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Property Lawyer

Southern Housing Group
Farringdon, London with some home-working
Up to £50,000 depending on experience
Closing date
8 Jun 2022

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Corporate Services, Legal
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Are you a qualified Solicitor with private practice or in-house experience? Or perhaps you are a Licensed Conveyancer or a Legal Executive who's looking for a new opportunity within a successful, innovative housing association?

We’re one of the largest G15 Housing Associations, providing services to over 71,000 customers across more than 30,000 mixed-tenure properties in in the South of England. We’re a successful, forward-thinking organisation ranked within the top 50 Best Companies to work for in London, as well as the top 100 best not-for-profit organisations!

We’re looking for a talented Property Lawyer to join our team based in Farringdon, the buzzing yet cultural area of London which is centrally located and easy to access via various means of transport. We offer the flexibility for agile working to allow you to work from home when necessary, so we’ll provide you with mobile working equipment.

The role in detail:

Playing a pivotal role within the Legal Services team, the Property Lawyer will support the Head of Legal Services in managing and monitoring legal service performance and business partnering with internal teams/colleagues to provide technical legal advice. The main duties of the role will be:

  • Dealing with conveyancing transactions (residential and commercial) from instruction to completion
  • Managing new build plot sales for Shared Ownership and private sale properties
  • Drafting leases, deeds, transfers, contracts and Land Registry forms
  • Contract negotiation, case management and assisting with preparing/implementing relevant policies and procedures
  • Supervision and management of team members.

The role is permanent, working 35 hours per week Monday to Friday.

What we need from you:

  • Qualified Solicitor with private practice and/or in-house experience, or qualified Licenced Conveyancer/Legal Executive
  • Experience in dealing with property disposals and acquisitions
  • Demonstrable knowledge of land law, conveyancing protocols and Council of Mortgage Lender requirements
  • Knowledge of the Homes England Capital Funding Guide
  • Good at multi-tasking and working to tight deadlines
  • Good at problem solving, highly organised and analytically minded
  • A strong communicator who is confident working with various internal and external stakeholders

Please include a cover letter with your application and CV so you can provide additional information on why you are the best candidate for this role, matching your skills and experience to the criteria as set out in the job role profile and person specification.

What we’ll offer you:

  • A competitive salary of up to £50,000, depending on experience
  • 23 days holidays plus public holidays. We also close between Christmas and New Year, so you get another 3 days!
  • The ability to carry over annual leave and buy extra leave
  • A great pension scheme
  • Access to various discount cards, cash claim-back on medical treatments
  • Discounted rates on a cycle scheme, personal medical plans, life assurance, give as you earn, critical illness and travel insurance
  • As an employer, we offer flexible working options to our colleagues as we recognise the importance of a good work/life balance



Who we are and what we do

Southern Housing Group is one of the largest housing associations in the UK and has a well-established reputation as a successful business with social objectives. The Group provides a a range of homes for people in housing need, including social rent, affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sales.

We exist to provide homes for more than 72,000 customers in over 28,500 homes, making lives better and investing in communities. With around 1,000 employees, we’re an organisation that’s growing.

We are a member of the G15, which represents London's largest housing associations. The G15 houses one in ten Londoners and builds a quarter of London's new homes.

Southern Housing Group won the “Housing Association of the Year” award at the WhatHouse? Awards 2018. The Group also won the award for “2018 Best Large Development” at the National Housing Awards for our development at Bow River Village in London.

Why work for us

What we do – We're a charitable business with social objectives, and customer service is at the heart of our business. We're proud of our reputation as a financially strong, stable, and independent housing provider. Every penny we make is reinvested in new homes, improving our services, and helping transform people’s lives.

What we offer – We offer career progression, competitive salaries, and excellent benefits. We support and train our staff to excel as they develop their careers.

Diversity & Inclusion – Southern Housing Group is an equal opportunities employer and seeks to employ a workforce which reflects the diverse community at large. Please note that in order to be considered for these opportunities you must have the right to work in the UK. Our roles may require travel between our various offices.

Values – We are a value led organisation, and our principles resonate throughout the heartbeat of the company. Our values are Working Together, Getting Things Done and Doing the Right Thing.

Rewards and benefits

Pay and rewards We've recently reviewed our salary structure, both internally and in comparison to the external market and the rest of the housing sector, to help us ensure our salary structure is competitive and helps us attract the best candidates.

Benefits – We want to help you achieve a happy work-life balance. This is what we offer:

  • Great holidays – Up to 26 days, plus public holidays
  • The chance to buy extra leave and discount cards
  • £250 in vouchers via our employee referral scheme
  • Three times basic salary life cover
  • A benefits programme offered by a BUPA Employee Assistance Plan
  • A generous pension scheme. We will pay a maximum of 9% if an employee contributes 6% or more in to your chosen pension plan

Flexible working – We offer the following choices under our flexibility policy:

  • Annualised hours
  • Term time only working
  • Compressed hours
  • Career breaks
  • Flexitime and opportunities to work from home

Staff awards – Every year, we organise a long service award ceremony celebrating colleagues who’ve been with us for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years.

We also regularly recognise and reward colleagues who provide excellent service to our customers and internally.

Cycle2Work – The Cycle2Work scheme allows you to purchase a bicycle and equipment (up to the value of £1,000) tax and VAT free.

Travel season ticket loan – You can apply for a travel season ticket loan where we buy your season ticket up front and you pay us back, interest free.

Discounted gym membership – Employee discounts are available at various gyms close to our offices.

Find Us
020 7553 6479
Fleet House
59 - 61 Clerkenwell Road
London & Regional Offices
London & Regional Offices
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