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Housing Lawyer
  • Employer: Lewes and Eastbourne Councils
  • Reference: DCE/19/117642
  • Published: Mon 30/12/2019, 12:05 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 17/01/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 22.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £46,390- £49,642 (FTE) per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils, East Sussex

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Housing Lawyer

Lewes and Eastbourne Councils manage a large number of tenancies across its social housing stock. To support our housing teams on legal issues, we are looking for a part-time housing lawyer to join the councils’ forward-thinking legal practice.

You will be:

  • Legally qualified, with a minimum 3 years’ PQE
  • Knowledgeable and enthusiastic about housing law
  • Able to advise on a wide range of housing tenancy matters, such as possessions, disrepair, antisocial behaviour and fraud; and on private sector housing standards
  • Competent and confident to appear in court on behalf of the councils
  • Someone who can build strong relations with colleagues, clients and councillors

In return, you will:

  • Be part of a modern legal practice
  • Be supported with your continuing professional development
  • Have an opportunity to increase the practice’s range of housing clients
  • Be part of a professional and friendly team
  • Benefit from flexible working


The closing date for the receipt of applications is noon 17 January 2020

Interviews week commencing 3 February 2020