Join an exciting Legal Service
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
We are looking for a enthusiastic and motivated Senior Homelessness Lawyer to join us in Brent’s impressive Civic Centre, located right next to Wembley stadium and just a 12 minute train ride from Baker Street and a 25 minute train ride from Kings Cross. So if you are a skilled professional looking for challenging and rewarding work in a demanding but supportive environment - this is the opportunity you have been waiting for.
The Civil Litigation and Housing Team are looking for an experienced Senior Lawyer specialising in homelessness to provide high level and proactive expert legal advice and conduct high quality advocacy for the Council. The person will have their own case load of work and will work under the supervision of the Principal Lawyer.
We are looking for an experienced Senior Lawyer with strong organisational skills used to working in a busy office. The person should have extensive experience of homelessness law and higher rights of audience as well as a sound knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules.
The person should have experience of providing complex legal advice around homelessness to senior client officers. The person will need to prepare and defend homeless challenges including responding to Judicial Review challenges, defending claims, appeals and applications, and attending court as an advocate in the County Court, High Court and higher courts under the supervision of the Principal Lawyer.
Closing Date: 19th February 2020 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: To Be Confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.