Legal Assistant/Officer

Job ref: RO-62668  


             Grade 4 £20,444 – £22,129 per annum

             Grade 5 £22,571- £24,920 per annum

             Grade 6  £25,927 -£29,174 per annum

            Grade 7 £30,095 – £33,486 per annum

Closing Date 19th June 2022

The Legal Officer will be capable of working to tight deadlines eventually with minimal supervision and able to act on their own initiative or with minimal supervision depending on experience. The Legal Officer will have conduct of an increasing, extensive and varied caseload of matters which, in addition to general property transactions, may also include highways & footpath matters; CPO work; Academy conversions and commercial property work in relation to major commercial and residential property transactions and regeneration schemes within the Borough.

The ideal candidates must be motivated and enthusiastic and be pro-active team players who are able to work as part of a busy team; can react positively to changing priorities and are willing to embrace new technology and ways of working as well as possessing good communication and interpersonal skills and maintain good relations with clients.

These roles offer an opportunity as a starting point for someone wishing to embark on a legal career.

We are looking for candidates who are seeking to qualify as a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives or as a Solicitor/barrister. Local authority experience is preferable however Rochdale Council will consider private practice and public sector candidates ideally with property law experience.

Casual User Car Allowance is payable

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The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff to share this commitment.

Rochdale Borough Council is a great place to work. Please click here for information on Number One Riverside and the borough of Rochdale.

At Rochdale Borough Council we are committed to our Values and Behaviours.

·         Proud of the difference we make

·         Passionate about the diversities of the Borough

·         Pioneering and Open in our Approach

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment.  This means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority; giving you access to our service-related benefits.

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