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Legal Officer

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Job ID:

21857

Practice Area(s):

Property

Location:

Central London, London (Greater) 

Role:

Legal Executive
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Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Full-Time

Posted:

21.06.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

Development and Property Legal Team (maternity cover)

£35,298 - £39,117 per annum. Salary is negotiable depending on experience

Contract type: Temporary for 12 months

About Us:

THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF HUMAN LAW

The Bi-Borough Legal Services team that is shared between Westminster City Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea is a world of extraordinary stories. Where our people look beyond the obvious to do life-altering work.

There are few more important issues in the world today than mental health. The lawyers in our Adult Social Care team are the innovators and experts using the law to change society for good. Trainee Solicitor, Barbara Ayisi has already seen the far-reaching impact we have had on residents with poor mental health, dementia and suicidal tendencies. How a group of passionate people advocating for those who can’t always advocate for themselves – their welfare, wellbeing and wishes – can make a human impact like no other. For us, that’s the true power of the law.

Please view the extraordinary story of Human Law here.

The Role:

As a Bi-Borough Legal Officer within the Legal Development and Property Team, you can make your own powerful contribution. This is a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on residents and businesses across two of London’s most high-profile local authorities. The two boroughs each present hugely varied challenges, making this a genuinely exciting chance to grow your legal and professional skills in a fast-paced environment.

As a member of our collaborative department, you will find a friendly team spirit in which colleagues strive to share knowledge and support each other’s growth. With over 30 languages spoken internally. As a Legal Officer within the Bi-Borough Legal Development and Property Team equipped to support our multicultural communities.

While everyday will present you with new challenges, your general remit will be to provide legal advice and services to both councils as well as our partners. Taking ownership of a varied caseload of routine and commercial development and property matters, you will see to it that we are delivering the highest standards at all times. Conducting research and drafting exceptional legal documentation, you will maintain efficient administrative systems, and you will always look for ways in which we can improve our current offering. Working with clients face-to-face and over the phone, you will support a wide variety of stakeholders and partners including the Land Registry, HMRC, courts, suppliers and other legal practices.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

To meet the needs of this fast-paced challenge, you will have excellent legal drafting capabilities, with a background in legal property transactions in England and Wales. This will include everything from lease extensions and right-to-buy transactions through to auction sales, equity share arrangements, a range of licences, certificates and consents and stamp duty land tax returns. With a good knowledge of local government legal practice, you will be a task-focused individual who has sharp attention to detail and a determination to ensure that tasks are done correctly the first time.

Crucially, you will have comprehensive commercial awareness and you will be focused on achieving the best possible value for the council – so we will expect you to bring an innovative and enterprising mindset to every project. With good negotiation and communication skills, you will be able to fluently explain legal issues to non-specialist colleagues and other members of the team. Managing deadlines and a mixed workload is a must.

As we work in a fully digital and virtual environment, it is important that you are computer literate and that you are capable of managing your own workload – though our friendly Lawyers and legal colleagues will always be on hand to help you develop your expertise. From a practical point of view, you will have either a law degree, a CiLex qualification or equivalent experience.

What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. Our mission is to create a fairer Westminster, putting resident at the heart of our decisions. We are an organisation that wants the very best for our residents: a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.

We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That’s why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best you can be, you’ll help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.  

At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including B.A.ME (Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds), LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities.

We are committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way.

Closing date: 6 July 2022

Interview date: Week Commencing 11 July 2022

Contact details for an informal discussion: Joanna Jackson, Principal Solicitor on 07814 931297 or via email at Joanna.jackson@rbkc.gov.uk

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.
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Bi-Borough Shared Legal Services for Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster
Central London, London (Greater), United Kingdom

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Bi-Borough Shared Legal Services for Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster
Central London, London (Greater), United Kingdom
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Web Site: Horton Street, Kensington

Legal Officer

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Job ID:

21857

Practice Area(s):

Property

Location:

Central London, London (Greater) 

Role:

Legal Executive
col-narrow-right   

Employment Type:

Fixed-Term Contract Full-Time

Posted:

21.06.2022

Employer type:

Local Authority
col-wide   

Job Description:

Development and Property Legal Team (maternity cover)

£35,298 - £39,117 per annum. Salary is negotiable depending on experience

Contract type: Temporary for 12 months

About Us:

THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF HUMAN LAW

The Bi-Borough Legal Services team that is shared between Westminster City Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea is a world of extraordinary stories. Where our people look beyond the obvious to do life-altering work.

There are few more important issues in the world today than mental health. The lawyers in our Adult Social Care team are the innovators and experts using the law to change society for good. Trainee Solicitor, Barbara Ayisi has already seen the far-reaching impact we have had on residents with poor mental health, dementia and suicidal tendencies. How a group of passionate people advocating for those who can’t always advocate for themselves – their welfare, wellbeing and wishes – can make a human impact like no other. For us, that’s the true power of the law.

Please view the extraordinary story of Human Law here.

The Role:

As a Bi-Borough Legal Officer within the Legal Development and Property Team, you can make your own powerful contribution. This is a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on residents and businesses across two of London’s most high-profile local authorities. The two boroughs each present hugely varied challenges, making this a genuinely exciting chance to grow your legal and professional skills in a fast-paced environment.

As a member of our collaborative department, you will find a friendly team spirit in which colleagues strive to share knowledge and support each other’s growth. With over 30 languages spoken internally. As a Legal Officer within the Bi-Borough Legal Development and Property Team equipped to support our multicultural communities.

While everyday will present you with new challenges, your general remit will be to provide legal advice and services to both councils as well as our partners. Taking ownership of a varied caseload of routine and commercial development and property matters, you will see to it that we are delivering the highest standards at all times. Conducting research and drafting exceptional legal documentation, you will maintain efficient administrative systems, and you will always look for ways in which we can improve our current offering. Working with clients face-to-face and over the phone, you will support a wide variety of stakeholders and partners including the Land Registry, HMRC, courts, suppliers and other legal practices.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

To meet the needs of this fast-paced challenge, you will have excellent legal drafting capabilities, with a background in legal property transactions in England and Wales. This will include everything from lease extensions and right-to-buy transactions through to auction sales, equity share arrangements, a range of licences, certificates and consents and stamp duty land tax returns. With a good knowledge of local government legal practice, you will be a task-focused individual who has sharp attention to detail and a determination to ensure that tasks are done correctly the first time.

Crucially, you will have comprehensive commercial awareness and you will be focused on achieving the best possible value for the council – so we will expect you to bring an innovative and enterprising mindset to every project. With good negotiation and communication skills, you will be able to fluently explain legal issues to non-specialist colleagues and other members of the team. Managing deadlines and a mixed workload is a must.

As we work in a fully digital and virtual environment, it is important that you are computer literate and that you are capable of managing your own workload – though our friendly Lawyers and legal colleagues will always be on hand to help you develop your expertise. From a practical point of view, you will have either a law degree, a CiLex qualification or equivalent experience.

What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. Our mission is to create a fairer Westminster, putting resident at the heart of our decisions. We are an organisation that wants the very best for our residents: a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.

We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That’s why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best you can be, you’ll help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.  

At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including B.A.ME (Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds), LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities.

We are committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way.

Closing date: 6 July 2022

Interview date: Week Commencing 11 July 2022

Contact details for an informal discussion: Joanna Jackson, Principal Solicitor on 07814 931297 or via email at Joanna.jackson@rbkc.gov.uk

For further information or to apply, please click on the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.