Solicitor/Legal Executive – Housing

Reading, Berkshire
£35,934 – £47,540 per annum
22 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Practice area
Landlord and tenant
Full time
Contract type

Solicitor/Legal Executive – Housing

£35,934 – £47,540 per annum, plus a Market Supplement up to £5,000 (depending on the grade appointed). Practicing Certificate paid

Fixed term, 14 months maternity cover

Ref: RES0036

About us

Shape your future with Reading Borough Council. Professionally speaking, we have great training and development opportunities to help you grow your skills and your career. You can also look forward to an open plan, modern working environment, as well as an ambitious team of colleagues who work together to make a positive difference for our communities. Personally too, you’ll find a great future in Reading. Here’s the smart living choice that combines many of the benefits of the big city experience with an outstanding quality of life.

About the role

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Handling a caseload of various housing law and homelessness matters.
  • Providing advice regarding anti-social behaviours orders.
  • Dealing with injunctions and possession proceedings for housing and non-housing matters.
  • Undertaking advocacy where required.

About you

Reading Borough Council are looking to appoint a Housing Litigation Lawyer who has relevant experience working within local government to deal with Housing Law matters in Legal Services.

Our offer

We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.

A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years service, with the option to buy additional leave.
  • A wide range of flexible working opportunities.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees.
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years. The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax.
  • Relocation scheme offering up to £8,000 towards the cost of relocating permanently to Reading (only for approved posts).

Visit for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2757 quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.

Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities. Please be aware that for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email with details.

Closing date: 9 September 2019.

Interviews: w/c 23 September 2019.

A Standard level DBS disclosure will be sought from the successful applicant.

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