Senior Property Counsel (7238)

Senior Property Counsel

44,608 - 52,479 (dependent on experience)
Contract type
Full Time
RNLI Headquarters, Poole, Dorset
Interview location
RNLI, Headquarters, Poole, Dorset
Interview date
15th, 16th, 17th August 2017
Closing Date
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Whether we’re talking about acquiring land to build a lifeboat station, selling a legacy property, putting lifeguard towers on beaches, housing our heritage collection or looking at ways of using our property portfolio to fund our lifesaving service the support of our staff and volunteers comes first – and that’s where you come in.  As the RNLI’s business demands continue to evolve and increase, the legal team is seeking a Senior Property Counsel to create and communicate strategic vision and direction for the acquisition, disposal and management of property throughout the RNLI and in the provision of advice to guide the organisation through all property related matters and legalities.

Working with colleagues across the RNLI, you will carry out a wide range of legal commercial and residential property related work with the added complexity of working within the constraints of the Charities Acts and regulators, across jurisdictions; considering and advising on developments, property disputes, planning and legal strategy. You will be responsible for management of the legal property team. You will need to be a qualified solicitor, barrister or legal executive with a proven background and experience of management.

This will be matched with the ability to manage your team and caseload with the minimum of supervision, excellent teamwork skills and strong attention to detail.

You may be required to travel to different locations throughout the UK and Ireland from time to time.

This post requires a valid driving licence.

Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards our goals of halving drowning in the UK and Ireland by 2024. This involves a growing commitment to preventative action, using our expertise to work in partnership with communities locally, nationally and internationally to prevent drowning.