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Legal Support Officer – Housing & Litigation

City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
£20,422 - £21,552 per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2021

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This role will provide support to the Legal Services Housing and Litigation team and is ideal for someone looking to start their career in Legal or for someone with strong administrative experience of using a variety of databases. This post is fixed term to 31 March 2022.

You will be working on tasks such as:

  • Anti-social behaviour and nuisance cases
  • Possession claims in compliance with the Housing Act 1985
  • Queries for rent arrears
  • Defence forms
  • Notice of issue applications
  • Issue and re-issue warrant applications
  • Process stay and adjourned hearings
  • Evictions and withdrawn evictions and possession hearings
  • Introductory Tenancy and Part 55 applications
  • Deceased tenants
  • Permission Applications for warrants

The Legal Services Team work is in a fast paced environment, often working to tight deadlines and therefore you will need to demonstrate a willingness to work flexibly.

One key aspect of the role is proof reading documentation. The successful candidate must be able to show a high aptitude in their ability to proof read.

Ideally you should hold a qualification equal to ECDL, or have proven evidence to demonstrate good IT skills. Experience in using Microsoft Word, bespoke systems and a variety of databases is essential.

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 or on 01904 554341.

Closing date: Sunday 15 August 2021 at 12 midnight

Job Description


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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01904 551550
City of York Council
Library Square
North Yorkshire
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