Apprentice Solicitor

Brent Council
Brent, London Borough
£19,145 p.a. inc.
29 Mar 2018
17 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Salary range: £19,145 p.a. inc.

Contract: Fixed term (6 years)

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time

An excellent opportunity...

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.

The Post

This is a fantastic opportunity to start a career in Law. Our program supports trainees to become fully qualified Solicitor, balancing studying for the Legal qualification alongside making an important contribution to the Legal Service. You will gain valuable skills and experience in a fast paced working environment; learning Legal processes, supporting vital front line services; and gaining a grounding in all aspects of property law.

You will join a supportive Legal department, based in our cutting edge modern offices next to Wembley stadium and will be working within the Property, Planning and Regeneration team and you will assist the property fee earners with their property transactions.

Be involved in the sharp end of conveyancing transactions, including all initial set up, case management and post-completion matters be responsible for the important task of ensuring the case file is fully up-to-date and all key information is entered into the case management system so that the client department is fully aware of the current stage of the transaction. You will also work on conveyancing files from exchange of contracts onwards - preparing transfer deeds, requesting mortgage advances, notifying clients and agents on exchange of contracts and completion of conveyancing matters.

The Person

5 GCSE A-C including English Language and Maths and 3 A Levels grade C or above. Proof of qualification will be required.

You will need to demonstrate you are numerate and possess excellent inter-personal skills. You will be organised and self-motivated, and able to work in a busy diverse environment.
Have the ability to work as part of a team and use your own initiative.

Excellent communication and organisational skills with accuracy and attention to detail.

How to apply

Please use the application form, CV's and covering letters will not be considered as part of the application …. But remember you are competing for this position, so your pitch (personal statement) is how we can tell if you stand out from the crowd! You will need describe why you are the right person for this opportunity.

For further information please contact Marsha Henry or Salena Ahamed by email or

Closing Date: Sunday 15 April 2018 (23:59)

Assessment & Interview Date: w/c 30 April 2018

Additional Information

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 disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants 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.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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