Solicitor (Construction)

Contract Type
Practice Area
£53,866 - £57,725 per annum
3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
Wheatley Group one of Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management group are looking for a Solicitor - Apply now!

Job Description


Solicitor (Construction)

Location: Wheatley House, 25 Cochrane Street, Glasgow, G1 1HL

Salary: SCP 45-48 (£53,866 - £57,725) per annum

Duration: Permanent

Location: This role will be primarily based from home with regular travel, when required, to Wheatley House in Glasgow and other Wheatley Group offices.


Wheatley Group is Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management group, providing homes and services to over 210,000 people in 19 local authority areas across the country.

Increasing the supply of quality, affordable homes which meet the needs and aspirations of our communities is a key focus for Wheatley Group.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a solicitor to join our Group Property Legal team to support Wheatley Group in meeting those objectives.

In addition to supporting the Group’s development activities, the successful candidate will be a key point of contact for teams across Group in relation to all construction matters associated with the organisation’s development programme, associated funding activity and ad hoc procurement and commercial contracts advice.

The role is varied and challenging, with the provision of client-focussed legal advice at its core, and includes the negotiation and drafting of all types of transactional construction documentation (including call-offs from third party frameworks) and NEC based services contracts.

We believe that providing a great service to our customers starts with employing great staff, and Wheatley Group works hard to be an employer of choice in Scotland.

As an employee you will receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes a generous holiday allowance.

Good communications skills are essential in order to establish solid client relationships quickly and provide effective and pragmatic advice to colleagues at all levels.

The successful candidate must also be able to demonstrate a flexible approach in meeting the changing demands and priorities of the Group and be able to effectively manage workload in a fast paced multiple-client environment.

Required skills and experience: LLB Degree or equivalent, Diploma in Legal Practice or equivalent, Membership of the Law Society of Scotland with a current and unrestricted practising certificate, housebuilding/development experience. Transactional construction experience gained in an institutionally funded context is desirable, however candidates with development real estate or commercial contracts experience will also be considered.

At Wheatley, are always looking to improve diversity within our teams. We want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can contribute their best work and achieve their full potential.

We actively celebrate our individual differences and recognise the collective strength this brings our organisation. It’s important our teams represent the communities we serve, and we welcome applications from any under-represented groups.


For an application pack and detailed job description, please click link to visit our recruitment portal at:

For an informal chat about the post, please contact Jane Valentine, Chief Counsel (Property), 07825933706 or email

We want all our candidates to shine. If you need any reasonable adjustments to help you feel more comfortable during the recruitment process, please contact Rachel Young on 07867 291367.

Closing Date: 5pm on 27 March 2024.
Interviews anticipated to be held week commencing 15 April 2024.