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Legal Officer – Housing & Litigation

Employer
City of York Council
Location
York, North Yorkshire
Salary
£24,943 – £27,067 per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2021

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Sector
Corporate Services, Legal
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Contract
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Job Details

We are seeking a highly motivated legal officer with a background primarily in housing law to join our litigation team.

This post is fixed term to 31 March 2022.

This is an ideal opportunity for a qualified chartered legal executive, a graduate member of the Institute of Legal Executives, an individual with a law degree or someone with experience in housing law.

You will be responsible for dealing with rent arrears possession applications on behalf of the Council. This will include preparing court applications, drafting witness statements, taking instructions from the client and also appearing before County Court judges to present such claims. You will also assist in other matters, such as disrepair claims and debt recovery.

The role also involves general assistance to Lawyers and Solicitors within the team in the running of cases before the court.

Due to the continuing COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a requirement for the post holder to work from home, and therefore you must have an aptitude for remote learning via virtual training and using standard operating procedures.

The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

City of York Council employees must seek permission of their current line manager before applying for a secondment opportunity.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Maria.short@york.gov.uk or on 01904 554341.

Closing date: Sunday 15 August 2021 at 12 midnight

Job Description

Company

The City of York has a rich history stretching back nearly 2000 years; George VI once said that: 'The history of York is the history of England'. York has a wealth of heritage and history. York attracts over four million visitors a year and popular destinations include York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre. Tourism is an important industry in York and the city also has a thriving bioscience, technology and research sector, centred on the City's Science Park. Other major employers include Nestle, City of York Council and York Hospitals NHS Trust. York has excellent transport links, being on the East Coast Mainline and close to the A1M. From York seaside resorts such as Scarborough, Whitby and Filey or the North York Moors National Park are a short journey by road or rail.

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Location
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North Yorkshire
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