Leeds City Council

Legal Assistant (Housing Disrepair Team)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£21,074 - £23,111
21 Nov 2018
10 Dec 2018
Practice area
Other, Public law, Social care
Legal assistant
Full time
Contract type

Legal Assistant (Housing Disrepair Team)
Salary details:
C1 - £21,074 to £23,111
Employer: Leeds City Council
Team: Legal & Democratic Services
Contract Type: Permanent Appointment
Hours per Week: 37
Closing date: 10 December 2018
Interview Date: 19th December 2018

We are looking for 2 candidates to carry out legal and administrative work in relation to claims managed within the Housing Disrepair Team.

The work is varied, interesting and challenging. It is essential that the successful candidates have good interpersonal skills, are able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, are able to prioritise their own workload, work flexibly and find pragmatic solutions to problems. An ability to work to tight court deadlines, will also be essential.

The successful candidates will have 2 A levels (A-C); a Paralegal qualification (e.g. Affiliate member of CILEX -includes completion of 5 CILEX level 3 units) or equivalent qualification; or 4 GCSEs (Grade A-C) or equivalent including Maths and English; or appropriate alternative qualifications - for example level 3 NVQ in Administration and have experience of working in a legal environment for 12 months in the past 5 years.

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 and information and to apply for this post, please visit the Leeds City Council jobs site: https://jobs.leeds.gov.uk/legal-services-resources-housing-legal-assistant-housing-disrepair-team/30133.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.