Job details

Salary - Grade

GBP £34,689 to £35,949 34689 - SO2

Contract Type

Permanent

Contracted Hours

Full Time - 36 hours per week

DBS Required

No

Department

Chief Executive's

Service

Legal

Closing date

16/05/2021

Following a redesign of the way in which we provide legal services, exciting opportunities have arisen to join the progressive London Borough of Hackney Legal Service, where you will play a vital role in delivering the Mayor’s Priorities and the Council’s vision of keeping Hackney as a place for everyone.

We are currently looking to recruit to the following position with the aim of developing an innovative and accessible service which contributes to the shaping of service delivery within a high profile Local Authority:

1 x Paralegal with a focus on Property and Regeneration (36 hours per week,
Permanent contract)

You will be responsible for a mixed caseload and must be proactive in dealing with both contentious and non-contentious matters. Excellent communication skills are essential, but you will also exemplify the tact and discretion needed to handle sometimes highly confidential and sensitive matters.

The Property and Regeneration team advise on and undertake all aspects of property and regeneration work within a Local Authority . The scope of legal advice includes support with Estate regeneration, Housing Supply Regeneration and the Council’s Property Portfolio. We require a paralegal with excellent professional knowledge and an attention to detail . Inevitably you will demonstrate resilience and tenacity but above all you must have a real enthusiasm for this area of work.

This is an exciting time to join the London Borough of Hackney, a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. If you are a person who will truly live our organisational values: being open, ambitious, pioneering, inclusive, proactive and proud – proud of Hackney, of the Council, and of the work we do – then we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to have an informal chat about any of these roles please contact Georgia Lazari, Team Leader (Places) on 0208 356 1369.

To apply:

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

Closing date for applications: Sunday 16 May 2021

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available hackneyworksjobs@hackney.gov.uk