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Legal Officer

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Job ID:

29529

Practice Area(s):

Housing/ASB, Property

Location:

County Durham, North-East 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

06.02.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£33,024 - £36,648 per annum

We are looking for an experienced Legal Officer to join our Property and Housing team at Durham County Council.
 
Our highly skilled and professional Property and Housing team deal with all aspects of legal property and housing work, including commercial, agricultural, residential, landlord and tenant and housing matters. The post holder will be responsible for drafting and negotiating legal documentation and will provide advice to officers, members and outside bodies.
 
We actively promote a positive work / life balance and support wellbeing.  We offer flexible home and office working, a friendly and supportive working environment and a wealth of interesting work.
 
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
You will work with our Senior Lawyer, Lawyers and other members of the Property and Housing team, and with colleagues in the Council’s wider legal team, across all areas of work covered by the team.
 
You will be responsible for your own caseload, providing a professional legal service with support from our dedicated team of Legal Assistants, and assist the Senior Lawyer and Lawyers when the need arises. You will also provide front-line supervision of, and advice and guidance to, junior staff within the team, so there is an excellent opportunity for the post holder to develop their supervisory skills.
 
Now is an exciting time to join us as we develop our services and look for new and innovative ways of working.
 
We encourage you to contact Mark Clayton (Senior Lawyer Property and Housing) via email mark.clayton@durham.gov.uk to arrange an informal discussion about the role.
 
WHAT WILL I NEED?
We are looking for a highly skilled legal practitioner with experience in housing and property matters, including handling commercial property transactions.  You will be a Graduate or Associate Member of CILEx or have substantial experience relevant to the work associated with the post.
 
You will also need:
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, case law, procedures and good practice.
  • Good organisation and communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm, determination, and the drive to achieve results.
Please use the ‘Person Specification’ section of your application form to demonstrate that you have the essential and where possible, desirable experience, skills, and knowledge. Candidates who do not evidence that they meet the essential qualifications and experience listed on the person specification will not be short-listed.

In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

INTERVIEWS:
It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 4th March 2024.

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants that can show they meet all the essential criteria and have indicated they have a disability, are a looked after young person, care leaver or a veteran.

BENEFITS AND REWARDS:
We can offer you a range of employee benefits including competitive salaries, a generous leave entitlement of up to 32 days, a government pension scheme and various flexible and hybrid working options (benefits are subject to individual terms and conditions).

HYBRID WORKING:
Durham County Council currently operates a hybrid working policy where a model of 2 days in the workplace and 3 days at home/remote will apply. This model is pro-rated for part time roles and arrangements are at managers discretion, alternatively you can work all of your contracted hours within the workplace if you prefer.

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION:
We are a proud equal opportunities employer and recognise the value of difference, having a diverse talented workforce brings new ideas and new perspectives, which will facilitate growth and improvements to services.

As a Disability Confident Leader, we encourage applications from disabled people and can provide support throughout the recruitment process, for more information please refer to the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion page on our website.

Closing date: 25 February 2024

For further information or to apply for the position please select the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.
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Durham County Council
County Durham, North-East, United Kingdom

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County Durham, North-East, United Kingdom
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Legal Officer

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Job ID:

29529

Practice Area(s):

Housing/ASB, Property

Location:

County Durham, North-East 

Role:

Qualified Lawyer
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Employment Type:

Permanent Full-Time

Posted:

06.02.2024

Employer type:

Local Authority
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Job Description:

£33,024 - £36,648 per annum

We are looking for an experienced Legal Officer to join our Property and Housing team at Durham County Council.
 
Our highly skilled and professional Property and Housing team deal with all aspects of legal property and housing work, including commercial, agricultural, residential, landlord and tenant and housing matters. The post holder will be responsible for drafting and negotiating legal documentation and will provide advice to officers, members and outside bodies.
 
We actively promote a positive work / life balance and support wellbeing.  We offer flexible home and office working, a friendly and supportive working environment and a wealth of interesting work.
 
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
You will work with our Senior Lawyer, Lawyers and other members of the Property and Housing team, and with colleagues in the Council’s wider legal team, across all areas of work covered by the team.
 
You will be responsible for your own caseload, providing a professional legal service with support from our dedicated team of Legal Assistants, and assist the Senior Lawyer and Lawyers when the need arises. You will also provide front-line supervision of, and advice and guidance to, junior staff within the team, so there is an excellent opportunity for the post holder to develop their supervisory skills.
 
Now is an exciting time to join us as we develop our services and look for new and innovative ways of working.
 
We encourage you to contact Mark Clayton (Senior Lawyer Property and Housing) via email mark.clayton@durham.gov.uk to arrange an informal discussion about the role.
 
WHAT WILL I NEED?
We are looking for a highly skilled legal practitioner with experience in housing and property matters, including handling commercial property transactions.  You will be a Graduate or Associate Member of CILEx or have substantial experience relevant to the work associated with the post.
 
You will also need:
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, case law, procedures and good practice.
  • Good organisation and communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm, determination, and the drive to achieve results.
Please use the ‘Person Specification’ section of your application form to demonstrate that you have the essential and where possible, desirable experience, skills, and knowledge. Candidates who do not evidence that they meet the essential qualifications and experience listed on the person specification will not be short-listed.

In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

INTERVIEWS:
It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 4th March 2024.

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants that can show they meet all the essential criteria and have indicated they have a disability, are a looked after young person, care leaver or a veteran.

BENEFITS AND REWARDS:
We can offer you a range of employee benefits including competitive salaries, a generous leave entitlement of up to 32 days, a government pension scheme and various flexible and hybrid working options (benefits are subject to individual terms and conditions).

HYBRID WORKING:
Durham County Council currently operates a hybrid working policy where a model of 2 days in the workplace and 3 days at home/remote will apply. This model is pro-rated for part time roles and arrangements are at managers discretion, alternatively you can work all of your contracted hours within the workplace if you prefer.

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION:
We are a proud equal opportunities employer and recognise the value of difference, having a diverse talented workforce brings new ideas and new perspectives, which will facilitate growth and improvements to services.

As a Disability Confident Leader, we encourage applications from disabled people and can provide support throughout the recruitment process, for more information please refer to the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion page on our website.

Closing date: 25 February 2024

For further information or to apply for the position please select the 'Enquire/Apply' button below.