Isle of Wight Council

Property and Contracts Legal Team

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Property Lawyer (Ref: 2024_798)

Legal Services, County Hall, Newport Isle of Wight PO30 1UD

Grade 12, £44,357 to £46,676 per annum pro-rata (actual salary, £29,970.95 to £31,537.84)

Contact: Joe Rennie, on 01983 821000 ext. 6339 or email

Vacancy Reference: 2024_798

Closing Date: 24/04/2024

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 25 per week

Market Supplement of £3,000 per year (pro rata)


We are looking for a qualified lawyer to join our property and contracts legal team.


Joining our friendly and supportive in-house legal team, you will support a wide variety of clients from across the council on property and planning related matters. This will include transfers of land, leases, s106 agreements and other agreements.


The successful candidate will possess excellent personal management skills and be able to keep clear and accurate records to demonstrate high process compliance.


Flexible working and remote working means that we can consider candidates from out of area in a way which was not always possible in the past. We are looking for candidates who have transferrable skills and are able to work across different work types for a range of clients to provide greater agility in adapting to changing demands.


Knowledge of property law is an advantage for this role, however, more importantly we are looking for the right person to join our team. Therefore, we welcome applications from those who believe they can transfer existing knowledge or experience from a different area into this role. We also welcome applications from newly qualified lawyers who may be looking to develop into this role.


In return we can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including flexible working, a local government pension scheme, 32 days annual leave (plus bank holidays!) pro rata, employee discount benefits, and access to a range of technologies to support modern ways of working.


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Joe Rennie, on 01983 821000 ext. 6339 or email  


-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

-  Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes


For some vacancies (subject to criteria)

-  A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available if you are specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a new role with us

-  If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible to have some travel costs reimbursed

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via if you would like to receive a copy.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.


Closing Date: 24 April 2024