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Solicitor - Disrepair

Posted: 12 Feb 2020 Closes: 1 Mar 2020
Greater Manchester Competitive
Permanent & Full-time onward-housing/986

Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the North West, with 35,000 properties across the region.We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building 400 new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads, we’re here to make a real difference.In addition to creating positive spaces for our customers we continuously strive to create a positive and progressive workspace to enable our colleagues to achieve their full potential.We are looking for a Solicitor - Disrepair (1 post) to join our Legal team.

The Solicitor - Disrepair will deliver high quality professional in-house legal advice and representation services to the Onward Homes Group which is efficient and effective and adaptable to the requirements of the organisation. Acting as a Business Partner within the following area of law and practice: Disrepair and General Housing Management. Responsibilities include handling a case load of routine, complex and potentially sensitive legal cases made up of contentious and non-contentious matters including advice on repairs obligations and other landlord & tenant related matters. To operate according to the Legal Service standards and systems including time recording and file keeping. Provide specialist advice to the organisation and to maintain a personal working knowledge of all relevant law and practice which affects the organisation.

In addition, providing legal representation for the organisation and act as a professional legal advocate in courts and tribunals. To participate in any rota to provide an out of hours legal advocacy service. Under the direction of the Senior Solicitor (Housing Management), to develop a lead role for the following areas of law and practice which aligns with the organisations activities disrepair, tenancy enforcement, injunction and general housing management advice.

The successful candidate will have experience of supplying expert legal advice and representation within the social housing sector, a track record of delivering high performing and customer-focused legal advice and representation services, experience of working effectively as a legal advisor within a multi-disciplinary environment and collaborating with other professionals. Essential qualifications are admitted Solicitor or Legal Executive and Current Practising Certificate.

All posts are recruited to the recruitment salary and movement to the confirmed salary is based on successful completion of a 6 month probation.  As well as a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement, we offer a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme and personal development.

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