per week)

Hours: The position is advertised as full time, 36 hours per week, or such other hours as are agreed with the successful candidates; our staff work flexibly in a number of ways and we are also open to discussing the possibility of reduced hours

Tenure: Permanent

The City of Edinburgh Council’s in-house legal team has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Solicitor to join its Real Estate team as a senior property lawyer.

Experience of working for a public sector organisation would be desirable, but not essential.

The team consists of the Principal Solicitor, two Senior Solicitors, five Solicitors and a trainee Solicitor. The workload will be varied, challenging and interesting, dealing with some of the most high profile developments in Scotland. You will be supported in a collegiate environment and encouraged to develop a full range of legal and other skills. The Council deals with a wide range of property matters, including drafting and negotiation of sales and purchases, investment leasing and asset management, development work, operational property advice, and general housing law. Support to high profile capital projects will also form part of the role. The centre of Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and many other areas are listed. The team plays an integral role in balancing the need for development and growth with the protection of Edinburgh as a world-renowned historic city.

Applicants will also be expected to draw upon professional and commercial acumen to ensure that all legal advice is relevant and appropriate.

The applicants should have a positive attitude, a willingness to learn and the ability to work as part of a team to find solutions to complex problems.

The Council’s legal team is committed to the principles of modern local government and has a key role in the delivery of new and innovative projects to enhance Scotland’s capital city.

Applicants will require a full Practising Certificate in Scotland.

Interviews will be held at the start of June

Applications should be made by 23:59 on 18 May 2021 through the myjobscotland website.