Summary (overview of role):
We are looking for a qualified solicitor to be part of a small legal team within the Regulator of Social Housing. The role involves working with colleagues across the organisation, including the regulator’s board and DLUHC, to help deliver a proactive, professional legal service to the regulator.
The appointed officer will be expected to take responsibility for the timely delivery of client-focussed, high quality legal advice and to manage a full and varied caseload.
Responsibilities (In order to complete the responsibilities of this role, the successful candidate will have):
The successful candidate will be a professional and skilled lawyer with an ability to understand public sector policy drivers and work effectively within the framework of a statutory non-departmental public body. In additional to technical aptitude, the candidate must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to influence effectively and work collaboratively. The role will suit a can-do individual who is self-motivated and able to plan and manage a varied workload effectively, with a proven record of ability to attend to detail, meet deadlines and manage competing demands. Applications from candidates with experience in commercial contracts and procurement would be particularly welcome. This role supports the RSH to achieve its purpose of promoting a viable, efficient and well-governed social housing sector able to deliver homes that meet a range of needs. Further details of the role are set out in the role profile.
Our staff are currently working from home due to COVID restrictions but we are gradually reopening to a hybrid model.
RSH’s core offices are in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and London. Our posts can be successfully carried out from any RSH office unless otherwise specified in the job information. We offer flexible working arrangements and staff can work from home for part of their hours.
Most roles involve some travel within England between our offices, and this role will require some travel between our offices.
In line with Government requirements to reduce the number of Civil Service and NDPB roles based in London, we only advertise roles in London which need to be there for business-critical reasons.
Interview dates will be scheduled between 1-5 November 2021 and may be held via Microsoft Teams due to the move to a hybrid model of working.
Benefits and Salary
We offer a range of excellent benefits; information is available on our website.
The salary for this role is a spot salary within the given range, which will normally be the minimum of the range. Annual salary reviews are determined by the government pay award. In addition, when the probation period is successfully completed, a performance related bonus may be awarded, based on appraisal ratings at the end of the qualifying appraisal year.
Any move to the Regulator from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax-Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.
- This job is broadly open to the following groups:
- UK nationals
- nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UKs
- nationals of the Republic of Ireland
- nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
- certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Things you need to know
For more information on the role, please see the attached Role Profile.
To apply, please complete the online application form on the RSH careers site with details of your employment, education and training history and provide a supporting statement, which will be used in assessing your application. Guidance on the application process is available on the RSH careers site
Blind shortlisting – We carry out blind short listing for all of our vacancies as part of our commitment to Equality and Diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.
We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, as part of disability confident commitment.
As an equal opportunities employer we will ensure candidates who reach the bench mark from ethnic minority candidates will be selected for interview.
You should indicate on your application if you want to be considered under these options.
Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application and interviews held as soon as practical after the closing date.
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