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Principal Legal Officer, Housing Disrepair - Leeds City Council

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PO4 - £37,849 to £40,760

Job description

Contract Type: Permanent Appointment

Hours per Week: 37

Leeds City Council is committed to making sure all staff receive the right training and development to help deliver excellent services to the people of Leeds. Our aim is to develop an empowered, motivated and effective workforce within the Council.

We are inviting applications for three roles within legal services. The successful candidate for each post will be a Solicitor or Barrister or FCILEx. All candidates must demonstrate knowledge and experience in the specified area of law, in addition to excellent interpersonal skills. An ability to hold a personal caseload of complex matters, to prioritise and work to tight deadlines, work flexibly to find pragmatic solutions and a willingness to develop new areas of expertise will be essential.

All roles offer the opportunity for flexible working and generous annual leave entitlement (up to 28 days, excluding bank holidays, rising to 33 days after 5 years' service). Leeds City Council is a member of the West Yorkshire Pension Fund.

We are looking for a candidate who has the knowledge and experience to manage a caseload of complex housing disrepair matters with minimal supervision; who is able to mentor junior colleagues and work collaboratively with Housing Services colleagues in responding to claims against the Council.

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All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer, a Mindful Employer and a Disability Confident Employer.