Solicitor – Housing Management – Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff or Southampton
We have an exciting opportunity for a Housing Management lawyer to join our team. We are recruiting in Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff or Southampton for this position however we operate a fully hybrid working opportunity with plenty of client contact and on-going training and support. You will also be joining a directory ranked team.
Location: Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol or Southampton
Hours: Full Time
Vacancy Reference: 1117-LMR
Who we are
You’ll be joining a national law firm that enjoys a strong reputation, made possible by our exceptional people – each chosen for their industry knowledge and passion for their field. We want to help you to reach your full potential, love the work you do and deliver the best results for your clients. It’s our goal to make you feel great about working with us, and we work hard to cultivate a culture that makes it easy for you to stay with us for many years.
We work flexibly and you’ll be empowered to work where you do your best work, balancing your individual needs with the need for us to engage as teams and deliver excellent client service.
Most of our people choose to work in a hybrid fashion, working from home and attending our offices on occasion. Our offices are in Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton, and Taunton.
Day to day, you’ll be successful in this role by:
We act for a large number of registered providers of social housing and local authorities dealing with all aspects of housing management functions including possession actions, anti-social behaviour and policy and procedure work.
We want to invest in your career and help you to become a recognised expert in your own right, so you will have plenty of one-to-one development and encouragement from your supervising partner (Lindsay Felstead), and the wider team. We will ensure that you get a good level of client contact and early responsibility.
Subject to your level of experience your case load will include injunctions and possession applications, advisory work, discrimination claims and all aspects of drafting including pleadings, witness statements and regular client communication. There is also the option to carry out advocacy.
Excellent client care and relationship skills are a must as much of the role will include developing and fostering relationships.
You will soon become an integral part of this highly regarded team, playing a key part in delivering an excellent level of service to our clients and building your legal career accordingly.
This role is right for you if:
You will demonstrate talent, ambition and a real interest in the social housing sector. We expect you to have built up enough experience to be able to manage some work with minimal supervision.
Advocacy experience will be advantageous but is not essential. Most importantly you will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, being able to adapt your style to communicate effectively with a wide range of professional people, and enthusiastic about delivering excellent quality service to your clients.
We expect you to be able to use your initiative, and be a forward-planner, anticipating your clients’ needs in advance wherever possible.
We welcome applications from those in private practice as well as in-house lawyers representing tenants and people who those who are starting out in their career with some social housing experience.
What we can offer you:
A career at Clarke Willmott will feel different to other law firms. We thrive on our individual differences and diversity because as a team, we are united by our shared values and mutual respect. Working with us you will feel empowered, valued and free to be yourself in a safe and supportive environment.
Our mission is to help you realise your full potential whilst maintaining a positive work-life balance. We provide a comprehensive learning and development programme and a range of wellbeing initiatives to support your career journey.
There’s no doubt we expect the best from our people and even the occasional extra mile. In return, your dedication and commitment to the continued success of the firm will be rewarded with a comprehensive range of flexible benefits.
Listen to what a few members of our team have to say about what life here at Clarke Willmott is really like, to see if it’s the right fit for you.
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