Job Title: Paralegal
Salary Banding: £32,000-£35.000
Job Location: Homebased
Contract Duration: 2 years Fixed Term Contract
Hours (weekly): 35
Are you looking for your next challenging role? Do you have experience handling your own litigation caseload?
Your Housing Group has two great opportunities for a Paralegal Case Handler to support the In-house Legal Disrepair team, defending litigated cases on behalf of the Group.
As a Paralegal, you will Support the Legal Disrepair Manager case handling a large volume workload, conducting litigation files with a technical and commercially sound judicial strategy. You will be taking instructions from internal clients, giving legal advice, including obtaining evidence to achieve appropriate resolutions for the Group, therefore, you will be involved in all aspects of the litigation process ranging from small claims, fast track and multi-track value cases, working on specialised litigious claims.
Whilst, you will have the ability to prepare legal papers, court bundles for hearings, trials, and alternate dispute resolution, you don’t need to have a law degree to work as a Paralegal at Your Housing Group. We are keen to have you on board if you are a great team player and willing to learn quickly. It’s a given however that you’ll be able to prioritise your own workload and meet deadlines whilst working under pressure. You’ll have good advocacy and client care skills and evidence of working to client guidelines.
- have experience in civil litigation claims handling Claimant / Defendant as a legal file Handler
- have a sound knowledge of relevant Housing legislation, statutory Instruments and the relevant legal systems
- hold a suitable qualification eg CILEX/LPC or equivalent, or are working towards / willing to work towards a suitable qualification
- have experience conducting contested litigation case work
- knowledge of the litigation process / working knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules
- have an ability to anticipate problems and identify solutions
- have a high level of analytical, listening, verbal and written communication skills
…….we’d love to hear from you!
This is a homebased role, however as our head office is in Birchwood, Warrington, you’ll need to live within a reasonable travelling distance to be able to attend meetings and training when required.
You will also be expected to travel at short notice to represent Your Housing Group at the various geographical Courts across the across the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands, where Your Housing Group hold housing stock.
You will receive fantastic benefits including 22 days holidays, plus Bank Holidays and as we also close between Christmas and New Year, if working with us at the time you will get these 3 days as bonus holidays. There’s also a pension scheme with contributions matched up to 8%, a cash claim back on medical treatments and discount cards, to name a few!
As one of the UK's largest housing providers, Your Housing Group have more than 28,000 homes, ranging from affordable social housing through to private rent, across the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands.
Your Housing Groups philosophy is “creating more places for people to thrive and be recognised as a sector leading landlord – something you’ll find in the way we work with our internal client departments, our in house teams and how we engage with external organisations.
Prior to completing your application, please review the attached Role Profile to better understand the role and key responsibilities.
Closing date 28th January 2021:
Should we receive a high number of applications, we may close this vacancy earlier than the date indicated above, therefore, you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.
Your Housing Group values diversity and encourages applications from all communities. Your Housing Group operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for tenants or anyone who resides in a Your Housing Group property. It also operates the scheme for any applicants who declare they have a disability. Those applicants who meet the minimum requirements for the role as set out in the role profile will be guaranteed an interview. Some roles may be subject to probity checks which will override the scheme where a potential conflict of interest or a probity matter has been identified. YHG1
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