Job ID:
3853
All Locations
Town Hall Extension, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA
All Job Types
Legal
Advertising Salary
Grade 10 £49,498 - £51,515 (Bar at £50,512) per annum pro rota
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Corporate Services
Advert Closing Date
25 Jun 2024
Working Patterns offered:
Compressed Hours, Flexible Working, Full-time, Part-time

About The Role

Working Hours: 35 hours per week 

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time    

Closing Date: 25 June 2024


This role is subject to -  
  • Qualification - Qualified solicitor, barrister, Chartered Lawyer or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives holding a current practising certificate.

The successful candidate will work as part of the Housing Legal Team.

The Housing Team has conduct of a varied caseload arising from the management of the Council's housing stock, anti social behaviour in the community and legal challenges to homelessness decisions. The caseload includes:
  • Injunction Applications (including urgent without notice Applications)
  • Possession Claims
  • Closure Order Applications
  • Applications for Committal, including on arrest
  • Statutory Appeals and judicial review arising from homelessness decisions.
  • Advice relating to succession, assignment and mutual exchange.

About the Candidate

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working lawyer wishing to use their legal expertise and advocacy experience to work in our busy Housing and Neighbourhood Nuisance Legal team.

You will need to have the ability to conduct proceedings and act as an advocate in the County Court and Magistrates' court dealing with most aspects of social housing law, including ASB injunction Applications, Claims for Possession, Estate management issues, Applications for Closure Orders and Homelessness.

The successful candidate will also be required to provide high level, high quality, legal advice, deliver training and act as a legal adviser to Council departments and other providers of social housing”.

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to be on standby out of hours duty- Monday to Friday for phone calls and Saturday to cover arrests, on a rota basis (usually every six weeks but flexibility is required)

About Us

We’re the local government authority for Manchester, and have teams across the city helping to make this a great place to live for everyone. We’re proud to do local government differently, in a city with an international reputation for diversity, creativity, culture and passion. 

When you join us, you’re joining a team of over 7,000 council staff helping to make our ambition for Manchester a reality. Whatever your role, you’ll be supporting our residents and communities to be the best they can be, and helping to build a Manchester that's fairer for everyone who lives, works, volunteers, studies or plays here. 

To make our ambition a reality, every person we recruit needs to play their its part. It takes a certain type of behaviour, attitude and way of working to get Manchester where it wants to be. Our people and partners have agreed five ‘behaviours’ – the grounding for how we must work together and treat one another:

  • We take time to listen and understand
  • We work together and trust each other
  • We show that we value our differences and treat each other fairly
  • We ‘own it’ and we’re not afraid to try new things
  • We’re proud and passionate about Manchester

A career with us means you can be yourself, thrive, and build the career your talent and ambition deserve.

Creating an inclusive team at Manchester City Council 

At Manchester City Council, we strive to create a fair and inclusive workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve.  We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly encourage applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.   

If you want to find out more about the role, our ways of working, flexible arrangements or any workplace adjustments, please let us know by emailing [email protected]. If you are invited to interview, we will ask you if you require any adjustments for you to best demonstrate your suitability for the role in the interview process.   
 

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

Accessibility 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we provide support for employees with physical or mental-health conditions, a disability or neurodiversity. Our workplaces are accessible by design, and we make workplace adjustments including providing aids, adaptations and equipment. These, combined with our flexible working policies such as disability-related leave, enable our employees to perform their role, thrive and be their authentic selves in work. 

We’ve also included some useful tips on how to submit the best application.

When you join us 

We want everyone to be able to be themselves at work and give their best. If you need additional support to undertake the duties of the role, we’ll make every effort to source any necessary aids, adaptations or equipment. If, however, any task proves to be unachievable, we will look at redesigning parts of the role. 

Other relevant information 

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