Lawyer - Housing and Litigation

Posted on 3 November 2020
  • Directorate BHCC: Strategy Governance & Law
  • Salary £32,910 - £43,857
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed



Job Summary

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    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

Brighton & Hove Council’s Housing & Litigation Team

We are looking for confident and highly motivated lawyer to join our Housing and Litigation Team. You will be joining a Lexcel accredited, dynamic and supportive legal team which is committed to career development. We welcome applicants from lawyers who want to work remotely or flexibly.

About the role

You will manage a varied case load as well as having the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and work on new and developing areas of law. The role is a new role that has been created in the Team and will involve a mix of civil litigation and housing law.

Experience of civil litigation is required and knowledge of housing law is desirable. Excellent client care, communication skills, a positive attitude and a willingness to develop in the role are essential. Experience of working for a public body is useful but not essential.

Please contact Natasha Watson, Head of Principal Lawyer Safeguarding and Litigation, on 01273 291550 (or mobile) or or Simon Court , Senior Solicitor Housing and Litigation on 01273 291549 / 07795335594, if you would like to discuss the role.

Interview date: w/c 30th Nov

Closing date for receiving completed application forms is 24th November, with interviews for the lawyer roles likely to be held w/c 30th Nov.  All interviews will be conducted via Skype.

We highly recommend you read the ‘Statement Guidance’ below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the essential criteria within the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Company information

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.


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