Position: Solicitor - Property, Planning and Consents
Salary: GBP38600 - GBP58000 per annum + annual bonus
Ref: 522861_1583248289
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 03/03/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Perth, Glasgow or Reading

Salary: £38,600 - £58,000 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 37 hours with Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

Our in-house SSE Legal function operates across the SSE Group to ensure business actions and behaviours are aligned to business priorities, are legally sound, and reinforce a culture of integrity, quality, responsibility and ethical behaviour. This role sits within the Renewables business within the UK and Ireland's leading renewable energy company. Our aim is to be the largest and most efficient developer of onshore and offshore wind in the UK and Ireland. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets in GB, Ireland and internationally. In order to contribute to a low carbon future, we have committed to treble our current Renewables output by 2030.

What is the Role?

We are seeking to recruit a Scottish, English or dual qualified solicitor to join our legal team based in either our Perth, Glasgow or Reading offices with property, planning and consenting experience or relevant transferrable skills.

Reporting ultimately to the Head of Legal for Renewables, you will be responsible for providing legal advice to a variety of stakeholders with varying needs within the Renewables business including in respect of land assembly, planning and environmental consents.

Our in-house SSE Legal function to ensure business actions and behaviours are aligned to business priorities, are legally sound, and reinforce a culture of integrity, quality, responsibility and ethical behaviour. We identify and rationalise legal risk, providing advice on both regulatory and statutory obligations, all whilst helping the business to achieve their strategic goals.

What do I need?

The essential skills and experience you will bring to this role:

- Qualified lawyer with circa 3-5 years PQE;

- A comprehensive understanding of property, planning and consenting legal issues and experience in drafting and leading negotiations on property, planning and consenting agreements;

- An understanding of the wider legal issues affecting the SSE Group and the Energy market;

- A passion to work as part of a high performing team, sharing knowledge, best practice and supporting colleagues;

- Comfortable working independently and leading their own matters;

- Proactive and pragmatic approach to giving legal advice and support in a clear and concise manner;

- Confident and resilient in their approach to their work, legal skills and knowledge;

- Willing to take an active role in supporting more junior members of the team.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

We'll let you know the outcome of your job application after the closing date. To discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE. Internal candidates, as a courtesy, please inform your manager prior to submitting an application for this role.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Job Benefits:

annual bonus