High Wycombe, Bucks
Salary c£60,000 plus excellent benefits package
Permanent, Full Time
37 hours per week, Monday - Friday
This is a very exciting time to be joining Paradigm Housing Group. With 14,500 properties, a turnover of £115m and a substantial development and sales programme, we are making the most of our many opportunities in a challenging but rewarding environment. We have a clear and ambitious view of where we are as an organisation and where we need to get to; providing more homes for people who need them by running an efficient and successful business.
We are currently seeking a Principal Solicitor to lead the in-house provision of legal services to the business. In this key role you will deliver a high quality and efficient service by effectively leading, managing and motivating the Legal Services team.
Proactive in your approach you will ensure a high quality legal service to the group, this will include strong relationships with Executive Directors, Directors, Head of Service and other relevant staff, including the Board and its committees.
Other duties will include, driving value for money in the delivery of legal services, to ensure that the provision of services remains fit for purpose. You will also support the General Counsel and Company Secretary and other relevant colleagues, to make sure Paradigm has appropriate systems and processes in place to manage litigation with risk.
A strong track record in contentious property matters/ property litigation with experience of significant property litigation including residential landlord and tenant, housing management and or service charges is essential. A professional qualification (Solicitor, Barrister, Legal Executive) with substantial post qualification experience is required. Further to this the ability to lead and manage a team, with excellent communication skills, that generates confidence and respect with a wide variety of audiences is also needed.
This is a great opportunity to join us at a time when you can have a real and personal impact on the future success of our business.
At Paradigm, we work hard, strive for excellence, in return we offer a great place to work an attractive range of benefits such as Health Cash Plan, Bonus potential, competitive Pension options and 25 days Holiday on starting in addition to 3 days closure at Christmas as well as supporting flexible ways of working. We welcome applications from all sections of the communities we work in.
Shortlisting will be conducted in line with the essential and desirable criteria set out in the person specification.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the published date if we identify a suitable candidate.
Closing date: 29th September, 2019
Interview date: To be confirmed
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