In House Lawyer/Team Manager
In House Lawyer/conveyancer - Team Manager - transactions
Up to £60,000 per annum
35 Hours per week
About A2Dominion Group
We are a residential property group with a social purpose. Our vision is to improve people's lives through high quality homes and services. Whilst we take a commercial approach to housebuilding, we reinvest all of our profits into building more new homes and supporting the communities where we work, so by working with us, you are making a difference.
We provide affordable, private and social rented homes, student, NHS and temporary accommodation, as well as supported housing and homes for older people. We also offer high-quality sustainable homes for sale and shared ownership, available through our FABRICA by A2Dominion brand. Whilst we take a commercial approach to housebuilding, all of the surpluses the Group generates are reinvested into supporting our social purpose, helping to deliver more homes and services for customers.
This is an exciting time to join A2Dominion and be part of the Group's £20m change programme, Fit for the Future, which is transforming the way we work and significantly improving the services we deliver to our customers.
The Legal Services (Operations) Team is a high achieving in house legal team providing the Group's operational departments with housing management and litigation services. As an entrepreneurial department and team, we are constantly looking at how we can add value and improve the services provided to A2Dominion - and so the next stage of team's development is to bring in house transactional property work to the team.
The In House Lawyer/Conveyancer - Team Manager - transactions will have both supervisory and delivery responsibilities and be expected to manage both a caseload of transactional and general property matters for the internal client group, all the while ensuring compliance with SRA and Money Laundering requirements. As this is a new role once volumes have been gauged, you will recruit a team (if necessary) to assist you in delivering the general property and transactional services. The team could consist of a conveyancer, a conveyancing administrator, plus a trainee on rotation and on occasion paralegals (the Team already have paralegals and trainees). You will need to deliver the departmental vision and ensure that the team is adhering to its service level agreement. In terms, of delivery, you will have sound judgement and deliver excellent legal advice and transactional work in matters such as staircasing, lease extensions, collective enfranchisement, right to manage, approvals and consents and resales to name a few, and be comfortable in advising the Group in respect of policy and procedure where required. There may also be some commercial property work.
You will be a qualified lawyer/conveyancer with a right to practice in England and Wales, have experience of conveyancing (preferably from a landlord/developer's perspective) and be financially literate. This role has supervisory responsibility (as standard for our solicitors in terms of work allocated to junior staff) as well as line management responsibilities, so we are looking for a solicitor with previous line management experience.
If you are a team player, with excellent people management skills keen to join a forward thinking organisation with a commercial vision and social purpose we'd love to hear from you.
Rewards and Benefits
As an employee of A2Dominion, we want you to feel fairly rewarded and have a choice of flexible benefits, salary exchange benefits, and rewards and discounts that work for you, wherever you are in your life. You are also provided with discounted childcare vouchers and cycling equipment throughout the year, and you pay for them by monthly salary deductions. On top of all this you will also receive 25 days annual leave.
Closing Date: Friday 23rd August 2019
The Group is committed to equality of opportunity. We guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.