Proposed interview Dates: 29th and 30th September 2022
Come and join our national award winning, LEXCEL accredited legal service!
We are looking for a confident litigation lawyer to join our friendly and experienced Litigation & Housing Team.
About the role
You will advise on a varied caseload of litigation and housing matters. No two days will be the same and you will have the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and work on new and developing areas of law.
This new role will be part of our experienced Litigation & Housing Team and you will therefore benefit from working with knowledgeable and supportive colleagues in a positive environment.
We are proud of the benefits that we offer and welcome applications from lawyers who want to work remotely, flexibly or part time. We take diversity and inclusivity seriously and are looking to build a service which reflects the community which we represent.
Experience of civil and/or housing litigation is preferred but is not essential and we are able to provide support and training to a successful candidate who can demonstrate strong transferable legal skills.
How to apply:
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Please note this role is subject to a Standard Disclosure & Barring Check.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).