Team Leader (Housing Disrepair Team)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£41,846 - £44,697
21 Nov 2018
10 Dec 2018
Practice area
Other, Public law, Social care
Full time
Contract type

Team Leader (Housing Disrepair Team)
Salary details:
PO6: £41,846 - £44,697
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 a candidate who has knowledge and experience of complex housing disrepair matters, who is able to lead and manage a team of lawyers and legal officers to work collaboratively with colleagues in our Housing Service to develop and deliver effective and efficient claims management.

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

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:

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.