Legal Officer

20,138 - 30,153

Department of Corporate Resources

City Solicitors Office - Legal Services

Legal Officer (Property)

Band 7 - SO2: £20,138 - £30,153 pa (the starting salary is dependent on experience)

1 x 37 hours


Based in City Hall

The Councils general conditions of employment apply including – 8 statutory holidays 27 days annual leave and flexible working.

This is a great opportunity to work in a thriving City with award winning parks, nature reserves, historic architecture, museums, galleries and first class leisure facilities. Bradford Metropolitan District has it all.

You will be based in the Bradford City Centre in the Grade One Listed City Hall and have all the benefits of the cultural, retail and leisure facilities that Bradford has to offer as the 4th largest Metropolitan District in England and Wales.

The post holder will assist the Team Leader, Deputy Team Leader, Senior Lawyers and Lawyers in the provision of high quality professional legal services in the areas of Property Commercial and Development (planning Highways and Licensing) Law for the Council.

The focus of the post will be on Property Law matters. The post holder has authority to make day-to-day operational decisions, with considerable delegated powers only referring or bringing to the attention of the Team Leader or Deputy or Senior Lawyers and Lawyers complex and/or sensitive issues and matters. The post holder will contribute to and assist in the implementation of new policies and procedures in the office but is not expected to make strategic decisions.

The exercise of judgement in managing a caseload of routine property cases, under the overall guidance of the Team Leader is required. Depending on experience the post holder is expected to work with minimum supervision only, seeking guidance on particularly complex or sensitive issues in undertaking all professional responsibilities and liaising with other Legal Officers and Lawyers and Senior Lawyers where appropriate.

The post holder will have contact with officers within the client departments, private practice solicitors and barristers, staff and managers of other agencies such as the Land Registry, Court Service, Planning Inspectorate, Police, In communities, NHS Trusts, members of the public and expert witnesses.

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criteria under Special Knowledge and Experience on the Job Profile, which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate. Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

For further information regarding this post please contact Richard Winter or Maria Ahmed.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 9th April 2018.

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