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Section Head Civil Litigation and Housing - Leeds City Council

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Section Head Civil Litigation and Housing

Leeds City Council - Resources and Housing



CLOSES Wednesday 26 February 2020 11:59 PM

Our ambition is to be the best council and the best city in the UK.

Leeds is recognised as the leading legal centre in the UK outside London and the City Council is the second largest metropolitan local authority in the UK.

In Legal Services, we're proud to reflect the diversity of Leeds and to be a welcoming and inclusive team with a positive, healthy workplace culture where everyone can be themselves.

We need a "can do" senior leader, who is a solicitor, barrister or FCILEX who can provide expert legal advice and can lead the Civil Litigation and Housing section in delivering top quality advice on civil litigation, housing management, housing disrepair and general local government matters.

It is just as important that you share our ambition to be the best local authority in-house legal service, and that working collaboratively and valuing everyone in the team comes naturally to you. You'll also need to love "adding value" to our Service by knowing how the Council works, giving a personal commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, living our Values and helping the Council achieve its goals, adding to the Legal life of Leeds, getting the most from our tech systems and encouraging the team to generate external income where possible.

The role offers attractive benefits including: access to West Yorkshire Pension Scheme; generous annual leave entitlement; training and development; supportive staff networks; and flexible working, including working from home.

For an informal discussion, please contact Nicole Walker on 0113 378 89025 or Mark Turnbull on 0113 378 9151.

The closing date for applications is 26 February 2020. Interviews will take place on 10 March 2020.

To apply for this position, please visit the Leeds City Council jobs site:

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.

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

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