Lawyer salary

Major Projects Lawyer job in City of Westminster Council

Major Projects Lawyer

Ref: WCC283570

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

Workplace: Westminster Town Hall, London, SW1E 6QP

Hours per week: 36

Type of Contract : Permanent

Closing Date: 23 January 2022

Interview date: February 7, 2022

Contact details for an 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 amazing 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 local businesses at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to provide 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 projects.

The role:

This is an opportunity to apply your legal and professional expertise to the realization of large projects with high social value within two leading local authorities. Although we offer you various challenges, you will first focus on our ambitious social housing and community development plans, including 1,800 new homes in the region. You will be a member of the project team from its inception, advising and nurturing both internal clients and external suppliers, and generating positive results for our residents. It’s a role that gives you next-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 lawyer in major projects, suitable for interdisciplinary work. As a qualified lawyer or attorney, 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, agents and other stakeholders. Business acumen and 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 multidisciplinary environment.

The Board and its partners are committed to establishing diverse shortlists for all vacant positions at Level 4 or above to support our desire to increase the number of employees from under-represented groups in our workforce. As part of this ambition, if you are of black, Asian and minority origin (BAME), you can self-declare to the hiring manager as part of our positive 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 as well as statutory holidays. We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and flourish as an individual. As a progressive and innovative organization, we welcome applications from candidates willing to work in an agile environment with flexible conditions.

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 working here every day. Our mission is to create a city for all. We are an organization that wants the best for our residents: a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in leading industries, to have access to affordable, high-quality housing. and to retire to the community with dignity and pride.

We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and flourish as an individual. This is why we are proud to have won the award for the best initiative in health and wellness at the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best of you, 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 under-represented 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 nurturing environment that allows you to be your best, this is the Westminster Way.