Lawyer salary

City of Westminster Council Major Projects Solicitor Employment

Major Projects Lawyer

Ref: WCC283570

Wage scale: £68,346 – £76,521 per year. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

Workplace: Westminster City Hall, London, SW1E 6QP

Hours per week: 36

Type of Contract : Permanent

Closing Date: January 23, 2022

Date of interview: February 7, 2022

Contact details for informal discussion: Sarah Baker, Chief Solicitor on 07817054770 or by email at [email protected]

About Us:


Westminster City Council Legal Services is a world of extraordinary stories. Where our people look beyond the obvious to do life-changing work.

At Westminster City Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people and businesses at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to deliver quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient. Our Bi-Borough legal department supports both councils and is involved in some of London’s most exciting large-scale regeneration and development schemes.

The role:

This is an opportunity to apply your legal and professional expertise to deliver major projects with high social value in two prominent local communities. Although we offer a variety of challenges, you will initially focus on our ambitious social housing and community development plans, including 1,800 new homes in the area. You will be part of the project team from launch, advising and challenging internal clients and external vendors, and driving positive results for our residents. It’s a role that offers you high-level challenge and exposure, as well as considerable autonomy in the way you work. Benefiting from the support of a collaborative team, you will in turn share your technical knowledge to improve and develop others.

About you:

We are looking for a competent and innovative major projects lawyer, adept at interdisciplinary work. As a qualified barrister or solicitor, you will have in-depth knowledge and experience of major regeneration projects, as well as a broad understanding of local government law. Exceptional communication, negotiation, collaboration and problem-solving skills are essential. You will be able to provide complex legal and procedural advice to Board members, executives and other stakeholders. Strong business acumen and an awareness of the political and corporate implications of decisions are key to success. A flexible and dynamic attitude will help you progress in this diverse, fast-paced and multidisciplinary environment.

The Council and its partners are committed to achieving diverse shortlists for all vacant positions in Band 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of employees from underrepresented groups in our workforce. As part of this ambition, if you are of Black, Asian and Minority (BAME) descent, you can self-declare this to the hiring manager as part of our affirmative action commitments.

What we offer:

In return, you can expect a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension plan, and generous annual leave and holidays. We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. As a progressive and innovative organization, we welcome applications from candidates willing to work in an agile environment with flexible terms.

Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three quarters of a million people who work here every day. Our mission is to create the city for all. We are an organization that wants the best for our residents: a supportive and safe environment, the opportunity to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in cutting-edge industries, to have access to affordable and high quality housing. and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.

We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. This is why we are proud to have won the Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative award at the Business Culture Awards 2020/21. By giving your best, you will help us adapt to the changing needs of our organization and our communities.

At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our goal of being an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including BAME, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We are committed to ensuring that all of our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer, we strive to provide flexible working arrangements and a stimulating environment that empowers you to perform at your best, that’s the Westminster Way.