Senior Legal Officer/Solicitor

Posted 16 April 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Temporary
Discipline Professional & Technical
ContactBelle Srijundee

Job description

Job Title: Senior Legal Officer/Solicitor

Location: Rugby Borough Council

Work Mode: Hybrid (1 day per week in the office)

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week

Pay Rate: Negotiable

Duration: Temporary, 1-month with potential extension


  • Mainly focused on housing-related tasks, particularly possession claims and addressing antisocial behaviour.
  • Responsible for handling possession claims online and addressing queries related to housing claims.
  • Provide legal support on housing, civil litigation, and employment matters.
  • Contribute to efficient legal services for councillors and officers.
  • Support the Council's Transformation Programme with advocacy and drafting.
  • Assist in other legal areas as needed.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Qualified Solicitor, Barrister, or Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, or commitment to qualification.
  • Experience in housing, civil litigation and housing matters.
  • Strong drafting skills and ability to provide concise advice.
  • Experience in local government or public sector settings preferred.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Proficient in IT and office software.
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and attend meetings.

If you are interested in the role, please apply now.