Principal Legal Officer (Housing Disrepair)

Location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary
£39,177
Posted
20 Mar 2019
Closes
30 Apr 2019
Practice area
Landlord and tenant
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

PO4 Principal Legal Officer (Housing Disrepair) – to £39,177

Closing Date: 30th April 2019

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

The successful candidate 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.

The role offers 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.

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.

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