Legal Services Officer - Litigation

Location
Worcester
Salary
£27820 to £59280 per year
Posted
17 May 2019
Closes
29 May 2019
Ref
45726
Seniority
Officer
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

 

Legal Services Officer - Litigation

 

Worcester

 

£27,819 per annum (rising to £29,283 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

 

35 hours per week

 

 

Why work for us?

One of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and commercial services, Sanctuary Group employs more than 13,000 people and manages over 100,000 units of accommodation throughout England and Scotland, including general rented, retirement living, supported housing, student and key worker accommodation and care homes. Sanctuary also provides a range of other services including maintenance, care and telecare, all of which are delivered by our dedicated employees who are completely committed to customer service. 

 

The Legal Services Officer will join the new Litigation team within the wider Legal Services function. The team is responsible for responding to all queries relating to housing and tenant law and corresponding litigation with a focus on disrepair claims. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, motivated and accountable individual to join a newly formed team and contribute to its development.

 

The role of Legal Services Officer – Litigation will include:

  • Handling litigation to include a mix of possession, injunction and disrepair work
  • Handling administrative processes to support litigation
  • Issuing instructions to, and liaising with, the Group’s external solicitors
  • Identifying areas of process improvement
  • Providing support across the business with first line legal queries

 

Skills and experiences:

  • Proven experience in litigation, particularly disrepair work
  • Previous experience in a similar role working on housing matters
  • Ability to communicate legal principles clearly and precisely
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise work loads
  • Previous advocacy experience would be advantageous but not a necessity 
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Experience of a case management system is desirable

 

Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme, with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • 25 days leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Health & well-being plans
  • Discounted products & services
  • Personal advice and counselling
  • Family-friendly arrangements
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities

 

Please include a covering letter in support of your CV and application detailing how your skills and experience meet the key criteria of the role.

 

To view the job profile please click here

 

Closing Date: 28 May 2019

 

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

 

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