Legal Officer (Property)

Church in Wales
Cardiff, Cardiff (Caerdydd)
Paralegal – D (£28,694 – £32,465); or Qualified Solicitor/Barrister/CILEX – E (£33,795 – £38,236)
Closing date
19 Oct 2020

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Legal Officer (Property)

The grade of the post will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate:

Paralegal – D (£28,694 – £32,465);
or Qualified Solicitor/Barrister/CILEX – E (£33,795 – £38,236)

Cardiff – Callaghan Square. The role requires some travel in Wales and beyond, and occasional overnight stays. There will be some flexible working between home and office (especially during COVID-19 restrictions).

Permanent – Full time (34.75 hours per week).

The nature of this role requires some flexibility in terms of working hours and location. Applications from candidates interested in alternative work patterns will be considered; however, business needs may place limitations on the arrangements offered.

Closing Date: 19 October 2020 at 10:00am.

Applicants who are successful at the shortlisting stage will be invited to attend an interview and assessment based on the requirements of the role.

The selection process will be adjusted in line with the advice relating to COVID-19 at the time. It is likely that the selection process will take place, at least partly, through video technology.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a satisfactory DBS check.
Contact: / 029 2034 8240.

We have an exciting opportunity for a paralegal or lawyer to work as part of our Property department and with the General Counsel’s (Legal Services) department.

The national office of the Church in Wales is the base for a wide range of central activities. These activities include the operations of a large charity (the Representative Body) and colleagues who support the Church’s mission and ministry. The organisation holds title to most church property on behalf of the wider church, including the six Dioceses and several hundred parishes that make up the Church in Wales.

The current portfolio includes nearly 1200 churches, 700 residential properties and a multi-million pound commercial/industrial/glebe investment portfolio. The organisation is also responsible for the management and disposal of closed churches.

We currently employ two in-house lawyers – the General Counsel (Head of Legal Services) and a Solicitor. Both lawyers work as part of the General Counsel’s department and work with the Property department on day-to-day transactional work in addition to their primary governance, constitutional and trust caseloads.

The Legal Officer (Property) will work with colleagues in the Property and General Counsel’s departments to manage and co-ordinate the delivery of legal services relating to the church’s property portfolio.

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