Leeds City Council

Principal Legal Officer (Housing Disrepair Team)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£37,107 - £39,961
21 Nov 2018
18 Dec 2018
Practice area
Other, Social care
Full time
Contract type

Principal Legal Officer (Housing Disrepair Team)
Salary details:
PO4 - £37,107 to £39,961
Employer: Leeds City Council
Team: Legal & Democratic Services
Contract Type: Permanent Appointment
Hours per Week: 37
Closing date: 10 December 2018
Interview Date: 18th December 2018

We are looking for 2 candidates who have knowledge and experience of complex housing disrepair matters, who are able to mentor junior officers and work collaboratively with Housing Services colleagues in responding to claims against the Council.

The successful candidates will be a Solicitor or Barrister, FCILEx or will hold an equivalent legal qualification. All candidates must demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience in the field of housing disrepair litigation, in addition to excellent interpersonal skills. An ability to hold a personal caseload of complex matters, to prioritise and work to tight deadlines, work flexibly to find pragmatic solutions and a willingness to develop new areas of expertise will be essential.

All roles offer the opportunity for flexible working and generous annual leave entitlement (up to 28 days, excluding bank holidays, rising to 33 days after 5 years’ service). Leeds City Council is a member of the West Yorkshire Pension Fund.

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit the Leeds City Council jobs site at https://jobs.leeds.gov.uk/legal-services-resources-housing-principal-legal-officer-housing-disrepair-team/30135.job

Our ambition is to be the best council and the best city in the UK. Leeds City Council is committed to making sure all staff receive the right training and development to help deliver excellent services to the people of Leeds. Our aim is to develop an empowered, motivated and effective workforce within the Council.

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.