In Kensington and Chelsea, we put local people and local businesses at the heart of decision-making, working in partnership with them to provide quality services that are responsive, effective and efficient. Our Bi-borough Legal Services, shared with Westminster City Council, plays an instrumental role in the Council’s commitment to improving the quality of life for our residents. We have a talented team of solicitors and support colleagues who play an instrumental role in the Council delivering its priorities for the communities it serves. You too can be part of that team and make a difference to the Council’s most vulnerable residents.
Our support services help the whole council work to the best of their ability. They include the Council's Customer Access department, Human Resources, IT, Financial Management, Corporate Property, Audit, Fraud, Risk and Insurance. We aim for excellence in these services as they will in turn benefit the community we serve.
This is a temporary contract of up to 18 months.
Taking a proactive approach to a broad range of challenges, you will support our Housing Lawyers deliver on their goals by developing and maintaining efficient administrative systems. Seeing to it that we are adhering to corporate processes and procedures, you will act as the bridge with Legal Services Business Support to ensure agreed actions are being delivered on time. Instructing experts, Counsel and other key stakeholders on behalf of the team, your day-to-day tasks will include conducting legal research and writing reports, proof-reading documents, analysing data and overseeing the timely payment of suppliers and services, managing a supervised varied caseload, including but not limited to possession claims, disrepair and injunctions. You may also be required to go to Court to assist barristers.
For existing RBKC or WCC staff, we are willing to consider filling this position via Secondment. Please outline your preference for this in your application if appropriate.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
To be equal to the challenge of the role, you will have a relevant legal qualification such as an L2 Diploma in Legal Studies, CILEx or law degree. We will expect you to help us adopt and maintain compliant processes, so you will be keen to learn and share knowledge. As you will be expected to prepare electronic court bundles and upload them to the digital courtroom and be able to communicate in a digital and virtual working environment, you will have great IT and communication skills. You will be detail-focused and a self-starter with a passion for the law and public service.
In turn we can offer you the chance to drive innovation within a results-focused team, and to develop your skills and future career. Further enhanced by a competitive benefits package that includes a contributory pension scheme and generous annual leave, you are sure to thrive here.
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You should describe how you meet the person specification requirements for the position you are applying for in Section G of the application form.
Interview date: 8th December 2022 and 9th December 2022 (applicants must be available to attend on these dates).
We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.
This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.
We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.
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