Solicitor (Housing & Community Safety Team)
At Birmingham City Council, we are always looking for people of the highest calibre whose knowledge, skills and experience will help us provide the best possible service. We are working to support a hugely diverse city with a wide range of services in order to make a positive difference every day to people’s lives.Working within one of the largest legal teams in local government, you will be involved in complex, challenging work at this exciting time in Birmingham City Council’s future. Join us, and you’ll be in a great place for both professional and personal development in our large, vibrant and evolving city.
Your workload will focus on assisting with claims brought against the City Council under Section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, and may also involve issuing possession proceedings and injunctions sought in respect of anti-social behaviour. Advocacy skills and a willingness to further develop the same would be a distinct advantage.
We are seeking an individual who has successfully completed the Institute of Legal Executives or equivalent examination and will ideally have post qualification experience of advising on Housing Litigation, Homelessness and Community Safety matters, and be able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the application of the law in these areas. You should be able to inspire confidence on the part of clients, be a team player and have the ability to inspire and support the team to maximise its potential.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent administrative, organisational, written and verbal communication skills as well as an ability to work to a high standard as part of a team in a pressurised environment.
Informal enquiries to Sanjeev Bhopal, Solicitor on 0121 675 4673 or you can alternatively email Sanjeev.Bhopal@birmingham.gov.uk/Sunita.Gill@birmingham.gov.uk
The post you are applying for is politically restricted under the provisions of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. If you wish to receive further information about politically restricted posts either contact the person named in the advertisement.
We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.
Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non-UK applicants (excluding Ireland) may require a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must have an approved visa from the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) before any employment offer can be confirmed. Unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen or their family members, already living in the UK by 31 December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) instead