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Lawyer - Housing & Litigation

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£40.869 - £43.860
Closing date
12 Dec 2021

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Corporate Services, Finance, Legal, Housing, Housing Associations
Contract Type
Full time
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Royal Borough of Greenwich: Lawyer – Housing & Litigation

Are you a housing lawyer, ideally with local government experience and looking for variety and challenge?

The job

Greenwich Legal Services is committed to being a high performing in-house legal service which plays an essential part in the achievement of the Royal Borough’s priorities and objectives for the benefit of our community. 

You will join us at an exciting time as the Royal Borough continues to manage its own housing stock.

We are seeking a Lawyer (Housing) to join our busy team dealing with a varied caseload and providing legal advice, support and representation to the council in relation to Housing and Litigation matters which will include possession proceedings, disrepair claims, injunctions, anti-social behaviour and private sector housing matters including HMOs.   

We are looking to recruit keen, talented and committed individuals to these roles. The successful candidate must be a Qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Chartered Legal Executive or equivalent and able to demonstrate experience of all aspects of the law relating to Housing.

Benefits of working for us:

  • 28 days annual leave, rising to 31 days annual leave after 5 years’ service.
  • A range of flexible working arrangements
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Annual season ticket loan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities to maximise your potential
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Staff Support Networks
  • Greenwich Card which entitles you to discounts at local businesses
  • Payroll giving
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Scheme

If you are interested in joining an accessible in-house Team which is integral to shaping the future of the Royal Borough of Greenwich apply now.

We are also seeking an Assistant Lawyer – Housing & Litigation (REC/21/00728). 

Closing date:  12th December 2021

Provisional interview dates: 16th & 17th December 2021

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Azuka Onuorah on 020 8921 5179. 

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Azuka Onuorah;     020 8921 5179  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact or call 020-8921-8977

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.

Our Staff Values: Our Staff Values are important to us. Candidates will be continuously assessed against our staff values throughout the recruitment process. Where candidates demonstrate views and behaviours that do not meet the standards of our staff values, we reserve the right to reject their application/ registration.


Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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