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Solicitor/Barrister (Regeneration) - Basildon Borough Council

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Salary is Band 9 £41,369 - £45,241 inclusive of Fringe

Job description

Permanent Contract:

(All posts are subject to the NJC conditions of service)

Hours: 36.25 hours per week

This post is open to job share

Basildon is a true success story. Part of the first generation of post-war New Towns in 1949, its population's grown to 180,000 from 30,000 in the last 70 years. It's also a place that global companies including Ford, New Holland Agriculture and Konica Minolta have chosen to base their operations. Basildon has the largest economy in Essex, with new start-ups being created faster than anywhere else in the county.

As well as this thriving business scene, Basildon borough is home to a number of villages nestled in picturesque countryside, surrounding five major towns. These are Billericay, Laindon, Pitsea, Wickford and Basildon itself.

All areas are served by excellent transport links, as you can see below:

  • 35 minutes from central London
  • major road links and rail lines to two London termini
  • three airports within 40 minutes
  • the nearest town to the London Gateway Port – just eight miles away.

Fast forward 70 years, and it's time for a new chapter. The borough is undergoing a huge transformation. An extensive programme of regeneration is breathing new life into our towns, providing new opportunities for motivated and experienced individuals to join our legal team. Our area's alive with possibilities and has all the ingredients to be one of the most successful and desirable places in the southeast.

You will support some of the most ambitious projects Basildon Council has ever undertaken, including the regeneration of Laindon town centre, the East Square development in Basildon itself and the implementation of the Local Plan – the borough's plan for the delivery of over 15,000 homes over the next 20 years.

For those who choose to help us, there's an exciting journey ahead. One that comes with the chance to achieve goals that are life-changing for thousands of people. It's also one that brings rewards for your hard work and talent: generous benefits that go beyond the norm and a chance to hone and grow your skills in a nurturing team environment.

If you would like to be part of Basildon's success, discover the roles where your skills could prove vital.

Basildon Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults, and expects all employees, contractors and volunteers to share its commitment to prevent abuse, harm or exploitation. Please note that the Council applies a robust recruitment vetting process.

Please click here to see the Job Description and Person Specification.

Please note, if you do not have access to a computer you could visit the Job Centre, Library or our own Customer Service Centre to apply. If you have any queries regarding this or any of our roles, please contact Human Resources, OD and Payroll on 01268 208242 or

Applicants with a hearing or speech impairment can contact us using the Text Relay Service. Dial 18001 followed by the full telephone number as above. Calls are charged at your telecommunications provider's standard rate. The application pack is also available in alternative formats upon request.

Please read the documents below before completing your Application Form as they contain important information about the recruitment process and the post advertised.

Employee Guide Prevention of Illegal Working
Pre-Employment Vetting Declaration Form
Rehabilitation of Offenders
Welcome Letter Jan 2015
Working Time Regulations
Additional Provisions of Employment with BBC Dec 2014

Good Luck with Your Application.