Dudley, West Midlands
£37676 - £40454 per annum + Excellent annual leave and flexi working
9 months ago
Salary: £37,676 - £40,454 (pay award pending).
Dudley MBC is seeking an experienced housing or civil litigation specialist who is driven, dynamic and keen to make a difference for those who live and work in the Borough.
Our approach to the practice of law is based on a friendly and open style of working, and a determination to avoid unnecessary complexity. We are committed to achieving the objectives of our clients by finding solutions to their problems in a professional, courteous and efficient manner. We provide a personal service and excellent speed of response.
The Housing Legal Services Team forms part of the Chief Executives Directorate within Law and Governance Services and this position is for a Housing Solicitor/Barrister. The team undertakes a wide range of housing law work, alongside drafting policies, protocols and procedures. We are seeking to recruit the post below to enhance the service offered to our clients.
A flexible and enthusiastic individual is required to take up this post, reporting directly to the Principal Solicitor. The successful applicant will undertake a broad range of legal work related to housing law, including litigation and advocacy, and provide general advice to the Council's Directorates. The ideal candidate should be experienced in the law relating to housing possession proceedings, anti-social behaviour injunctions and dealing with a full caseload of files (or possess transferable civil litigation skills). Daily tasks will include drafting notices, court applications (claims for possession and injunctions), undertaking advocacy, providing in-house legal training, and assisting in the drafting of policies, protocols and procedures.
The post-holder must possess excellent communication skills and be able to prioritise work efficiently. You will have the rare opportunity to work closely with your client department, so must be approachable and open. You must hold appropriate professional qualifications, cope well under pressure, and be prepared to work both as part of a team and on your own initiative. Candidates with excellent civil litigation experience which is easily transferable to housing, work will also be considered. Benefits of this post include 33 days leave including bank holidays, home working, legal assistant support in the team and flexible working hours.
Informal enquiries in relation to this post can also be directed to Richard Clark, or Jalil Karim at Dudley MBC, by telephone or by email.
We encourage interested applicants to apply immediately to be considered for short listing. Alternatively should you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying please contact Kate Jasper in our Manchester office for a confidential discussion.
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Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role.
Closing date for this post will be the 26th April 2019.