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Principal Housing Lawyer

  • £75273 - £81411 per annum
  • London
  • Permanent
  • Legal, Local Government & Public Sector

Principal Housing Lawyer

Hybrid working arrangement

London Borough of Lewisham

£75,273 to £81,411

Discover yourself in Lewisham where what you do makes a difference to the vibrant and culturally diverse communities! The London Borough of Lewisham is a brilliant place to work with a dynamic team and environment.

Are you a Housing Lawyer with experience managing a team? Sellick Partnership are excited to be exclusively recruiting to an excellent new Permanent Principal Housing and Disrepair Lawyer post to join the friendly Legal team at the London Borough of Lewisham. This is a full-time role and the Principal Housing Lawyer will be required to attend the offices in Catford at least twice per week.

The main duties of this role include:

  • Advising the Council and senior officers on Housing Law and related matters
  • Allocation of work to appropriate members of staff
  • Monitoring the quality of work undertaken by the team
  • Managing a team of around 4 and ensuring adequate training and development
  • Undertaking a full caseload of housing and disrepair matters, including homelessness, ASB, etc
  • Liaising with clients in respect of service delivery, how to improve performance and standards within the team
  • Presentation of training courses and seminars for staff members
  • Deputising for the Head of Legal

The successful Housing Lawyer will possess:

  • A current practising certificate (either as a Barrister, Solicitor or Legal Executive)
  • A can-do attitude with the confidence to lead and develop a team
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Strong experience in all matters relating to housing law
  • Ability to anticipate problems and solve them accordingly
  • Must be dependable and self-reliant

The Housing Lawyer role includes some excellent benefits such as:

  • Local Government pension scheme
  • Bike loan and season tickets
  • Significant discounts in local cafes, shops and restaurants
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Access to a health insurance scheme
  • Supportive staff networks
  • Flexible working arrangements

Interested in applying for the Principal Housing Lawyer role?

Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this position, or contact Rayhaneh Tehrani in our Manchester office for an informal discussion about the role.


Lewisham Council is a Disability Confident employer. They welcome and encourage job applications of all abilities. If you require any reasonable adjustments in the application or interview, please contact the lead contact on this advert. We will make reasonable adjustments to make sure our disabled applicants and those with health conditions are supported throughout our recruitment process. We support the access to work scheme, further details are available at www.gov.uk/access-to-work/apply

Sellick Partnership is proud to be an inclusive and accessible recruitment business and we support applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. Please note, our advertisements use years' experience, hourly rates, and salary levels purely as a guide and we assess applications based on the experience and skills evidenced on the CV. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice on our website.

Rayhaneh Tehrani Senior Manager

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