Residential property

Current opportunities

Find our Current Opportunities below:

Front of House Property Sales Advisor

We're currently recruiting for an enthusiastic individual who is looking for a Front of House Property Sales Advisor role within our Residential team (formerly Hunters Residential) at our Morningside office.  The successful applicant will be required to ensure that all incoming enquiries are dealt with courteously and efficiently on all occasions and directed to the relevant person. In addition, they will provide comprehensive administrative support to the Residential team and be expected to actively seek opportunities to convert initial enquiries into business to maximise generation of fees and accelerate growth. This is a varied, interesting and exciting role for an ambitious individual looking to establish a career in residential property.

The role requires a highly motivated, pro-active and confident team player with the ability to prioritise workloads to a high standard.  A professional telephone phone manner is essential as is attention to detail. As the role will involve dealing with a wide variety of people on a daily basis, the applicant will also be required to display first class customer service skills and be able to work without direct supervision. 

The ideal candidate will have an interest in and knowledge of the local property market and have experience of working in a similar role within a property services environment.  Whilst estate agency experience would be beneficial this is not essential as necessary training will be provided. Knowledge of Edinburgh City and the surrounding area is desirable.

 A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.  If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a full CV stating current remuneration to recruitment@gillespiemacandrew.co.uk

Gillespie Macandrew LLP is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and demonstrating that we value the diversity of our workforce.

Senior Solicitor/Associate - Family Law

We have an excellent opportunity for a family lawyer to join our expanding family law team. Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years PQE, including extensive experience in family law.  Full time and part time applicants will be considered.   The post is Edinburgh based.

Person Specification

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about family law and wants to work in a friendly, supportive, professional environment. Candidates will possess a desire to actively contribute to the success and development of our forward thinking, proactive family law team.  They will be confident in working independently and running their own caseload, but also be willing to work with other members of the team on larger or more complex cases.

Key attributes:

  • Excellent technical skills, along with the confidence and ability to lead cases at an appropriate level;
  • Excellent client relationship skills.   This includes delivery to agreed standards and co-ordination of services for clients;
  • Proactive and a self-starter, as well as an excellent team player with the ability to train and motivate other members of the team where appropriate;
  • Possess excellent business acumen, with an ability to initiate and follow up on new business leads in order to aid business development plans;
  • The ability to effectively plan and manage a high and varied workload;
  • The ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships both with internal and external parties;      
  • The ability to contribute to financial success by meeting (and exceeding where appropriate) agreed targets set out in the business plan.

Duties & Responsibilities

It is envisaged that the jobholder will handle a wide range of privately funded family law cases, including financial provision on divorce, child law, cohabitation and the preparation of prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Advising on the legal consequences of marriage and civil partnership, aliment and financial provision on divorce and dissolution.  
  • Advising on divorce and dissolution.
  • Advising on private child law including disputes about residence, contact and other s11 orders.
  • Taking instructions on behalf of clients and acting on these in an appropriate and timely manner, drafting documents, representing clients in court and in negotiations;
  • Providing advice on the available dispute resolution options and supporting clients in accessing those services.
  • Working closely with other solicitors in the firm so as to provide a coherent cross-departmental service.
  • Supervising and assisting the department’s junior solicitors, trainee solicitors, interns and work experience students.
  • Supporting marketing and business development projects.

A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.  If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a full CV stating current remuneration to recruitment@gillespiemacandrew.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 12.00pm on Friday 16th February 2018.

Gillespie Macandrew LLP is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and demonstrating that we value the diversity of our workforce.

Solicitor/Senior Solicitor - Construction & Planning

We have an excellent opportunity for a lawyer to join our expanding Construction & Planning team. Candidates are expected to have up to 4 years PQE within a similar role.  The post is Glasgow based.

Person Specification

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about construction & planning and wants to work in a friendly, supportive, professional environment.   Candidates will possess a desire to actively contribute to the success and development of our forward thinking, proactive team.

Key attributes:

  • Excellent technical skills, along with the confidence and ability to lead transactions at an appropriate level;
  • Excellent client relationship skills in order to meet client expectations and to achieve repeat business for the Firm.   This includes delivery to agreed standards and co-ordination of services for clients;
  • Proactive and a self-starter, as well as an excellent team player with the ability to train and motivate other members of the team where appropriate; 
  • Possess excellent business acumen, with an ability to initiate and follow up on new business leads in order to aid business development plans; 
  • The ability to effectively plan and manage a high and varied workload;
  • The ability to work in conjunction with the Partnership to achieve organisational goals; 
  • The ability to make decisions based on accurate analysis of complex evidence;
  • The ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships both with internal and external parties; 
  • The ability to contribute to financial success by meeting (and exceeding where appropriate) agreed targets set out in the business plan; 
  • The ability to re-focus aims and priorities to meet changing business targets where appropriate. 

Duties & Responsibilities

It is envisaged that the jobholder will work closely with our landowner and business sectors and will principally cover a range of property related work including planning, commercial and contract issues.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Advising on planning applications, section 75 agreements, development plans and environmental impact assessments, related appeals and judicial reviews;
  • Contentious and non-contentious construction including advising on a range of construction matters including energy, infrastructure and/or property related projects/transactions and managing construction cases as well as advising on construction issues in relation to live projects;
  • Acting on behalf of clients in construction and planning disputes and representing them in court if necessary; 
  • Taking instructions on behalf of clients and acting on these in an appropriate and timely manner;
  • Working closely with other fee-earners in the team offering assistance with reading and research tasks;
  • Drafting documents, letters and contracts related to the needs of clients;
  • Attending meetings and negotiations with clients, Counsel and opposing parties;
  • May be required to supervise and assist the department’s trainee solicitors, interns and work experience students;

A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.  If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a full CV stating current remuneration to recruitment@gillespiemacandrew.co.uk

Closing date for applications is Friday 2nd March 2018

Gillespie Macandrew LLP is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and demonstrating that we value the diversity of our workforce.

 

 

 

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