Senior Lawyer – Property


Haringey Council - Alexandra House

Closing Date:

21 Jul 2024

Job description

Contract terms

Starting salary: PO6 (£51,093 – £54,129) – PO7 (£56,172- £59,328)
Work Location:
 Alexandra House, 10 Station Road, N22 7TY (Hybrid working)

Hours per week: 36 per week
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday, 21st July 2024 at 23:59

About Haringey

Haringey is a fantastic place to live and work – the world in one borough. A place brimming with creativity, personality, radicalism, and community. It is a place where we stand up for each other. A place that is proudly distinctive. We’ll be celebrating all this and more as the “rebel borough” when we are the 2027 London Borough of Culture.

Our history champions change-makers and everyday rebels; revelling in our differences, battling discrimination, championing equality, and doing things our own way. Haringey’s people are a huge asset, with knowledge, expertise, and passion. Our staff members embody our organisational values: Caring, Creative, Courageous, Collaborative and Community-focused. These values keep us looking forward, ambitious for the future, and continuously striving to do our very best for all of our residents.

About the role

This is a remarkable time for Property Lawyers within the Council, given our steadfast commitment to advancing high-profile regeneration projects and expanding our housing initiatives across the Borough, coupled with our extensive commercial property holdings. As a vital member of our seasoned team, you will play a crucial role in providing expert legal guidance to both officers and members on a diverse range of property-related matters. Your duties will encompass overseeing property transactions, negotiating commercial and residential leases, managing lease extensions, and providing comprehensive legal advice as needed. We are actively seeking to onboard a talented legal professional who can bring their expertise to our organisation, whether from a background in private practice or the public sector. Through fostering a culture of collaboration and a resolute dedication to community welfare, the Council offers an environment where your skills and passion can thrive, making it an exceptional choice for individuals seeking to make a significant impact while serving a higher purpose.

About the team

At Haringey Legal Services, you’ll find an exciting and diverse workplace. Here, you get to help our community directly and make a positive impact on people’s lives. Our legal teams are here to support the Council’s goals by advising on various interesting projects and ensuring that our borough’s communities and residents have a say in shaping our future. Join us and be part of a team where your work matters, and your contributions are valued.

About you

We’re seeking a dynamic individual who currently holds the title of solicitor, barrister, or CILEX, and is poised to step into the role of Senior Property Lawyer at Haringey Council. Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of 2 years PQE in property law in the UK. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate closely with seasoned specialists in property, planning, and regeneration, working alongside fast-paced and forward-thinking client teams. In this pivotal role, you’ll navigate a diverse array of complex property matters, making meaningful contributions to our dynamic environment.

If you feel excited about this role and worry that your past experiences don’t align perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. We believe that a confident, motivated lawyer with strong communication and influencing skills can excel within our excellent and friendly legal team. Your unique perspective and abilities could bring valuable contributions to our dynamic environment. Join us in shaping the future of Haringey Council.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community.  Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.


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