Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
£16,000 per annum
05 Oct 2017
27 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client, a UK top 50 firm is looking for a paralegal to join the vibrant Social Housing Sales team, part of the firm's Real Estate group based in Stratford Upon Avon.

The role is to work with the team to provide a high quality legal service to Housing Association clients, dealing with a variety of sale transactions including shared ownership, 'right to buy' and large volume staircasing. The role will also provide technical support to the team including lease extensions and dealing with site set ups.

Key Responsibilities:
-providing paralegal and administrative support to a large team
-dealing with Housing Association clients in a professional manner, and maintaining close contact
-liaising regularly with Housing Associations, and providing regular updates within specific timeframes on progress with plot sales
-handling own caseload
-handling queries and enquiries efficiently
-providing technical support to the team
-maintaining good file management
-working to strict deadlines
-participating in department and team meetings in a positive and proactive manner

Skills and experience you will have:
-a minimum of 12 months practical experience of social housing conveyancing work
-previous responsibility for dealing with shared ownership, 'right to buy' and large volume staircasing
-Candidates will receive additional training from senior members of the team

Key competencies you will need:
-strong IT skills
-a high degree of initiative and an ability to cope in a demanding environment
-to be tidy, well organised and motivated
-to be able to self-manage and take ownership of problems
-the ability to work well in a team and develop good working relationships with colleagues and others
-good communication skills with the confidence to liaise openly and clearly with colleagues and clients
-the ability to produce a high standard of work, sometimes under pressure, whilst maintaining accuracy and good attention to detail

About you - you will be:
-highly enthusiastic, willing to go the extra mile and be happy to go beyond the job description
-respectful towards others and have a positive, willing and 'can do' attitude
-keen to learn, interested in driving your own career progression and be proactive in taking ownership of this

Douglas Scott is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.