SENIOR SOLICITOR

Location:Sydney
Job Type:Full Time

Division: LEGAL & GOVERNANCE
Unit: LEGAL SERVICES
Section: LEGAL SERVICES
Salary: AUD 141,996 per annum plus Superannuation
Employment status: Permanent
Employment arrangement: Full Time
Location: Sydney CBD
Option to work under a 19 day month arrangement

At the City of Sydney our people are our most important asset and central to achieving our exciting and ambitious Sustainable Sydney 2030 - developing a green, global and connected city.

The team

Working as part of the Legal and Governance Division, the Planning and Compliance team provides high quality legal advice on planning and compliance matters, and conduct litigation to ensure the protection of Council's interests. The friendly team is high performing and derives great satisfaction from assisting to deliver the diverse and tangible outcomes established by Sustainable Sydney 2030.

The role

The successful candidate will have at least 5 years PQE in planning law. Extensive experience in local government, compliance and enforcement will be viewed favourably.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Substantial post-admission experience in planning law;
  • The ability to provide clear, specialist, expert and strategic legal advice on complex and sensitive matters in the Land and Environment Court and other courts and tribunals;
  • An appreciation of the political and social context in which Council operates;
  • The ability to work independently and to contribute to an effective team culture;
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.

The City of Sydney offers employees unparalleled employment benefits including accelerated long-service leave, flexible working arrangements and attractive maternity and paternity entitlements.

At the City of Sydney you will join a dedicated team where individual effort is part of something much bigger - delivering great things for our city's dynamic future

To apply: Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume and upload your response to the Essential Criteria.

Please note: This role will require a Pre-Employmenth Health Declaration.

Position description: CLICK HERE to view or download the position description.

Applications must be made online via the City's website by 11:59pm, Friday 21 February 2020.

For further information contact: Mardi Flick, Principal Lawyer on 02 9265 9894.

Employee Benefits: CLICK HERE for more information on the benefits of working in Council.

At the City we provide equal employment opportunity. We are committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive work environment and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.