Legal Officer – Housing

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Legal Officer – Housing
Contract / Temporary

Bury 0008 A967 / 1

Posted: 18th March 2024 14:42
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £25.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • Bury,

    BL9 0SW

What's involved with this role:

Interim Legal Officer – Housing 

Job Ref: Bury 0008 A967 / 1

Pay Rate: Up to £25.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

City: Bury

Basic DBS disclosure required for this

Hybrid working as may be required to be in the office from time to time

The Legal Team provides strategic legal and commercial services and advice across the organisation to enable the Council’s legal activity to be delivered in sustainable and cost-effective ways. The team operate in accordance with statutory requirements across all aspects of local government.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the Council’s corporate strategic priorities and assist in ensuring that Legal Services supports those priorities.
  • Work with the other team members in improving services and making the most of resources.
  • Work as part of a team to help deliver the best outcomes.
  • Actively contribute to the professional development of the service and have a proactive and positive manner.
  • Support Legal Services by helping to build and maintain excellent client relations acting as a role model to achieve service and Council wide objectives.
  • Assist with the other work within the team as required, such as writing first document drafts.
  • Undertake the efficient execution of a variety of work of a legal such as organising case files and compiling litigation bundles.
  • Undertake a range of legal, technical tasks as directed.
  • Communicate both verbally and in writing in a way that can be clearly understood by clients/instructing officers.
  • Demonstrate legal drafting skills commensurate with the role.
  • Under guidance, negotiate legal documents.
  • Research law and procedure.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

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“Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.


  1. Law degree or Non-Law Degree with a Graduate Diploma in Law or Level 3 CIlex Diploma in Law & Practice or equivalent.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  3. Experience of giving legal advice verbally and in writing.
  4. Ability to work with some supervision and to display initiative.
  5. Experience of and ability to handle a large varied housing disrepair caseload.
  6. Experience and knowledge of civil procedure rules, in particular the housing disrepair pre-action protocol.
  7. Experience of instructing Counsel.
  8. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Job Ref: Bury 0008 A967 / 1
Legal Officer – Housing
Client Category: Local Authority

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Legal Officer – Housing
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