Legal Support Officer
We're looking for an exceptional Legal Support Officer to join our Legal Services team based in West Malling on a 9 month fixed term contract.
About the role
As a Legal Support Officer you'll form an integral part of the Legal team by providing general support on legal cases. More specifically you'll support Lawyers and Paralegals within the Property Legal team in providing legal advice and representation on transactional work. As well as undertaking routine legal work you'll also coordinate admin support for the legal team alongside the Business Support team which will include raising invoices, budget monitoring and running reports. You will also act as a system administrator for the legal case management system by setting up and closing cases, inputting data and running reports. This is a busy, varied role where you'll be expected to provide general assistance where required.
We are looking for a highly organised candidate with experience working within a legal services department or firm with knowledge of routine legal processes. Ideally you'll be a legal secretary/ paralegal or be a sound administrator with a legal qualification. You will be flexible in your approach, have an excellent attention to detail along with strong IT / MS Office skills. Experience of working within a housing environment would be preferred although not essential.
Clarion Housing Group comprises the country's largest housing association; a property development company, a charitable foundation and a repairs and maintenance service.
The Group's housing association, Clarion Housing, is committed to providing good customer service to all its residents and to maintaining its homes to a good standard - investing significantly in improving them each year.
Its development target is to build 50,000 new homes over 10 years and the Group will invest £13 billion on meeting and delivering on this target. Two thirds of the programme will be affordable and developed by Clarion Housing, while homes for private sale are delivered and marketed through development company Latimer by Clarion Housing Group. The proceeds from sales are invested in our social purpose.
The charitable foundation, Clarion Futures, will invest £150 million over ten years to deliver one of the largest social investment programmes in the country. Priorities are work and training; money management and young people.
Building homes. Developing futures.
We attract and connect experience and people across every aspect of housing. We plan and build. We attract people, support people and invest in creating the platforms for thriving communities.
We've been doing it for more than a century. We're a powerful force.
Clarion Housing Group is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce
If this sounds like an opportunity you'd be interested in, we look forward to hearing from you.
In return we offer you a competitive salary and generous benefits package in a supportive environment, with plenty of scope for your career advancement and salary progression.
For further details on this vacancy, and to apply, please download the candidate brief and click the 'Apply' button below. When applying please use Google Chrome.
Closing Date: Midday on Thursday 22nd March