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Senior Lawyer (Commercial Property)

Test Valley Borough Council
Beech Hurst, Andover (agile working possible)
£53,127 - £58,199
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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 This is an exciting opportunity that will suit a qualified solicitor, barrister or CILEX, who enjoys being part of a friendly, dynamic, team committed to providing excellent legal services.

Day to day you will be the council’s commercial property lead and subject matter expert and will manage an interesting range of property law matters, including leases, licenses and sales and purchases of land, landlord and tenant matters, and disposals and acquisitions, including complex and high-profile matters. This includes meeting the commercial property needs of the council-owned business parks and wider commercial portfolio. You will have a varied case load and will need to be able to juggle multiple priorities. And with two approved town centre masterplans and regeneration underway in both Andover and Romsey, it’s a busy time for our ambitious authority!

The opportunity exists for those with contract and procurement expertise to undertake work in these areas.

You’ll need to be a strong, clear communicator who can negotiate and influence effectively to ensure our continued delivery of a high quality, customer-focused service.

We can offer flexible working arrangements to support and optimise your time and balance work under the council’s agile working policy. 

This is a politically restricted post.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Karen Dunn, Head of Legal and  Democratic Services at or call 01264 368401.

For more information and to apply, please visit /headfortestvalley

Closing Date:  1 July 2024

Interviews: From 8 July 2024


The extensive area of the Test Valley borough is one of the most beautiful areas in Southern England.

The River Test and its associated tributaries - the Mecca of trout fisherman - runs through the entire length of the area from north to south.

The countryside is typical Hampshire downland interspersed with woods and copses and high quality agricultural land. The area contains two principal towns, Andover and Romsey. Andover in the north, the larger of the two, is an expanding town with a modern shopping centre and there are plans for a new cinema and theatre.

There is a leisure centre and substantial industrial developments, together with further fully serviced land available for lease by industrialists. Romsey in the south is an ancient medieval town with its Abbey and Broadlands, the home of the late Earl Mountbatten of Burma. From just south of Newbury to the Northern edge of Southampton Test Valley, like its river, makes up western Hampshire.

The Borough comprises the growing commercial centre of Andover, the country market town of Romsey and the beautiful countryside of the valley of the River Test, centred on Stockbridge. Test Valley must have one of the most diverse characters in Hampshire: its rural character reflects the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, occupying more than 10% of the Borough, some 25 Sites of Special Scientific Interest, 38 Conservation Areas and thousands of listed buildings.

Yet on the other hand Test Valley has a vibrant economy with a number of household name companies with local headquarters, low unemployment and business sites totalling well over a million square feet available for development.

Company info
01264 368000
Beech Hurst
Weyhill Road

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