Property Lawyer / Paralegal
Reference: 3367 - 4085
Location: Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth
Job type: Fixed-term
Salary: Band 10 £35,744 - £39,880 per annum / Band 8 £29,557 - £32,233 per annum
Closing date:27/09/2020 12:00 am
Both posts are offered as Fixed Term appointments for an initial period of 2 years. Depending on the progress of the candidate and the programme, the post may be extended for a further period.
Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your new role
Portsmouth City Council has committed to spending £20 million each year for the period 2020-21 to 2024-25 on repurchasing council housing. As such, a unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced conveyancer to be an integral part of the success of this programme.
You will be able to provide quality advice and support to the Housing Service and other departments where appropriate. You will also have your own case load consisting of housing repurchase matters, as directed by the client department. You will be responsible for progressing the conveyancing from initial instructions through the post completion matters and addressing any title issues that arise.
What you’ll need to succeed
You will be a qualified solicitor, legal executive, licensed conveyancer or experienced paralegal. You will also be able to evidence your experiences and successes in residential purchases and disposals, title enquiries and registrations and housing law.
You will be committed to delivering exceptional legal services of a high professional standard.
What you’ll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.
As well as highly competitive pay and 26 days annual leave (excluding public holidays) you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours and a fantastic pension to a fully-fledged rewards portal giving you access to discounts at high street retailers, restaurants and cinemas.
Attendance at the Civic Offices in Portsmouth is likely to be required one or two days a week
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