Legal Assistant (Financial Litigation Team)
Salary range: £27,801 - £29,517 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Join an exciting Legal Service
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here. The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
A Legal Assistant in our Financial Litigation Team will, with supervision, be handling their own case load of primarily debt recovery matters, covering a wide range of areas but especially Commercial Rent Arrears, Adult Social Care, Housing Benefit, Major Works / Service Charges and Council tax overpayments as well as Sundry debts, so experience in a few of these area will be key. You will be in charge of your matters from beginning to end including enforcement. You will also have the opportunity to attend Court for your, or your colleagues' matters. This job requires a high level of technical ability and attention to detail.
As well as having a LPC, BVC, or being a Graduate Member of CILEX you will also already have had at least 1 year doing debt recovery work and have handled your own case load, being responsible for opening negotiations, issuing claims, attending interim hearings, taking and enforcing judgments. You will be heard working, principled and efficient.
Closing Date: 21 August 2017 (23:59)
Assessment & Interview Date: To be confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with a disability as they are under represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Standard’ DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.